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13th Year


Welcome to the November 2012 spotlight on Handmade Tile Association artists and tile events from the around the United States.  We feature tile artists every month. links and resources (to the right) to many of the tile events, gallery shows, workshops featured around the country.

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La Alameda Press
Cerrelda Snider-Bryan
Alburquerque, New Mexico


It was a year ago that I organized the last grouting for a big community mosaic mural project - the Protect Our Wildlife Corridors Community Mosaics. A cohort, Lydia Piper, created the Name Panel and we gathered to grout it. One of these days I will write about this 4 year long project for our Handmade Tile Association.

I decided to take a big hiatus from my busy house number tile business at my Etsy shop. Since I also hold down a job as family programs educator at our state's Natural History Museum, fulfilling between 2 and 6 house number orders a month was about all I could handle. I took my daughter's advice this summer and closed up shop for a while so that I could devote my few hours for creativity to new ideas instead of fulfilling orders for house numbers from folks all over the country. I did find that very satisfying, however, to work with folks on color combinations for their house. Etsy is a wonderfully-organized cyber shop - if I didn't have the teaching job, it would be fun to keep at it. You will notice on my new ad that I list my blog - as my online tile showcase now. 

Here is a job I got again this year - I make these tile plaques for the annual Gratitude Awards held by New Mexico Literary Arts. The image of "Thanks" is a good one to end on. Because this year I have many things to be grateful for in my tile pursuits - I had a gallery start to represent my work (Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque), I was accepted in the Silver City Festival of Clay's first annual juried art tile show, and I showed my tile work at the New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists Member Show at Ghost Ranch. These were all wonderful feathers to put in my cap, to remind me of the joy I experience in making tiles and hope that others experience in them, too. One of these years I hope to attend the Minnesota Tile Festival!
Contact Info

La Alameda Press
9636 Guadalupe Tr. NW

Alburquerque, NM 87114


Pewabic Pottery
Detroit, Michigan  

Pewabic Pottery was founded in 1903 by Mary Chase Perry Statton and her partner, Horace Caulkins (developer of the Revelation Kiln), at the height of the Arts & Crafts movement in America, and today is Michigan's only historic pottery.


Under the direction of Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Pewabic Pottery produced nationally renowned vessels, tiles, and architectural ornamentation for public and private installations. Works fabricated by Pewabic Pottery can be seen in countless businesses and residences throughout the United States in such places as the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., the Nebraska State Capitol, the Science Building at Rice University in Houston, the Herald Square installation commissioned by the New York Metro Transit Authority, and Detroit's Comerica Park.  Pewabic art pottery can also be found in many private and public collections including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.


Today Pewabic Pottery is a multifaceted non-profit institution with active and growing education, exhibition, museum and design and fabrication programs. Pewabic fabricates heirloom quality architectural tiles for public and private installations, gift and commemorative tiles, vessels,  ornaments and both reproductions and adaptations of its historic designs.




Now more than a century old, Pewabic Pottery reflects Mary Stratton's vision, which she expressed in these words: "It is not the aim of the Pottery to become an enlarged, systematized commercial manufactor in competition with others striving in the same way. Its idea has always been to solve progressively the various ceramic problems that arise in hope of working out the results and artistic effects which may happily remain as memorials....or at least stamp this generation as one which brought about a revival of the ceramic arts and prove an inspiration to those who come after us."




  Contact information: 
Pewabic Pottery
Detroit, Michigan  
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Alma Artisan
Tina Schowalter
Alma, Wisconsin




Weave the textures and colors of nature's palate into the fabric of your life with this collection of 2" x 2" tiles. Thes high-quality handmade tiles are suitable anywhere in your home where you can envision having a touch of art. The tiles are available mounted on a 12" x 12" mesh for easy insatallation, or purchase them loose and let your creativey flow. 



For more color groupings and to see my other tile collections for the home please visit my website. 

Contact Info  
Alma Artisan
Tina Schowalter 
S1415 State Road 37
Alma, Wisconsin 
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