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Said organiser Michael Blood: “We’ve been organising this annual tile fair for ten years and there’s now a lot of interest in 20th century tiles. Studio tiles from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s are very popular, although a Bernard Leach tile could cost around £1000. We have around 26 dealers selling Nouveau, Deco, lots of Victorian tiles and tile panels with prices from £20 upwards. There’ll be some De Morgan tiles at around £500-600 and one of the dealers is bringing three rare Copeland tiles at £800. This year we have four new dealers: from the US, Germany, Holland and Belgium. This is a fair for serious buyers.”

The fair’s opening times are from 10am to 4.30pm. Tel: 0115 9608502.

• Church Ceramics, a two-day conference organised by TACS on the use of decorative tiles, mosaic and terrracotta in the church from the mid 19th century to the present day, will be held at Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge on October 6 and 7. Speakers include Michael Fisher discussing Pugin’s work in Staffordshire; Tony Herbert on church tiles by Maw & Co; and Michael Vanns of the Jackfield Tile Museum on the tiles of Craven Dunnill – the makers of handmade tiles at the most complete Victorian tile factory in England, which is situated within the Jackfield Tile Museum itself.

Conference details available on the TACS website on www.tilesoc.org.uk or ring 01457 870587.