New from Cl: a collection of tiles hand-crafted by British ceramicist Boris Aldridge

Clé has introduced the Elements collection, hand-crafted by British ceramicist Boris Aldridge. The collection is comprised of two shapes of hand-formed stoneware tiles (square and hex) in seven elemental colors, inspired by nature.

The four-inch tiles are either solid ceramic or filled with crushed glass either turquoise or recycled white that has been melted and cooled, creating a crackled effect. Aldridge mixes his own glazes, brushing each tile with several layers of colour to achieve a painterly effect of depth and complexity. The tiles can be installed indoors and out, on vertical and horizontal surfaces.

Deborah Osburn, founder and creative director of Clé, is delighted to welcome Aldridge to the family of tile artisans: “The new Elements Collection is filled with the nuances of Boris’s hand. From his surface undulations and glaze flow, to the pooling of their recycled glass interiors, Elements is aptly named. Each of these surface characteristics are full of the forming, painting and carving of a master craftsman whose expertise allows for a porcelain collection of masterful modern imperfection.”

Osburn started Clé, the international artisan tile e-boutique in 2012. The tiles on Clé are as distinct as the artists who create them. It is Osburn’s goal to provide a forum for discovery and conversation about what she loves most, tiles created by impassioned artists creating remarkable surfaces.

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