Research

TACS Research Grants

In order to support historical research in the field of British-made decorative tiles and architectural ceramics, the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS) is offering grants of up to £1,000 to suitable applicants. Please note that specific conservation projects (of objects or buildings) are not eligible unless a significant research element is included.

The 2014 deadlines for submissions are the 15th June and 15th of December. Contact TACS

Tile Gazetteer

Tile GazetteerTile Gazetteer – A Guide to British Tile and Architectural Ceramics Locations This is the definitive gazetteer of in-situ: tile, mosaic and architectural ceramics sites in the UK. Arranged by county, the text is written in narrative form with all the highlights of each area described, dated and attributed wherever possible.

An online text only version of the Tile Gazetter is available as an educational resource.

Other publications:

TACS Locations Database

TACS members have identified around 6,000 examples of high quality tile and architectural ceramic work located in Britain. This information has been used to compile a comprehensive, computerised national database of sites of tiles, terracotta and faience panels, architectural detailing, and indeed whole buildings featuring these products. Search the TACS Locations Database.

Featured Ceramic Locations

St Giles R. C. Church, Cheadle, Staffordshire

St Giles R. C. Church, Cheadle, Staffordshire

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.