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Handmade Tile Association Newsletter




Our 16th Year  

Tree of Life by Fire Creek Clay
We have finished up our 17th annual directory drive. We gained six artists this year! We always have a flux of artists coming in and going out. This addition is notable since membership had leveled off the past two years, following the end of the MN Tile Festival. Thanks to all of you: new, returning and former advertisers, for being a part of the Handmade Tile Association for the last 17 years!

All advertisers will receive a proof via e-mail. There will a proofing party for any members who would like to review the complete directory on November 18th from 11-5 at the Handmade Tile Association office. 

What's next? The HTA needs to continue to build its presence nationally. We will be focusing on getting many more tile artists to be a part of our website and to join our membership in the coming months and throughout the year. We have hired Ellen Lapinski to organize and reach out to past members and to court new members. (Thank you Ellen!)  We want to reach out to all of you who receive this newsletter to consider renewing your membershipbecoming a member or upgrading your membership.

Thank you for your support.
Josh Blanc, President 
In This Issue
Artisan Tile NorthWest Tile Festival
Meet the class of 2016
ART TILE - Exhibition of the Handmade Tile Association
Videos of Tile Making
Become a Sponsor
Welcome New and Returning Members.
Become a member
Encore Post of the Month
2015 Directory
Spotlight on Artist Calendar.
Artisan Tile NorthWest Tile Festival 
Make sure to attend Artisan Tile Northwest's 10th Annual Tile Festival.  Click here for more info!
Tile Festival click here

Meet the class of 2016
Here is a sneak peak of the new and returning advertisers to the 2016 directory.  **** Denotes "New Artist."
Wickwire Clay Works
ART TILE - Exhibition of
the Handmade Tile Association

Our good friends at the Edina Art Center have put together an Art Tile Exhibition for the members of the Handmade Tile Association. It will be a juried show.
Art tile show info
Exhibition Guidelines:
-Cost to enter is $25.00 for up to 2 entries per participant.
-No art to exceed 30" in the longest dimension. 
-All art must be prepared with a wire or cleat system if it is to hang on a wall. 
-Return postage required for shipped entries.
Important Dates:
Entries due: January 4, 5- 9 am - 7 pm (Monday & Tuesday)
Opening:     January 11, 5-8 pm (Monday)
Exhibition dates:  January 11 - February 10, 2016

For more information contact: 
Sandra Shaughnessy, 952-903-5780
Edina Art Center 
Videos of Tile Making

Black Rock Studio - Handmade Tiles in Toronto Video: 

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
Super Members
Clay Squared to Infinity
La Alameda Press
North Prairie Tile Inc.

Business Members

Tiles From Away
Forbush ARTiques
Tortuga Tileworks
Mercury Mosaics
Weaver Tile
Silver Canyon
Kerber Tile
SOMI Tileworks
Sight Line Tile
Bosetti Art Tile
Ceramic Chinn
Fire Creek Clay

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
Every month we feature the top liked image. Wendy Penta Stone Hollow Tile bas relief handmade tile got the most love in October. Quiet fitting for a fall image.
Stone Hollow Tile

2015 Directory
Need more directories to hand out?
 As always it is FREE to get directories shipped to you.
Send us a request

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.

House on the Hill - November
Stone Hollow Tile - November

Their is still room left for more spotlights. Only $35 for your feature.