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Handmade Tile Association Newsletter




Our 15th Year  



Native Tile

The 2015 HTA Directory drive was completed on October 31st. Josh Blanc will begin designing the directory layout and plans to have a proofing session by November 20th for available members to review. Those members who can't attend will receive a electronic version for them to approve. If advertisers need to change their ads or have questions please contact Josh

    Members will be receiving an e-mail offering them the opportunity to vote for the cover of the 2015 directory and for the coming year's board members. (Not a member?  Has your membership lapsed? Become one today so you can vote!


Contact the Handmade Tile Association to get more involved:


In This Issue
University of St. Thomas Program to...Develop a Marketing Plan For Your Tile Company.
Win A Free Spotlight on Artist Feature.
Spotlight on Artist Schedule
Welcome New and Returning Members.
Become a member
Encore Post of the Month
2014 Directory
Saturday, November 1st (10-5 PM), 
Sunday, November 2nd (11-3 PM).
The HANDMADE TILE FESTIVAL brings together tile artists, collectors, designers, architects and the general public. 
Located at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105.
University of St. Thomas Program to
Develop a Marketing Plan For Your Tile Company!

This is a Terrific opportunity and a good program for small businesses looking to get an outsider to analyze their business plan while allowing students to develop a marketing plan for your business. 
The Small Business Institute (SBI) at the University of St. Thomas is looking for a few businesses to participate. With the guidance of experienced faculty and with your input, a team of senior level students will spend an entire semester designing and executing your consulting project.  When the project is complete, you will meet with the student team and their supervising faculty member for an oral presentation of the results of your project.  In addition, you will receive a comprehensive written report detailing what the students have done for you, the results of the project, and the team's conclusions and recommendations

They provide local businesses and non-profit organizations high quality business consulting in areas such as marketing, human resources, accounting, and operation management.  For a nominal fee, you will receive a comprehensive consulting project designed specifically to meet the needs of your organization.


The Small Business Institute is continuously accepting new applications for projects.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please complete the client application here:  Once they receive your application, your request for consultation will be reviewed and you will be notified shortly after, if your application has been accepted. They encourage you to visit their website at for further information about this resource and to view testimonials from satisfied clients.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call Tiana Daniels at the SBI at (651)962-5097.  
Tiana Daniels
Project Coordinator
Small Business Institute
University of St. Thomas

Win A Free Spotlight on Artist Feature
Syzygy Tile

December has an three open spots for the Spotlight on Artist Feature. We are looking for some great tile projects or art tile to be posted on Handmade Tile Association facebook page. Get your friends or family to *Like* your project on the Handmade Tile Association Facebook page. The winners will be the ones with the most amount of Likes. We will contact you to get more info and profile your work on our December Spotlight. Good luck! 


Become a Sponsor

Belvedere Art Tile LTD
The Handmade Tile Association has many services and products it offers its members. We have developed a sponsorship list of opportunities for you to financially support specific programs we produce.

Sponsorship levels - 
Artist Sponsor $400 - Can sponsor multiple artists
Newsletter Sponsor $500 
Spotlight on Artist $500 
Handmade Tile Association Website Sponsor $1000
Directory Sponsor $1000
Social Media Sponsor $300 

Josh Blanc
Handmade Tile Association, LLC
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Spotlight 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.

Pewabic PotteryNovember
Untapped ResourceNovember

Welcome New and Returning Members
Super Friends
North Prairie Tile Inc.
Northern Clay Center
Weaver Tile
Secoin Building Material Corporation
Bosetti Art Tile

Business Members
Stone Hollow Tile
Bon Ton Designs
SOMI Tileworks
Hohn & Hohn Inc
Sight Line Tile
Stephanie Kaczrowski
Foster Willey

Become a member
Renew your membership

Your membership is an important to help pay for the newsletter, events and behind the scenes planning.
Click here to become a member.

Encore Post of the Month
We are recognizing our highest "Liked" post of the month on our Facebook page. Send us your best and see if you can win this most prestigious honor!

This tile installation is from HTA member Mosaic Tile Works. Artisan mosaic works can be custom designed or chosen from an assortment of ready to ship pieces. Click here to visit their website to see more

2014 Directory
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