Jackfield Ceramics



1. Shropshire Tile Company Wins Top Awards

Craven Dunnill Jackfield has underlined its ranking as the leading manufacturer and supplier of specialist tiles for major restoration projects, having taken top honours in the TTA Awards. The company has been named in The Tile Association Awards as both winner of the prestigious Excellence in Manufacturing and as the manufacturer for the Best Renovation Project 2017.

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2. The Transformation of Oldham Town Hall

In 2009 Oldham Town Hall was named by the Victorian Society as one of the top ten endangered buildings. After a £37 million re-development, it has been transformed and is now a major cinema and leisure complex, complete with its rich architectural heritage. A major element of the recently completed project was to replace over 2,000 of the original ceramic wall tiles, in 55 different formats and designs, which dated back to 1917.

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3. Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch Revives Tradition of Faience Fronted Bars

The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch has recently opened, complete with a vast, four square, Victorian- inspired, ceramic tiled fronted bar. UK specialist tile company Craven Dunnill Jackfield was responsible for the
project, from design to hand-manufacturing the tiles and then factory-mounting the tiles onto panels for rapid installation on site.

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4. Faience Tile Revival in Contemporary Brixton Bar

The Blues Kitchen has opened in Brixton, London offering a proven formula of late night live music, authentic BBQ food and an amazingly large selection of bourbons. Located in what was once the old Electric Social premises, the cavernous ground floor space is dominated by a flamboyant faience-fronted, ceramic tiled bar, which has been designed and hand-manufactured by specialist tile company Craven Dunnill Jackfield.

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5. Black Friars Station

Johnson Tiles and Craven Dunnill Jackfield have continued their successful partnership with Transport for London by supplying the tiles for the recently reopened Blackfriars Underground Station.

Blackfriars station, which has been completely rebuilt over a 3 year period, now boasts entrances on both banks of the River Thames. The re-build will allow up to 60% more passengers a day and has provided jobs for 13,000 people over the last three years, with 2,000 people working on the site each day at the busiest times.

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6. Olympic Park Commission Advances Tile Mural Potential

Creating two major, contemporary, ceramic murals involving over 30,000 different tile pieces was never going to be easy and British artist Clare Woods spent two years pulling off the two major mural installations, Brick Field and Carpenter’s Curve, in the Olympic Park. The scale, the complexity of the designs and the vagaries of ceramic production led to collaboration with the artisan tile company Craven Dunnill Jackfield and the realisation of mural techniques never previously thought possible on such a vast scale.

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7. Public Art Tile Murals for Schools

Craven Dunnill Jackfield and British contemporary artist Clare Woods have created large scale tile murals for two schools, following the successful installation of Woods’ two epic tile murals in the Olympic Park, London. Commissions for Hereford Cathedral Junior School and the Much Wenlock Public Art Trail sited at William Brookes School both feature extracts from Woods’ original Olympic commission.

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8. Olympic Park Commission Advances Mural Technology

Creating two major, contemporary, ceramic murals involving over 30,000 different tile pieces was never going to be easy and British artist Clare Woods spent two years pulling off the two major mural installations, Brick Field and Carpenter’s Curve, in the Olympic Park. The scale, the complexity of the designs and the vagaries of ceramic production led to collaboration with the artisan tile company Craven Dunnill Jackfield and the realisation of mural techniques never previously thought possible on such a vast scale.

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9. The Olympic Park Murals

British artist Clare Woods was invited by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to submit a written proposal for one of two Olympic Park public art commissions. She remembers, “clunking up the stairs” on the day of her presentation with lots of ceramic tile samples in her bag, a loose creative concept but a clear idea as to the team she would need to put together to achieve some 750 square metres of murals.

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10. Jackfield Tile Works Wins Top National Award

Craven Dunnill Jackfield the Shropshire based specialist ceramic tile manufacturer has been awarded the ultimate accolade and named winner of the Excellence in Manufacturing 2012 award by its national trade association.

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11. Theatre Royal Restores Treasured Matcham Interior

The Newcastle Theatre Royal has recently re-opened following a £4.75million renovation project, which has seen the theatre auditorium and public areas restored to the original 1901 Frank Matcham interior complete with rich burgundy and embossed decorative wall tiles and a geometric and encaustic tiled floor, all made by the specialist tile manufacturer Craven Dunnill Jackfield.

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