Tag Archives: Minton Tiles

2016 Festival of Architecture. Scotlands’ Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

  I started this year with the challenge of drawing, sketching and illustrating daily, a visual diary for 2016. This is an inspiring and enjoyable activity which is significant for several reasons not least because this is a special year … Continue reading

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The Small Holmwood Collages.

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Holmwood Collages: postcard size

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The second Holmwood Villa Collage.

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Elements of the West End Collage

The collage now features a repeated floral motif detail carved into the blond sandstone townhouse fronts in Observatory Road in the Dowanhill area, close to the main thoroughfare of Byres Road. The motif is placed beneath the bay windows of … Continue reading

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Elements of The West End Collage

The centrepiece of this collage is a six sided motif of a stylised flower found on wrought iron railings photographed in Salton Street in Glasgow’s West End. The motif had several layers of flaking paint on the surface the most … Continue reading

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Chimney Pots and Minton Tiles, Strathbungo

The renowned architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson was born in Balfron near Glasgow in 1817 and died in Glasgow in 1875. His legacy is the creation of many stunning buildings found in the city which are influenced by Greek classical architecture … Continue reading

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Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson in Strathbungo.

Strathbungo in Glasgow’s south side has stunning residences designed by Glasgow architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Following a walk around the area with my camera I have used the building detail I photographed to create this collage. Many of Thomson’s interior … Continue reading

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