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Introducing three stunning new collections on our handmade rustic biscuit

At Marlborough, we are known the world over for our devotion to our craft. We have been perfecting our processes and fine tuning our knowledge for more than eighty years.

Today, we are launching three new collections; a total of thirty-two extraordinary colours on our new rustic, handmade artisan tile. These collections embody decades of expertise, experimentation and passion passed down across generations.

Each tile is individually crafted with a great deal of care, time and attention. The highest quality clay is hand pressed into a frame, creating a thick, characterful tile body with rough edges and an organic finish.

Our glazes are mixed using age-old methods from our bank of raw pigments, expertly combined to create precise nuance of shade. The glaze is then poured directly onto the tiles, pooling across their contours to create wonderful tonal variation.

This process results in natural, beautiful imperfections. No two tiles are the same, and each one brims with character — telling the story of how it was made.

Unique to these collections are three timeless hand piped relief designs: Ettie, a wonderfully intricate vintage pattern; Margot, a pretty, petal motif; and Clara, a fluid wave design.

L-R: Tiles from our Halcyon collection in Parasol, hand piped with Ettie, Margot and Clara patterns.


Our Halcyon collection is made up of eleven charming, beachy tones inspired by memories of childhood summers spent on breeze-blown English seashores.

L-R: Blush, Parasol and Carmine plain square tiles, from our Halcyon collection. Each colour is also available in a choice of three unique hand piped designs.


The Ullswater collection is made up of twelve harmonious heritage colours that bring to mind the scenic landscapes and misty romanticism of the Lake District.

L-R: Cottage, Woodland and Valley plain square tiles, all from the Ullswater collection.


Our Kensington collection is inspired by Victorian England and is made up of nine jewel-toned blues and greens. The stunning depth of colour across this collection is created using traditional Victorian glazing techniques, such as adding cobalt and copper oxides.

L-R: Victorian Green, Cerulean and Dusk plain square tiles, all from the Kensington collection.

Explore our collections of hand made wall tiles here. And if you have questions or would like some advice, do get in touch. We are a small team, here to help you find the perfect tile for your project.


“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
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