The DelftBloom series are the result of a collaboration between the master potter Madeleine Vink, and the master pottery painter Coby van Buuren. The DelftBloom tiles require more (hand)work than a standard Delftblue tile with an image-transfer.
Madeleine cuts out every tile one by one, by rolling out clay and pressing out the tiles. After the tiles have dried overnight, the ones that have curled up too much are removed and recycled. Before the DelftBloom painting can be applied, Madeleine applies a special white coating. Coby then paints all illustration by hand and by heart. After this, the tiles undergo a two-week process of drying and baking, up to a maximum of 1240° Celsius. The tiles are water and heat resistant.