Boris Aldridge

Tile artisan Boris Aldridge | Cobalt and gold lustreware tile panel

Tile artisan Boris Aldridge | Cobalt and gold lusterware tile panel

Q. Where are you located?
A. Darsham, Suffolk, UK

Q. How long have you been designing tiles?
A. Five years

Q. Briefly tell us how you became interested in the tile design business?
A. My father started an artisan tile company around 20 years ago. I joined the firm soon after and the rest, as they say, is history.

Tile artisan Boris Aldridge | Cobalt and gold lustreware tile panel

Tile artisan Boris Aldridge | Cobalt and gold lusterware tile panel

Q. What inspires your designs and color choices?
A. Historically I’m inspired by the great Kashan lusterware tiles of the 13th century as well as traditional African color and pattern. Closer to home I recognize the work of the great William Morris and William De Morgan in defining the tile as a serious artistic medium.

Q. What is your preferred material to work with (clay, metal, stone, etc.)?
A. I work exclusively with clay at present.

Tile artisan Boris Aldridge | The Hare -Turquoise and gold lustreware tile

Tile artisan Boris Aldridge | The Hare – Turquoise and gold lusterware tile

Q. How do people hear about your tile/stone creations?
A. I blog frequently on Instagram. You can also see some of my work with my partners in the USA, such as the amazing cletile.

Tile artisan Boris Aldridge | Lustreware geometric tile

Tile artisan Boris Aldridge | Lusterware geometric tile

Q. What would you would like our readers to know to better understand your passion for designing tile?
A. I’m passionate about moving the perception of tiles away from being a purely decorative object to a more a serious artistic and spiritual medium.

 

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