Chinagirl Tile, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

2675. Cheltenham 2019 (24)

Consistently creative, hugely talented and generally just brilliant, Chinagirl Tile keeps on turning out the most incredible ceramic installation pieces time and time again. This clever combination piece for the Cheltenham Paint Festival 2019 features a ceramic tile girl spray painting a child-like horse with blue spots. I was lucky enough to catch up with Chinagirl Tile when she was putting this piece together – it was all a little tense as she was running low on the bonding material for glueing the tiles to the wall. While we chatted I managed to sneak a picture of her plan for the piece, and I have to say it all turned out pretty much as she had imagined it.

Chinagirl Tile, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Chinagirl Tile, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

I think that Chinagirl Tile is unique amongst street artists in that I don’t know of any others who make such elaborate and artistic original tiles of this type. There are many installation artists, but none who do anything like this.

Chinagirl Tile, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Chinagirl Tile, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

The girl is made up of about fifteen or more separate tiles, each perfectly crafted, glazed and fired and pieced together seamlessly. It is a painstaking process but one that yeilds such fabulous results. And… you’ve got to love that monkey on her shoulder.

Chinagirl Tile, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019
Chinagirl Tile, Paint Festival 2019, Cheltenham, September 2019

At festivals, Chinagirl Tile consistently remains one of my favourite artists and any town anywhere in the world would be uplifted by one of her beautiful tile installations. The best part is that they tend to remain intact for several years, for people to enjoy.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

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