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Handmade Tile Association Newsletter


Our 14th Year  



The registration deadline for having a booth at the Minnesota Tile Festival is fast approaching: August 15.

We have had a lot of artist and other groups say they have plans to register for the show, but we do need to get those registration finalized. To register for the Minnesota Tile Festival please click this link. 
If you have questions or concerns please contact Josh.
In This Issue
Tile artists and Fashion Artists Play Date
New Handmade Tile Association Website coming soon!..
Artists who have Registered for the MN Tile Festiva
Midwest Home & Holiday Show
Tile Festival Registration
Events, Show, New Products, Art, Classes
Welcome New and Renewing Membership
Thank You Volunteers!
Spotlight on Artist Schedule
Tile artists and Fashion Artists Play Date

Carol Dean tile on model
As part of the MN Tile Festival and the fashion show component this year, we are trying to connect fashion designers and tile artists to make custom tiles for their garments. We are setting up a "play date" and collaborate on how best to work together on a project for the fashion show.

Together, you will be creating an innovative piece of art, in which fashion embraces tile. 

You do not need to have a tile festival booth to participate. Anyone who is inspired by this concept is encouraged to join in. email us if you would like to send tiles to be a part of this opportunity!

The Play Date: At Mercury Mosaics, Tuesday July 16, 6pm
. 681 17th Ave. NE, Suite 160 Minneapolis, MN 55413.
New Handmade Tile Association Website coming soon! 

The new Handmade Tile Association website is being plugged in. We are in need of a volunteer or two to help with the data entry and editing. If you would like to get your 5 hours of volunteering please contact Josh

and set up a time.  



This is also a great volunteering project for those not local to the Twin Cities to help. You can edit from anywhere in the world. 

Artists who have Registered for the MN Tile Festival
Elfstone Studio
Below are the artists and links to their websites... take a sneak peek at their work! We have artists coming as far away as Alaska!

10x10 boothStephanie Kaczrowski
10x10 boothElfstone Studio
10x10 boothSeran Kayserilioglu
10x10 boothMercury Mosaics
10x10 boothClay Squared

3'x3' table boothJoe Toussaint
3'x3' table boothSuzanne Crane Fine Stoneware
3'x3' table boothJames Whitney Tuthill
3'x3' table boothEdwin Mighell Jr

Fashion Show ArtistAnna Louise H Sviben
Fashion Show ArtistEmily Trevor
Fashion Show ArtistCandy Kuehn
Fashion Show ArtistCharlene Ackley

Midwest Home & Holiday Show Opportunity
Hey, fellow HTA members! The Handmade Tile Association has been presented with an exciting opportunity to participate in the Minneapolis Home Show. The dates are November 15, 16, and 17, 2013. That's a Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 11-5. The Home Show is held at the Minneapolis Convention Center and attracts 10,000 people to the show!

We are looking at having several booths in a special Christmas Shopping area just inside the main entry of the show. Everyone will be going past us! This an opportunity for a LOT of exposure, a chance to talk to the public about what you do as a tile artist, display your work, and sell items to kick off the Christmas shopping season.


This will consist of 10x10 foot retail booth spaces. The HTA is considering having four booth spaces, connected together. In this area we will be promoting the Handmade Tile Association and our own businesses.  There will be display space and retail sales space.  

The cost to the HTA will be $500 per booth space. We are looking for a commitment from at least 8 artists. This would bring the cost down to $250 per artist. This is less than the cost of a space at many craft fairs in smaller venues with far smaller crowds. The more people we have, the less expensive it will be! (If there are more artists, the cost will go down; if less, then it will go up).  

We need to hear from all those interested ASAP! The booths are available on a first come, first served basis.  Please join us at the HTA meeting.  We would love to talk further and get your input. 




Kathy Mellin Grubbs

MN Tile Festival Logo

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Time: 10 -5 pm

Where: American Swedish Institute
Minneapolis, MN  


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If you are not in the Minnesota region, consider creating a meeting of tile and mosaic artists in your area.  The HTA can promote your meeting through this newsletter and on the website, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It is a great way to learn and promote tile ideas!

Josh Blanc
Handmade Tile Association, LLC
Quick Links! Check out all the new info...
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Classes and Workshop Link

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Tile Festival Registration
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Events, Show, New Products, Art, Classes, etc!
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Four times a week, the HTA does a Facebook post on the Handmade Tile Association page.

We are looking for members and advertisers who have events or anything they want to publicize.
Click here to send your info!

We are looking for more events to post. Please send us your classes, workshops, and gallery shows.

Welcome New and Renewing Membership 

Business Members 

Hot Flashes
Sandra Cohen-Holmes
Thanks to our Volunteers!
We want to thank our membership team of Katie Thompson, and Bethany Whitehead, who is working on membership renewal packets. 
We are about to start working on our new website. We will need some people to help us with updating the new site. If you are still interested in helping, we are interested in you!  We are willing to pay $12 an hour for service, or trade for advertising. 

Get your 5 hours in and save money on your advertising!

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Spotlight on Artist Schedule
USA MapSpotlight on artists for 2013... 
If you are next,
gather any new images, information or news you would like to be highlighted. Send them to the HTA by the first of your month.

Stone Hollow Tile
Untapped Resource Inc.
Suzanne Crane Fine Stoneware
North Prarie Tile
weaver tile
Mercury Mosaics
Dean Tile
Elfstone Studio
Stephanie Kaczrowski
Tile Restoration Center
Timeless Tiles
Status Ceramics
Copper Swan Studio
Pewabic Pottery
Clay Earth Studios
David Aichinger Tile Co.
Our Creative
House on the Hill

Tile Heritage Foundation logo and link