The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch has recently opened, complete with a vast, four square, Victorian-inspired, ceramic-tiled fronted bar. UK specialist tile company Craven Dunnill Jackfield was responsible for the project, from design to hand-manufacturing the tiles and then factory-mounting the tiles onto panels for rapid installation.
The deeply textured relief tiles are made using hand-carved plaster moulds and decorated using metal oxide glazes, which craze upon firing to create an authentic aged effect.
The lead time for the project was short – less than four months. Having agreed the design, Jackfield created CAD drawings, before plaster moulds were made for each tile element. The whole project required meticulous planning and outstanding ceramic expertise, for which the Jackfield team is widely recognised.