Newsletter Tile and Mosaic News - A periodic electronic newsletter with a selection of new and second-hand books about tiles (including mosaics and architectural ceramics). To be added to the mailing-list, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Buckland Books, Holly Tree House, 18 Woodlands Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5PP. Tel/Fax +44-1903-717.648.

Magazine Glazed Expressions, the Magazine of the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS), published 3 times a year.
No. 46, Spring 2003, 20 pages. Articles include: ‘Postwar Tile Panels, An endangered species?’ (Lynn Pearson); ‘The Gordon Cullen Ceramic Murals: Lower Precinct, Coventry. Part 1’ (Alan Swale); ‘Interview with ceramic artist, Kate Malone’ (Penny Beckett).
No. 47, Summer 2003, 20 pages. Articles include: ‘The Victoria Baths, Manchester’ (Gill Wright); ‘Dutch Tiles with figures on horseback in Tredegar House, Wales’ (Wilhelm Joliet); ‘St John's Episcopal Church, Jedburgh’ (Lynn Pearson); ‘The Gordon Cullen Ceramic Murals: Lower Precinct, Coventry. Part 2’ (Alan Swale). Book reviews; Visit reports; Collectors’ Corner; events and news from the Society.
Send contributions to the Production Editor Penny Beckett, 24 Beacon Drive, West Kirby, Wirral CH487ED or e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Enquiries about membership: TACS, Roger Hensman, 37 Mosley Road, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 7TF. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.tilesoc.org.uk

Journal Journal - Annual of the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS), Hans van Lemmen (Ed.), vol. 9, 2003, 40 pp. Articles include: ‘Henry Chapman Mercer’s Tile collection’ (Linda F. Dyke); ‘Memorial and commemorative tiles in nineteenth and early twentieth century churches’ (Lynn F. Pearson); ‘A munificent benefaction: Godwin tiles in St Peter’s church, Hereford’ (Margaret A.V. Gill); ‘Gilbert Elliott and the Muskingum County (Ohio) Courthouse Floors, A case study of England’s role in the genesis of America’s tile industry’ (Michael Sims). Contact and information addresses: see previous item.

Antique Tile Fair "Bring, buy, sell or swap tiles" on Saturday October 11th 2003, 1.00 - 4.30 pm at St. Jude’s Church Hall, Mapperley, Nottingham. After the Sale, enrolled TACS members are welcome to view the tile collection of Michael Blood - about 2000 tiles. An organisation of the TACS. Details and enrolment from Michael Blood, Nottingham, tel. +44-0115-960.8502.

Exhibition In Victoria & Albert Museum, London. From January 2004: a group of previously unseen tile panels, including works by the potter Heber Mathews, and a series of panels produced by Spanish manufacturer Gonzalez Valls for the Great Exhibition, 1851.

Book WAKELING, A.L. & MOON, Peter - Tiles of Tragedy, Brightlingsea’s Unique Maritime Memorial, Ellar Publications, 2nd revised edition, 2003, 84pp, illus. throughout in b&w. A collection of over 200 memorial tiles in the Parish Church of All Saints, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating the deaths of local people lost at sea. Order from Buckland Books. £ 5,95.

Book LEBOFF, David - The underground stations of Leslie Green, Capital Transport, 2002, 96pp, 185 col. ill., 30 historic b&w ill. Most of London’s early 20th c. underground stations were designed by the architect Leslie Green between 1903 and 1907. He decorated some 40 stations with early 20th c. English tiles from Maw and Co, a.o. Order from Buckland Books, £ 16,95


Book BALANDA, de, Élisabeth & ECHEVARRIA, Armando Uribe. - Les Metamorphoses de l’Azure, l’art de l’azulejo dans le monde latin, Ars Latina, 2003, 466pp, 204 full colour plates. Revised and enlarged edition of a book first edited in 1994, and which covers tin-glazed tiles from their earliest appearance to the present day. Order from Buckland Books: £ 79,00.

Book ROSEN, J. (ed.) - Majoliques Européennes, reflets de l’estampe Lyonnaise (XVIe-XVIIe siècles), Éditions Faton, Dijon, 2003, 188pp, 220 ill of which 100 in colour. Actes des journées d’études internationales «Estampes et majoliques au XVIe siècle» (Rome 1996/Lyon 1997) organised by Deswarte-Rosa, Sylvie, CNRS Lyon. ISBN 2-87844-056-0. € 60,00. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catalogue FIOCCO, C., GHERARDI, G., SFEIR-FAKHRI, L - Majoliques Italiennes du Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Lyon, Éditions Faton, Dijon, 2001, 341 pp. Overview of the Italian production centres illustrated through 204 prestigious majolica pieces of the ‘Collection Paul Gillet’. Fully illustrated in colour. ISBN 2-87844-046-3. € 90,00. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.faton.fr

Book PILLET, Marc - La splendeur des sols Français du XIe au XXe siècle, Massin Editeur, 2002, 256pp, over 250 col. ill. Covers all forms of flooring including mosaics, tiles (quarry, terracotta, inlaid, impressed, dust-pressed encaustic, cement, tin-glazed, etc), marble, stone, wood and terrazzo. Order from Buckland Books. £ 39,00.

Book CARTIER, Jean - Faïences du Beauvaisis au XIXe siècle. Manufacture de St. Paul et de l’Italienne, Somogy, Paris, 2002. Multiple references to tin glazed tiles. Information from: G.R.E.C.B., Prof. Jean Cartier, 8 avenue Victor Hugo, F-6000 Beauvais.

Bulletin Les informations de l'ABRC - Association Bourguignonne de Recherches Céramiques, n° 33 & 34, March & June 2003, 4 pages each. Edited by ABRC, rue Dr. Maret 5, 21000 Dijon. Ceramic exhibitions, events, publications in France and abroad.

Article GARRIC, J.-M. et PRADALIER, H. - 'Une découverte récente: les pavements gothiques du Palais de la Berbie à Albi', in: Mémoires de la Société Archéologique du Midi de la France, LXII, 2002, p. 61-90. (Copied from Les informations de l’ABRC, n° 33).

Internet www.ceramique.com/cerambooks/index.html  Enter keyword ‘carreau’ to obtain a booklist on tiles to be ordered on-line.


Article HAMBURG, Ulli - '100 Jahre Boizenburger Wandplatten', in: Trödler.

Collectors meeting The 3rd German “Sammlertreffen” will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2003 in Frankfurt, Broßstr. 6. Information: Ulli Hamburg, Bredderstraße 2, D-42477 Radevormwald, tel.: +48 02195/5679. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exhibition “100 Jahre Boizenburger Wandplatten”, in: Erstes Deutsches Fliesenmuseum Boizenburg e.V., Reichenstraße 4, 19258 Boizenburg. Tel./fax +48 (03 88 47) 538 81. From June 21, 2003 untill end of June 2004.

Study JOLIET, Wilhelm - Rotterdamer Fliesen im Wilstermarsch-Zimmer des Museums für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 56 pp, private edition by W. Joliet, Postfach 3243, D-53627 Königswinter. € 4,50 + p&p. Study of 54 tiles depicting mythological scenes, tiles with scenic designs or landscapes. Most of them are based on prints and/or stencils in Rotterdams Gemeentemuseum.

Article JOLIET, Wilhelm - ‘Niederländische Fliesen in Schloss Oranienbaum’, in: Oranienbaum - Huis van Oranje, Wiedererweckung eines anhaltischen Fürstenschlosses Oranische Bildnisse aus fünf Jahrhunderten. Catalogue of the exhibition in Oranienbaum castle, 14.06-24.08.2003. Kataloge und Schriften der Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz, Band 21, p. 76-87. ISBN 3-422-06419-2. Tel. 0340-646150, fax 0340-6461510. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.gartenreich.com Catalogue price: € 49,90.

Book DOSCHKA, Roland - Marc Chagall: Ceramic Masterpieces, Prestel, Germany, 2003, English edition, 176pp, 96 colour plates, 12 b&w ill. Includes a number of Chagall’s tiles, tile panels and plaques. Order from Buckland Books: £ 42,00.

The Netherlands

Annual TEGEL 31, Vrienden Nederlands Tegelmuseum, September 2003, 52 pages, Dutch, English summaries. Articles include: ‘Majolicategels uit het kasteel van Egmont te Zottegem, België’ (Frans Caignie en Tony Oost), ‘Majolicanijverheid in Dordrecht’ (Arend Jan Gierveld), ‘De brouwersputstoel op tegels’ (J. Ayolt Brongers), ‘Symmetrie in Drente’ (A. Blaauw), ‘De twee laurierbomen: de laatste Amsterdamse tegelbakkerij, 1808-ca.1854’ (Wim van de Loo, Jaap Rohof † en Jan Pluis), ‘Het koek en zoopje’ (Lida Brouwer-Brand), ‘Sectiel van de Porceleyne Fles. De ultieme tegel, maar niet voor verzamelaars’ (Bart Verbrugge), ‘Een tegel die er uit springt’ (Gerard D. Liefhebber), Bibliography 2002-2003. € 7,00.
Order from: Het Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Eikenzoom 12, 6731 BH Otterlo. Tel. +31-318-591.519, Fax -592.000. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Book series Fries Aardewerk (Frisian Earthenware) extended with two more volumes.
Deel III: Tichelaar-Makkum 1700-1880 (Part III: ...), Pieter Jan Tichelaar, 2003, ca. 220 pages, ca. 200 col. ill, ca. € 45,-.
Deel IV: Tichelaar-Makkum 1880-1965 (Part IV: ...), Pieter Jan Tichelaar, e.a., 2003, ca. 240 pp, ca. 200 col. ill, ca. € 45,-.
Deel V: Harlingen, Bedrijfsgeschiedenis & Producten 17de eeuw (Part V: Harlingen, history of the company & the products 17th century), Arend Jan Gierveld en Jan Pluis, 2004, ca. 250 pp, ca. 200 col. ill,. ca. € 45,-.
Deel VI: Harlingen Producten 1720-1933 (Part VI: Harlingen, Products 1720-1933), Jan Pluis, e.a., 2004, ca. 300 pp, ca. 400 col. ill, ca. € 50,-.
(Part I: Kingma-Makkum & Part II: Bolsward still available).
Information folder & order form from: Primavera Pers, Van 't Hoffstraat 33, 2313 SN Leiden, tel. +31 (0)71 5144-482, fax: -372, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catalogue Various authors - De Swaen, Nederlands Tegelmuseum, 2003, 95pp, Dutch text. Catalogue of an exhibition ‘Tiles and majolica from Gouda’ in Otterlo & Gouda (see bulletin n° 16). Order from Nederlands Tegelmuseum (adress see above). € 16,50.

Exhibition catalogue Hung-chi Miao (ed.) - Condensing Time and Light into Ceramic: Old Tiles from Taiwan and the Netherlands, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, January 2003, parallel English and Chinese texts, 176pp, more than 400 col. ill. Catalogue of an exhibition of Japanese tiles from Taiwan and Dutch tiles with illustrations of animals from the Dutch Tile Museum in Otterlo, Taipei / Otterlo, 2003. Order from the Nederlands Tegelmuseum (address see above). € 35,00.

Auction catalogue Hessink’s Veilingen, Catalogus Antiek- & Verzamelveiling ‘APIS’, 14 maart 2003. Tegels, haardstenen & aardewerk, a.o. Collectie ‘Dokter C. van Tijen’. Lots 4001-4794, p. 64-111 & color pages 27-60. Order from: Hessink’s Veilingen - Willemsvaart 18 - 8019 AB Zwolle, tel./fax: +31 (0)38-4232429 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; www.hessink.nl


Article Lluís Gelpí i Vintró - 'Lorenzo Madrid, dates, setting and circumstances, Part 2', in: Butlletí Informatiu de Ceràmica, n° 75-76, July-December 2002; a publication of the Associació Catalana de Ceràmica Decorada i Terrissa, Sant Honorat 7, 08002 Barcelona, Catalan text. Information on tiles related ceramics, panorama & book reviews.

Book AA,VV: Arqueologia del pavimento cerámico desde la edad media al siglo XIX, Asociacion de Ceramología, 2003, 416pp, 100 prints, 150 col. ill. ISBN 84-930239-2-2. Asociacion de Ceramología, c/Sagrari 22, 46940 Manises (Valencia). € 24,00.

Museum guide Petita història del Museu de l’Enrajolada, 2002. Printed for the 125th anniversary of the Museum. Order : L’Enrajolada, casa-museu Santacana, C/ Francesc Santacana 15, 08760 Martorell. Tel. 34 93 775 55 46. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Index Mitteilungsblatt Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz - Bulletin des Amis Suisses de la Céramique, n° 115, December 2002, 80 pages. This edition contains an index of the bulletins n° 1-112 (1946-1999) covering articles on porcelain, stone-ware, faience, cream-colored ware, earthenware, stove-tiles and few on tiles. Several referenced subjects have a relation to tiles. Index by author and by keyword. Index of book reviews, exhibitions, in memoriam, homage texts. Order from: Pierre Beller, Kassier, Le Tronchet, F-71330 Frangy en Bresse, France. CHF 40,00 + CHF 8,00 p&p. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Book SCHAAP, Ella, B. - Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With an essay by Hans van Lemmen, Philadelphia, November 2003. ISBN 0-87633-168-1, 92 pp, 53 ill, 36 in color. Distributed by Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd.

Book TJERNSTRÖM, Sofia - Keramik I Arkitekturen, Byggförlaget, Sweden, 2003, Swedish text, English summary, 320pp, 207 col. ill. A survey of all forms of Scandinavian architectural ceramic from stove tiles to roof tiles, chimney pots to mosaics, bricks to terracotta, ancient to modern; illustrated with examples of most of Europe. Order from Buckland Books, £ 29,95.

Internet http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/ceratile.htm Selected bibliography on Ceramic Tiles and Architectural Terra Cotta, Encyclopedia Smithsonian, prepared by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington.

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