We here at Latino Ceramics are one of many retailers who sell products from The Winchester Tile Company. We have a wonderful amount of their tiles to choose from.
The Winchester Tile Company
As England’s leading producer of hand crafted tiles, they continue to produce tiles in Devon’s historic city of Exeter. Everything they produce is unique and the culmination of the combined experience of the highly skilled artists, designers and crafts people who make up their team.
In the beginning their flat tiles started out as ‘bisques’, blank canvases bearing nothing but the Winchester name indented on the undecorated flip side.
It’s what happened next that dictated the end result: the various manufacturing processes of firing temperatures and frequency; different glazes and how they react to heat and other processes; hand painting – the alchemy of tile making at its best.
The winchester tile company have three different Collections: Residence, rustic and very stylish; timeless Artisan, with its mellow tones inspired by nature and clever detailing; and the charm of Classic, which lies in its wide choice of co-ordinating colours, mouldings and hand painted designs.
Arguably the cornerstone of the Winchester portfolio, their Residence collection features a range of beautifully crafted, hand finished ceramic tiles. From pared back, glossy neutrals to breath-taking patchwork patterns and deep jewel tones in bricks, field tiles and half tiles – Residence has it all.
The Artisan collection of tiles is best described as sophisticated and timeless. Each tile is hand crafted in our factory by skilled craftsmen. Excess clay is carefully trimmed by hand once the tiles emerge from their moulds, before being coated in a glaze (mixed using traditional methods) and fired in the kilns.
The Classic collection of charmingly simple tiles are no nonsense – with a beautiful colour palette of neutrals alongside more zingy shades, these tiles are available in a field or half format with co-ordinating mouldings.
Manufactured at their factory, these plain tiles are glazed using the special waterfall technique to ensure excellent coverage and two glazed edges, eliminating the need for a finishing piece (though these do look fabulous when used). The glossy surface shows off the gorgeous glazes at their best, with each tile looking slightly different to the last.
If you wish for any information or help in the layout or area you require please come in to our shop. We will then give you any advice you require or drop us an email at Info@latinoceramics.co.uk or give us a call on 01943 884546.
We are open to the public and trade Monday to Friday 8.00-17.00, if you give us notice we are happy to extend our opening hours, and on a Saturday 09.00-16.00.
Mark, Tom & Jordan