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Handmade Tile Association Newsletter


Our 14th Year  



 The 12th Annual Minnesota Tile Festival is almost here! Mark your calendar for Saturday September 21st. Click here to learn all the details, meet the artists and see the schedule of events!!

Schedule of Events

10 am: Show Opens $7 admission- HTA and ASI members Free
12 pm: 1st Tile Bucks drawing. Win $125 to use at show vendors.
2 pm: Tile Fashion Show
3 pm: 2nd Tile Bucks drawing. Win $125 to use at show vendors.

3:30 pm: Last chance to bid on silent auction items


All Day Events
  • Edina Art Center "Make one, Take one" projects
  • Tour the Mansion and see the eleven tiled stoves
  • FIKA, the award winning cafe at ASI, serves lunch as well as espresso & pastries, with an emphasis on New Nordic Cuisine and local ingredients.  
  • Current exhibition in Musuem Pull, Twist, Blow - Transforming The Kingdom of Crystal 
In This Issue
Half off Coupons for show
Volunteers Needed.
2014 HTA Directory Advertising Rates
Events, Show, New Products, Art, Classes
Welcome New and Renewing Membership
Thank You Volunteers!
Spotlight on Artist Schedule
Half-off Coupons for MN Tile Festival 

Print as many as you need. Click here to print yours!
Volunteers Needed

Earth Wood & Fire
Want to hang with cool tile artists?

The MN Tile Festival is always lots of fun, and a great place to meet artists and tile buffs. Are you one of the members who hasn't taken advantage of our 5-hour volunteering for a $100 discount in the directory? This is your chance!

Here's what you could do.. 

1. Help set up show
2. Be a "Booth Sitter"
3. Hang Signs
4. Hand out literature
5. Help with Silent Auction
6. Tear Down

We are looking for volunteers to help us for two shifts. Morning 7 am to noon and noon till 6. If you can only volunteer certain hours we can work around your schedule. Contact Josh to sign up or for questions. 612-781-6409.
2014 HTA Directory Advertising Rates

The 2014 Directory Drive is officially started... our 15th Year Edition! Many tile artists, makers, tile setters, organizations, clay suppliers have grown exponentially by advertising in the Handmade Tile Association Directory. It is a national tile directory; all are invited to advertise. Show the world what amazing tiles are made in the United States and how to get ahold of your company.

Click here for online info and prices  We accept Credit Cards on-line! 

You are invited!
Tile Artist Public Art Dedication

Celebrate the installation of Roosevelt Library's public art
Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.
Roosevelt Library, 4026 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis

View the fine art mosaic panels and sconce surrounds and talk to artist Sheryl Tuorila Hear from elected and library officials Create your own paper mosaic art with volunteers from the Minnesota Mosaic Guild



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

Gallery Show Link

Things to Know About Link

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 

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Thanks to our Volunteers!
Thank to 
Alex Chinn for helping us work on the the new website.
Lots of opportunities to get your 5 hours in before the start of the directory drive. We will need some people to help us with updating the new site. If you are 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.


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