STUDIO LUCY MCMILLAN
Design Central is delighted to be in collaboration with Studio Lucy McMillan. Bespoke tiles, handmade here in New Zealand.
These stoneware tiles are individually hand built from a clay slab that has been layered, hand rolled and inlayed. Each tile is unique, showing the artist hand and unrepeatable. Using locally sourced stoneware blends, hand stained pigments and finally fired to vitrification at cone 6 (1220 degrees), making them strong and durable, they are destined to one day be dug up in the ruins.
Artist and potter Lucy McMillan is inspired by agateware, an 17th century pottery process. It’s name refers to the marbleised and striated patterns of the semi-precious stones that it was emulating.
We treat each project as a bespoke process, discussing site and application, style and fabrication. Tile module, size, colour and glaze will be discussed individually for each project. We will also help facilitate specialist installation with tilers that understand this unique product.
WORDS FROM THE ARTIST
Clay has a beautiful elegance, the way it changes state from humble mud to a solid object in a firing.
Studio Lucy McMillan hand built tiles are available exclusively through Design Central.
Furniture, Lighting and Rugs are available to purchase online or with our team at our Parnell showroom. Please enquire to purchase tiles as it is a bespoke service and we deal with each project differently
We hold a range of items in stock from our most loved brands. These can normally be ready for dispatch within 3 - 4 days of receiving an order.
We endeavour to keep a selection of our best sellers from the import brands we work with in stock, but to keep this range fresh we have limited stock and bring items in for individual projects. If what you are looking for has sold out or is not shown on our website, please enquire as we can order for you. We frequently receive shipments from The Rug Company, Soho Home and our international tile suppliers. Enjoy viewing these international brands that are exclusive to us in New Zealand. Let us know what you would like us to include in our next shipment for you.