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Handmade Tile Association Newsletter




Our 16th Year  


The goal of most associations is to collaborate, to help everyone advance through the pooling of resources. In the coming months, this association will be working on articles for our newsletter, including experiences that you, the members, are willing to share. At the same time, we are interested in hearing the questions that you want answered.  


Below are a list of   

Carving a mold, by Lilywork Tile

topics we're hoping to explore.  We need to hear from you about your experiences with any of these items.  We would love to publish images to illustrate each topic, making it even clearer to our readership. You will be credited along with a link to your website and/or social media, as well.   


Please contact Josh with any questions. Please note: we need your submissions by the 25th of each month to be considered.  



1. Making molds for tiles: How to make a tile mold or stamp.

2. Types of tools tile makers use: extruders, rollers, knives, rolling pins, needle tools, molds, specialty items, etc.

3. How to install handmade tile: We are looking for problem-solving ways to set handmade tile to best effect.

4. Different types of hanging devices for tiles: holes, wire, attaching wood, hooks, etc.

5. To mesh or not to mesh: Discuss tape, mesh, paper and plastic. What has worked best for you?

6. Shipping methods: Have you discovered a shipping method
that has helped keep your costs under control? Tell us your experience (or ask us questions). 

Spec's for articles:
*Under 400 words. *Pictures tell the story. (Many people don't read, so photos become as important as words.)
In This Issue
2015 Directory on its way
Getting your work on Houzz.
Become a Sponsor
Next Meeting
Welcome New and Returning Members.
Become a member
Encore Post of the Month
2015 Directory
Minneapolis/St.Paul Home Tour


April 25- 26
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota

2015 Home Tour nominations open. Click here for more info.


Visitors know that whether they're looking for kitchen, bath, or other room ideas, or for a contractor to bid on an addition, they'll find encouragement and resources here. From the very old homes to the very new, city dwellers throw open their doors to share their homes' remodeling, restoration and neighborhood stories. 


Getting your work on Houzz
As artists, one of our favorite words is FREE.  You are in luck with the website Houzz. They offer a free website of your work!  We at HTA believe that Houzz is the best deal out there for our members to take part in. Their website is a plethora of home improvement projects, though many are pretty bland. Images of handmade tile would help change that! All it takes to participate are some high quality photographs of your projects and products.
As a follow up on last month's topic of how to get better images of your work, Houzz is offering to link you up with a photographer. Rates start as low as $200 for 8 daylight photos of your work. The Houzz Photographer Network is an easy and affordable way to upgrade your portfolio and get professional photographs of your work at the same time.
Fireplace by Weaver Tile

Become a Sponsor

Earth Song Tiles
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 
Next Meeting

Next Handmade Tile Association meeting 

April 22nd 
Where-  Natural Built Home
4020 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406

From 6:30 - 8:00 pm


Tour their showroom 




Josh Blanc
Handmade Tile Association, LLC
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Welcome New and Returning Members
Super Friends
Tortuga Tileworks
LuRu Rudawsky

Friend Member
Constance Bergum Designs

Become a member
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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!
Riley Doty is starting to work on this fabulous tiled staircase

2015 Directory

Click here to order your copy
Spotlight on Artist Calendar
If you are next, gather your images, information or news you
would like to be highlighted. Send them
to the HTA by the first of your month.

Drumboden Tiles - March
Barbara Schmidt - March
Mercury Mosaics - April
Sight Line Tile - April
Photos by Edie - April
Clay Squared to Infinity - May
Lea-Way Designs - May
Ceramic Chinn - June
Deb LeAir - June
Bantam Tileworks - July
Bon Ton Designs - July
SoMi Tileworks - August
Native Tile & Ceramics - August
North Prairie Tile. Inc - September
Hohn & Hohn - September
Tile Restoration Center- Ocotober
La Alameda Press - October
House on the Hill - November
Stone Hollow Tile - November

Their is still room left for more spotlights. Only $35 for your feature. Click here to sign up.