The factory

The people

The tiles

A factory tour

Portugal’s beautiful interior is where our tile factory New Terracotta is located. This is where highly skilled crafts men and women produce our tiles. Their experienced hand work and endless knowledge of ceramics and glazes results every time in a beautiful and unique tile.

The tools - Moulds creating the tiles | Smink Things
The labour - Clay is banged into the mould | Smink Things
Rough clay - The rough chunks of clay place on the mould | Smink Things
Wet clay tiles - The tiles need to dry before firing | Smink Things
Firing in the kiln - Tiles come out of the kiln after being fired | Smink Things
The raw product - Fired tiles, ready to be decorated | Smink Things
Screen printing - Each tile is screen printed individually | Smink Things
Colours and glazes - High quality glazes making the tile surface 100% waterproof | Smink Things