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Our 15th Year  



It has been a busy couple of month for Handmade Tile Association members handing out over 2000 Tile Directories at tile events, home tours and art events around the country.
The Society of Mosaic Artists held their annual meeting in Texas, Coverings just finished up in Las Vegas, The Home Tour in Minneapolis Saint Paul was last weekend. 
This coming weekend the Moravian Tile Festival in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and Art A Whirl  in Minneapolis are coming in the next weekend. 

These type of events are the main distribution channel for the HTA directory. Our member role of handing out the directories are the most influential imprint of the power of the handmade tile community. When members handout directories you become the spokesperson for Handmade Tile Association. You open them up to a new world of tile options. You influence interested tile buyers to realize there are great tile options, beautiful designs and amazing tile art available. Thanks to all of you for requesting directories and keep up the good work to distribute them through out the year. If you need some for your next event contact Josh
In This Issue
Moravian Tile Festival
Art A Whirl.
Handmade Tile of Paris
Spotlight on Artist Schedule
Post of the Month.
Become a member
2014 Directory
Moravian Tile Festival

The 16th Annula Moravian Tile Festival Show Dates: 

Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2014 - rain or shine.
Saturday 10AM to 5PM

Sunday 10AM to 4PM


Admission $6


Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (a National Historic Landmark), 130 East Swamp Road (Route 313), 

Doylestown, PA 18901
(Bucks County Pennsylvania.)  

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view historic and contemporary ceramic tiles featured by 50 or more artists, dealers and collectors from around the country. Beautiful and rare examples of handcrafted tiles will be on exhibit and available for purchase. 
Click here for more info 

Art A Whirl

19th Annual Art A Whirl
May 16 - 18, 2014
Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota
Art-A-Whirl is FREE and open to the public.

Friday, May 16th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday,  May 17th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18th -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country with more than 550 artists. It's a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over a dozen Handmade Tile Association members participate in this event every year.

Many of the Handmade Tile Association artists members work and participate in Art A Whirl. Check out their studios and newest work

Northrup King BuildingSoMi Tileworks, Sheryl Tuorila

Casket Arts Building - Mercury Mosaics, In Plain Site Art

Keg House Arts Building - Clay Squared, Stephanie Kazcrowski, Stone Hollow Tile, Ceramic Chinn, Tile Restoration Center

House Studio at FK Art Glass - Leann Johnson

Pick up your free copy from any of the participating HTA members


Handmade Tile of Paris

This past month Tile Maker/ Josh Blanc traveled to Paris France. He used The Friends of Terra Cotta tile book/map of "Paris and the Legacy of French Architectural Ceramics". It is an amazing resource to discover tiles and the back streets of Paris. 
There is nothing more fun for a tile geek to wander Paris with crepes, baguettes and cheese on every corner while searching for some of the most amazing tile in the past couple hundred years. Here are some highlights. Click here to see more photos of the trip.

Hidden behind trees in a courtyard with a playground was this amazing wall of architectural tile.
Emile Muller tile 1903


Josh Blanc
Handmade Tile Association, LLC
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USA MapSpotlight on artists for 2014... 
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.

Clay Squared to InfinityMay
Lea Way DesignMay
Sheryl TuorilaMay
Tina SchowalterJune
Earth Wood and FireJune
Kathleen Mellin Grubbs LLCJune
Elfstone StudioJuly
Deb LeAirJuly
Stone Hollow TileJuly
Ceramic ChinnAugust
House on the Hillaugust
Hohn & HohnAugust
Belvedere Art TileSeptember
North Prairie Tile September
Syzygy TileworksSeptember
Fay Jones DayOctober
Martha Coursey Mosaic Tile WorksOctober
Tile Restoration CenterOctober
Pewabic PotteryNovember
Untapped ResourceNovember

Post of the Month
We are going to recognize the our highest liked post of the month on our Facebook page. Send us your best and see if you can win this prestigious honor
"SPRING -The light path of the heart".
On May Day, we  share this post from The Chicago Mosaic School featuring a beautiful mosaic by Italian maestro Giuilo Menossi, titled "SPRING -The light path of the heart". It shows how materials can show light and color and movement from afar, but in the details is the artists' whisper.  

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2014 Directory
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