About Salcombe Ceramics

Salcombe Ceramics started in March 2010 following the ongoing success of our other picture tile business, Skye Tiles. We supply exclusive West Country design tiles to a range of stockist outlets in England and now also sell online.

Our hand painted tiles are a totallyunique product with a wide appeal to both visitors and locals alike. There is nothing similar available on a ceramic tile, at a price and quality that makes it instantly attractive and our range is constantly expanding.

Our tiles are made exclusively for us and we work closely with our supplier to ensure that our picture tiles are of a consistently high standard, and offer superb value for money.The tiles come in a range of sizesfrom 4"x4" coaster size to 11"x14" full picture size.
The ceramic art tiles can be displayed in a number of different ways depending on tile size and the space available. Each picture tile comes with a felt backing and picture hookattached so that they can be hung on the wall as a normal picture would be. They can also be fixed to the wall with normal tile adhesive as the backing is easily removed. This way they can be incorporated into a new bathroom, kitchen or utility room as a unique feature tile.
How They Are Made
Each tile is created by first applying the raised relief for the design. This is known as tube-lining and is a very labour intensive and highly skilled procedure. A tool similar to a piping bag for icing, with a very fine opening, is used to apply lines of very fine clay to the surface of a tile to create the design. It is then hand painted, glazed and finally fired at over 1000 deg C for 24 hours. This ensures that the vibrant colours used in the painting will never fade, and that the tile maintains its quality for a lifetime. A black felt cloth covered board is then applied as a backing to the tile and a hanging hook is provided to enable the tile to be hung as a wall picture.
Alternatively, our ceramic art tiles can be fixed to any kitchen or bathroom wall with standard tile adhesive, perhaps as a feature tile within a larger tiled area. The tiles are a standard thickness of 6-7mm so will match most plain tiles of any size. The tile backing can be easily removedby soaking in hot soapy water for 30 minutes to soften the glue.

•Because each tile is hand crafted there will be slight variances from tile to tile
•Glazed surface cracks is a normal characteristic of this art form
•They are not recommended for outdoor use


During the lengthy cooling phase of the firing, which takes between 14-17 hours, it is quite normal for very fine crazing to occasionally occur on the tile glaze. It is caused by the difference in the expansion coefficient between the glaze and the tile body, whereby the glaze cools and contracts at a minutely different rate to the tile body. It is influenced by the environmental conditions present during cooling such as humidity, air temperature and vibration. This does not damage or weaken the tile and this slight crazing will not be visible at normal viewing distance






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