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Even More Delft Tiles by Paul Bommer

May 16, 2012
by the gentle author

For those who missed Paul Bommer‘s exhibition in Wilkes St last month, it my pleasure to publish the fourth and last batch of his faux delft tiles from that show, many inspired by stories here in the pages of Spitafields Life. Subsequently, Paul has been inundated with commissions to design new delft tile fireplaces for old houses in Spitalfields – I will keep you posted of developments.

The Gentle Author.

The Auriculas of Spitalfields.

At the Vintner’s Hall.

At the Cross Bones Cemetery.

The Pear Tree where John Williams, suspect in the Ratcliffe Highway Murders was arrested.

Rhyming slang.

From The Signs of Old London.

A Night in the Bakery at St John.

According to legend, Brutus came from Troy to found London.

Catherine Wheel Alley, Spitalfields.

From The Signs of Old London.

Old Father Thames.

William Shakespeare in Spitalfields.

Grasshopper, symbol of Thomas Gresham, from The Signs of Old London.

“Three for a girl  and four for a …”

Garnet St, Wapping.

Rhyming slang.

The Gun, Brushfield St.

Half Moon, Holywell St, from The Signs of Old London.

Columbia Rd Market.

Quaker St, Spitalfields.

The Fox, Lombard St, from The Signs of Old London.

Images copyright © Paul Bommer

You may like to see the earlier selections of

Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

More of Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

Yet More of Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

and also read about

Simon Pettet’s Tiles at Dennis Severs’ House

A Fireplace in Fournier St

John Moyr Smith’s Tiles

5 Responses leave one →
  1. May 16, 2012

    Hooray! Keep them coming……

  2. May 16, 2012

    As usual a delight. Thank you.

  3. joan permalink
    May 16, 2012

    I’d be interested to know if anything in particular inspired the Garnet Street tile. My sister and her young family moved there in the early 80s – into a system built council house which she later bought under the right to buy and sold off some years later. I have happy memories of standing outside her front door cheering on marathon runners (in the early years before they re-routed it) and less happy ones of trying to get round to visit her during the print workers dispute when there were roadblocks all over Wapping.

    Really lovely tiles.


  4. Marina B permalink
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  5. jeannette permalink
    May 16, 2012

    reading about arts and crafts movement (omega workshops) i came across this tidbit: C. R. Ashbee founded a Guild and School of Handicraft for the training of craftsmen in 1888, at Toynbee Hall in the east end.

    influenced by the usual suspects, ruskin and wm. morris.

    thanks for these lovely tiles.

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