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Our 15th Year  


Zina's Eggs By Clare Dohna

 There are two major tile events coming up that are highly recommended for tile buffs to attend and participate in. The Silver City Clay Festival in Silver City, New Mexico. This tile group in the South West United States have picked up the tile baton and have run with it. This is a major undertaking and the handmade tile world needs more energy to host these type of events. Read about them and contact them for more info. They need our support and interest. 


The second event the Handmade Tile Association is a sponsor of is Forrest Lesch-Middelton workshop hosted by the Northern Clay Center. This is a very intriguing workshop that we highly recommend Handmade Tile Association members to sign up for. It is very affordable and will teach you some really cool new techniques. It is part of the very successful American Pottery Festival. Read below and you can sign up for the workshop. 


In This Issue
Silver City Clay Festival.
Forrest Lesch-Middelton workshop. Exhibition at the Holter Museum of Art
Meeting of the Tile Groups.
Spotlight on Artist Schedule
Post of the Month.
Become a member
2014 Directory

Silver City Clay Festival
Whether you're a seasoned clay artist or want to get your hands dirty for the first time, you'll find your niche at CLAY.  Enjoy a variety of workshops, demonstrations, lectures on everything from using clay in construction to contemporary ceramics; take home a work of art or a book or two from the CLAY Market. CLAY also offers tours of a handmade tile factory, a Gala reception, live music, juried exhibitions, and more. 
Taking place every summer in Silver City, New Mexico, the CLAY Festival gathers together artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and life-long learners to explore clay in its many forms as well as its impact on our history, present, and future. 


Interested in offering your clay-centric goods at the 2014 CLAY Festival? 
Booths are available! 

The CLAYfest Market is a 2-day juried market seeking to offer the best clay-related goods, be they books on earth-building, decorative and utilitarian ceramics or clay-dyed textiles... etc.

 There will be five exhibitions taking place  during the event. Click here to read about them.

Forrest Lesch-Middelton workshop

Forrest Lesch-Middelton workshop

Thursday, September 11, 10 am - 4 pm
At the Northern Clay Center

Forrest's work ranges from complex vessels to intricate tile murals, many featuring image transfer designs inspired by nature. In this one-day workshop, the artist will discuss his approach to making, as well as teach the image transfer process. NCC will provide leatherhard pieces for practice and all required materials. You may choose to bring any favorite tools, but be sure to bring a notebook and a sense of adventure. Presented in partnership with the Handmade Tile Association.

$100 / $90 for NCC Members*, Tile Association Members, students, and educators.  >>Click here to get your space in the workshop 




Meeting of the Tile Groups
Josh, Shelia, and Joe

The Handmade Tile Association and Tile Heritage Foundation had big tile meeting over Thai food in Sacramento. Josh,Shelia and Joe meet to discuss collaboration of the two groups. Standing in front of Gladdin McBean historic tile installation on J Street.



Josh Blanc
Handmade Tile Association, LLC
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USA MapSpotlight on artists for 2014... 
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gather any new images, information or news you would like to be highlighted. Send them to the HTA by the first of your month.

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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Sheryl Tuorila Mosaics

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