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Our 16th Year  

The directory is in its final stages of design. Current members will be receiving a survey to vote on the 2016 cover art and choosing the board members in the next day or two.
The cover art is always a historic tile celebrating our tile heritage. The Tile Heritage Foundation supplies us with wonderful options each year to vote on.
The board choices will be for three candidates. Two returning board members Jan Hohn and Josh Blanc. Our new board candidate is Joe Kerber from Kerber Tile and Marble. He is a long time tile setter and supporter of the HTA. 
Tile Restoration Center
Tile Restoration Center

Thank you for your support.
Josh Blanc, President 
In This Issue
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.
ART TILE - Exhibition of
the Handmade Tile Association

Have you entered the first tile show of 2016? Please confirm by December 28th with the Edina Art Center that you plan to enter the "Art Tile Exhibition" for the members of the Handmade Tile Association. It is 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

In this video ceramic artist Marek Jacisin is showing how to make a relief tile and how to use a plaster mold for producing multiple pieces. The video shows a tile being made from two 12" x 16" slabs of clay, making of plaster mold, glazing, decorating and finally firing.

Ceramic Tiles - Making Rectangular Relief Tiles
Ceramic Tiles - Making Rectangular Relief Tiles

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

Native Tile
Native Tile

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 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
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Welcome New and Returning Members
Super Members
Jeanie Daves Pottery
Northern Clay Center

Business Members

Michael Wirth
Janeway Studio

Friend Members
Sandra Shaughenessy
Deb Daniel
Joseph Lundgren Consulting
Debra Kress

Become a member
Renew your membership

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

Encore Post of the Month
The Artisan Tile Northwest The 10th annual Tile Festival post won top honor this month. Hope you were able to attend.
Big tile weekend_ The 10th annual Tile Festival is this weekend

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

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