For two centuries, Manchester was cotton and cotton was Manchester. So significant was the city’s role in the global trade that it was given the nickname Cottonopolis.
Plenty of evidence of this towering past still exists in the exuberance and confidence of its Victorian architecture.
The C tile depicts an orderly civic culture emerging from the sooty and unhealthy deprivation that underwrote the profits made through cotton manufacture.
Each C Tile is designed here in Manchester then screen printed and hand-rolled in the UK’s ceramic heartland Stoke-on-Trent, before returning for firing in local kilns.