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In This Issue
Moravian Tile Festival Recap
Second-Year Fellowship Exhibition at the Holter Museum of Art
Making tile from a plaster mold.
Spotlight on Artist Schedule
Post of the Month.
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2014 Directory
Moravian Tile Festival Recap


The Moravian tile festival had two beautiful days of weather and two tents completely filled (each tent had 20 10'x10' both spaces).  We had folks from Russia, Alaska, Canada and a spread across the US. Vendors commented positively about the complimentary reception held for them after the show on Saturday.. We had 1100 visitors.  There was a nice write-up on Sunday May 18th in the Intelligencer by Chris Ruvo.34.  

Special note was the participation of Ksenia Pirvits, of Moshkoff Studioa, from St. Petersburg, Russia.  Ksenia had previous been an apprentice at the MPTW.  As usual, Joe Taylor and Sheila Menzies of the Tile Heritage Foundation, Healdsburg, CA had an inviting booth filled with tiles donated by artisans from around the country, sales of which benefited the Foundation's mission.  Next year's festival is slated for May 16 & 17.

Second-Year Fellowship Exhibition at the Holter Museum of Art
Giselle Hicks Wall Quilt with Radial Pattern, 2014 porcelain (charcoal) 40" x 40" x 2.5"

Second-Year Fellowship Exhibition at the Holter Museum of Art
May 27-August 31, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 30, 6-8 pm
Holter Museum of Art Bair Gallery

Featuring work by 2013-2014 Bray Fellows:
Sunshine Cobb, Lilian Fellow
Andrew Gilliatt, Windgate Fellow
Mel Griffin, Windgate Fellow
Giselle Hicks, Windgate Fellow
Chris Pickett, Windgate Fellow


Click here to view the exhibition online.

Holter Museum of Art
12 E Lawerence
Helena, MT 59601 

Mel Griffin Carrion Crow Tapestry, 2014 earthenware 4' x 7' x 1/4"

Making tile from a plaster mold

Fay Jones Day Tile a tutorial on  how to make a tile from a plaster mold! 
Fay Jones Day Tile Making


Josh Blanc
Handmade Tile Association, LLC
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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

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