This site has been compiled to showcase examples of the styles of work produced by Delia Baker hand painted tiles. It is not a definitive catalogue, more a portfolio of work giving examples of styles and subjects previously covered and therefore an indication of the range of possiblities for future commissions.
choosing a design or commissioning your own
To commission a design, may we suggest you browse through examples of previous work displayed here to find the closest thing to your requirements: if unsure whether a design was a unique commission or open stock, peruse the price guide. Even if a commissioned piece isn't listed here, something in a similar vein can be designed to order. We are always happy to work in conjunction with clients who have their own specific requirements.
purchasing the tiles
As we are not a wholesale warehouse, clients generally supply the required number of their own chosen tiles for decoration. These are then painted or screen printed using on-glaze colours which, when fired to a high temperature in the kiln, fuse with the tiles' original glaze to produce a permanent and durable finish.
you are unsure about the suitability of certain tiles, or where to purchase
them, with nearly thirty years experience producing bespoke designs we are
happy to offer advice.
matching existing tiles
Another speciality is colour matching for restoration or renovation projects, providing a similar base tile can be found, saving the trouble and expense of retiling a whole room when minor changes leave gaps on the walls. See link on handpainted tiles.
Sadly it's becoming increasingly difficult to provide this service as many of the older style tiles are no longer available. However, if a client can find them, we're happy to oblige.