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Handmade Tile Association Newsletter




Our 16th Year  



September is the kick off for our annual directory drive. The 2016 edition will be our 17th publication! The Handmade Tile Association has transformed from being a small, local group in 1999 to what we are today: a nationally recognized organization known for contemporary handmade tile.


In the coming year, I look forward to seeing the new work, products and services from all of you returning members and hope to also see many new artists and tile resources that choose to market their work in the 2016 edition. 


Here is the link for our current advertising options.





In This Issue
Award Maker Needed!..
Slab rollers, Tile Press, Extruders oh My
Become a Sponsor
Welcome New and Returning Members.
Become a member
Encore Post of the Month
2015 Directory
8th Annual, Homes by Architects Tour
Saturday, September 19th, 10:00 am - 5:00pm
Sunday, September 20th, 10:00am - 5:00pm

This annual, self-guided tour showcases new and remodeled homes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area designed by AIA Minnesota architects. Discover the benefits of working with an architect on residential projects; see innovative solutions to design challenges and prepare to be inspired.

Homes on the tour are open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets may be purchased in advance or at each of the tour homes. Single-home tickets and full tour tickets available. 
More information on the AIA website.

16th Annual, Twin Cities
20th Century Design Show and Sale

The 16th Annual Twin Cities Arts and Crafts Show and Sale has a new name and a new look. The newly named "From Mission to Modern" Twin Cities 20th Century Art and Design Show is still the largest event in the Midwest. It showcases mission furniture and accessories of the American Arts & Crafts Movement (1890-1920), but now will include other 20th Century movements including Art Moderne, Art Deco and Mid-Century.

Saturday, September 26th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday September 27th, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
MN State Fairgrounds in St. Paul
at the Progress Center Building.
Videos of Tile Making

Here is an example of an interesting tile-making video: 
On the Job: ceramic tile maker
On the Job: a ceramic tile maker

Do you have a how-to video you want to share with the HTA? The Handmade Tile Association wants to showcase a variety of techniques and styles that the handmade tile world uses to make tile. 

Send your video links to the HTA and we will post the info either on the HTA Facebook page or on the "Articles" page of the HTA website. Advertise your tile, your work, your studio and help the HTA at the same time.  Thank you!

Become a Sponsor

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

Sponsorship levels:

Artist Sponsor: $400  Sponsors multiple artists. 
Newsletter Sponsor: $500 
Spotlight on Artist: $500 
Handmade Tile Association Website Sponsor: $1000
Directory Sponsor: $1000
Social Media Sponsor: $300  
Click here to read the all the specifics .  Sponsorship is a great way to give back and to help emerging artists get started.  Become a patron of the arts today!

Josh Blanc
Handmade Tile Association, LLC
Quick Links!
Check out all the new info...


Welcome New and Returning Members

Business Members

Jackpots!Jackson Gray
Alma Artisan
Wickwire Clay WorksMelissa Wickware
Pratt & Larson Ceramics
Stephanie Kaczrowski

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


2015 Directory
As we pass the half way mark of the year the Handmade Tile Association wants to get all our members stocked up on directories for the summer art fair season, gallery show you are participating in and your studios. As always it is free to get directories shipped to you. Send us a request and we will get them right out to you.

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.

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.