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Maggie Curtis is a freelance ceramic artist who lives and works in Appledore, North Devon.
Most of Maggie’s ceramic pieces are bespoke like the majestic dragon ridge tile featured here, designed and handmade to a customerâ€™s specification.
Maggie’s varied and experimental work includes architectural and garden ceramics, and mixed media sculpture, using a wide range of techniques and materials.
This cute cat is just one of the unique roof ridge tiles available from Maggie Curtis, the freelance ceramic artist from Devon.
A vein of wry humour runs through much of Maggie’s varied and experimental work – some of her previous commissions have included a communion set, master models for a door knob manufacturer, a fountain and a full dinner service.
Maggie is able to create bespoke ceramic products for your home – most ridge tiles cost around Â£400, but of course the price varies with the size and complexity of the design.
Maggie Curtis, the ceramic artist from Devon is well-known for her bespoke roof tiles, such as this enchanting owl.
However one of her recent projects was rather different – a commemorative plaque for Appledore’s railway station, commissioned by the residents of Appledore.
It was designed and created as one large piece at Maggie’s workshop, cut up into 24 tiles and transported to Appledore Station for re-assembly. Photos of the creation of this plaque can be found on Maggie’s website.
This enchanting dragon is an example of the bespoke work by Maggie Curtis, the freelance ceramic artist from Devon.
Maggie makes client based bespoke Architectural Ceramics which includes sculptural ridge tiles, finials and capitals,
embossed tiles, friezes, garden sculpture, restoration and reproduction work. Her work follows the tradition of Victorian Terracotta.
Most ridge tiles, including this dragon, cost Â£400 (prices vary for size, extra drawing and particularly complicated pieces).
This amazing ceramic cockerel from Maggie Curtis is an ideal way to liven up your roof tiles.
Maggie is an freelance ceramic artist who lives and works in Devon.
She is currently making client based bespoke Architectural Ceramics following the tradition of Victorian Terracotta, which includes sculptural ridge tiles, finials and capitals, embossed tiles, friezes, garden sculpture, restoration and reproduction work.