The Award for Best Commercial Project – Small (under 250m2) went to Craven Dunnill Jackfield for The Tiled Corridor, Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Craven Dunnill Jackfield worked in collaboration with acclaimed ceramic artist Frances Priest to create a decorative tiled corridor within the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, using local Victorian architecture for its inspiration. The large-scale ceramic installation adorns both sides of a light-infused corridor, stretching 14m by 2.5m high.

The completed project features some 2800 individual tiles, all slip-cast by hand, by a team of 20 artisan ceramicists at Craven Dunnill Jackfield. These are interspersed by some 300 of Frances Priest’s studio-made tiles, featuring a flower style reminiscent of her Pattern and Flora work. A bespoke palette of coloured crackle glazes was developed for the project by Craven Dunnill Jackfield, including ochre-yellows, teals and dramatic accents of deep blue and pink. It was this close collaboration of specialist ceramic manufacture with artistic creativity, that enabled this project to push the normal boundaries of design, arriving at something so unique and contemporary.

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