Who are we?

Heritage Tile Conservation was founded in 1984 by the current director of the company Jeremy Southorn. He began his career in conservation at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in 1978, initially restoring historic buildings and artefacts relating to the industrial revolution, before setting up and developing the ceramic conservation department of the Jackfield Tile Museum, where he worked until 1984. During this period, major conservation projects included the cleaning and restoration of the faience facades of the Crown Bar, Belfast (circa 1880); the removal of the Gilbert Bayes frieze ‘Pottery through the Ages’ (circa 1938) from the façade of Doulton House, Lambeth; (currently on display at the Victoria & Albert museum) and the cleaning and restoration of the tiled hunting frieze by W.J Neatby (circa 1902) in Harrods Food Hall, Knightsbridge.

Heritage Tile Conservation are consultants and specialise in the conservation and restoration of architectural ceramics, mosaic and tiles.

Heritage Tile Conservation offers a comprehensive service for the conservation and restoration of:

  • Murals/Friezes
  • Pictorial Tile Panels
  • Opus Sectile
  • Geometric, Encaustic and Mosaic Pavements
  • Wall Tiling
  • Mosaic and Faience Facades
  • Museum Artefacts

Consultancy services offered include, surveys and reports detailing the condition and treatment of historic schemes and artefacts.

Conservation work is undertaken throughout the UK or at our workshop, where we have pioneered and developed of specialized techniques for the careful removal of architectural ceramics wherever this proves necessary. Ceramic and glass material can be manufactured to match the original or provided from the companies stock of reclaimed materials.