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Hand painted tiles

If you are seeking to bring individuality and artistry to your home, look no further than our range of hand painted ceramic tiles. Each artisan wall tile is painted by hand onto raw glaze using the classic Majolica technique, and then individually signed by the artist who painted it. Our hand painted ceramic tiles are ideal for your kitchen, bathroom or fireplace surround. Add character with individual tiles or create a statement with one of our range cooker panels.

The Marlborough Difference

What makes our hand painted tiles so special?

We specialise in a traditional method of ceramic hand painting know as Majolica. Our artists train for months to be able to freehand paint our designs directly onto the raw glaze. This makes an enormous difference to the end product because the base glaze and artist’s work are fired at the same time. This not only better integrates overlapping colours but also adds to the fluidity and intensity of the artist’s brush strokes. We could do as others do and use transfers to “paint” onto already fired tiles but while this may save a few pennies, it will never result in the high-quality finished product that we are passionate about producing. Painting onto already fired tiles means that the base colour will be darker because it will have been fired twice. And of course, this means the base colour won’t be a precise match for the plain tiles that accompany painted tiles in a panel – a definite no-no in our book!

For any questions on colour, layout, design tips as well as the technical aspects of tiling, please do get in touch with our team on 01672556533 or email sales@marlboroughtiles.com

Hand Paint Layout service

If you’re thinking about buying some of our hand painted tiles but need some extra help deciding how to arrange them, then this service is for you. You may have an idea for a panel to go behind your range cooker or simply be unsure about how to best to incorporate plain and hand painted tiles into a design. Either way, our layout service removes the guesswork. Click here for more information.

Bespoke Hand Paint Service

If you have looked through our catalogue and loved the hand painted tiles but didn’t quite see what you had in mind, you need our bespoke hand painting service. From beloved pets to bucolic countryside scenes, our specially trained ceramic artists love the extra challenge of creating your perfect design. Click here for more information.

“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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