Using traditional methods and our skilled craftsmen, William Blyth manufacture a range of handmade sanded nibbed plain tiles. Each tile is individually cut from a dowel of clay, hand sanded, shaped, trimmed and nail-holed. Once made each tile is placed onto a specially shaped drying rack, to help achieve a double camber.
Once dry our sanded plain tiles are then set amongst other tiles in the kilns where they are fired to 101 OOC to ensure the best durability and longevity from our clay.
Combining the natural properties of alluvial clay and sand facing creates a tile full of character, each tile resembles the individual marks of the maker.
Our handmade sanded plain tiles also help to resemble the characteristic and aesthetics of reclaimed tiles, suitable for both restoration and new builds.