Aldershaw Handmade Tiles Ltd.
Anthony Kindell set up Aldershaw Handmade Tiles in 1999 after an extensive career in the Brick and Tile industry as a Mechanical Engineer. The business now sees approximately 500 tonnes of 150-million-year-old Wadhurst clay dug on site and fashioned into roof, floor, wall, encaustic and mathematical tiles. Aldershaw employs traditional hand making methods and wooden moulds to recreate copies to meet conservation requirements and they are one of only a few companies making sanded, rubber or glazed mathematical tiles.
Anthony’s passion has encouraged this small factory, supported by local labour, to create glorious tiles for some high-profile buildings including English Heritage and National Trust properties. Aldershaw have worked hard to safeguard the craft of clay tile-making and it is because of the rustic nature of the manufacturing process that the tiles are cladding many prestigious buildings, prolonging and protecting their heritage.