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Barbury, in collaboration with Neptune


Barbury, in collaboration with Neptune

"I just love the new Barbury tiles created for Neptune by Marlborough Tiles – they’re the best of the best when it comes to creating decorative and glazed finishes for kitchens and bathrooms. The colours are just spot-on: take the Blakeney Blue and Saffron shades which sit together perfectly, or the Old Rose option which is delicate without being too pastel. The fact that they’re handmade means that every tile is slightly different, and you can use them in both traditional or more contemporary settings."

Ben Spriggs, Editor-in-Chief at ELLE Decoration

As artisans first and foremost, we delight in the opportunity to partner with other creative businesses that share our values for timeless design and craftsmanship.

Few businesses align so precisely with our values as Neptune, and we have been fortunate to work with the team there for a number of years now. We were very pleased when they reached out to us late last year to begin working on a bespoke new collection.

The Barbury collection is a considered edit of handmade, rustic tiles with a crackle glaze finish. It is available in a choice of five colourways, created by our team of experts to coordinate beautifully with Neptune’s paint colours.

The tiles are textured, with a distinctly undulating surface - each one individually crafted with a great deal of care, time and attention. The clay is pressed by hand into a specially designed frame, creating a thick, characterful tile body with rough edges and an organic finish. After initial firing, the glaze is poured directly onto the tiles in several layers, which pool across the contours of the biscuit, creating wonderful tonal variation, a little like watercolour paint. As a result of this process, no two tiles are exactly the same.

Earlier this year, the Neptune team visited our factory to create a short film about our partnership, which you can enjoy below.

Video courtesy of Neptune.

Photography: Jake Curtis and Chris Everard, Skr Agency, courtesy of Neptune.



“An excellent product and superb service. Many thanks to Grace and Jamie from Marlborough”

Nick Lester, customer

“Handmade tiles with wonderful glazes; the craftsmanship, the beauty and the customer service.”

Ephia Yasmin, customer

“Always visionary and ahead of the times from the outset.”

Ben Spriggs, Editor-in-Chief, Elle Decoration

“Your service is outstanding and everyone is stunned by the result. I could not be more delighted.”

Pat Jones, customer

“Marlborough are a trusted collaborator to design unique tile collections which delight our customers”

Rebecca Malon, Head of Design and Product Development Neptune

“Over 20 years, our brand has relied on Marlborough for specialist colour and glaze development.”

Colin Roby-Welford, MD of Fired Earth
Marlborough Made