Wendy’s interest in tiles started from her their styles and the
cultures they represent. Assisted by her mother, her illustrated
talk started at the point in history to when the earliest tiles
have been dated.
Ancient civilisations that existed over
4,000 years ago in lands covering modern day Iraq and Iran
produced finely made tiles. Laminated images of such tiles, and
examples through the ages to modern times, were passed around
In a talk that spanned the ages she explained
the Arab influences on medieval European tile manufacture due to
Islamic style tiles entered Europe through
Spain and, later still, to Latin America. These examples can
still be seen in buildings standing today.
Ann (Wendy's mother) and Wendy