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artTILE exhibit ~ an extravaganza of handmade ceramic art tiles
the indigenous leaflet ~ May 2014
Amy Meya
It's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!~ another tremendous tile exhibit is almost over [and remember some of these tiles and artists you may never see again!] but you haven't missed all the fun yet! Hurry in to find tiles that bring whimsy to your collection, give smiles to friends, or add just a little (or big) something to your home. And don't miss meeting Amy Meya, our last ceramic celebrity of the artTILE 2014 exhibit~ June 14 & 15!
Make sure to do your part for a chance to WIN!
artful artTILE events
MEET Amy Meya!
tile & sculpture exhibit, demonstration & trunk show! 
saturday, june 14, 11-5 
sunday, june 15, 12-4 
Meet Amy Meya! 

MEET Amy Meya

MEET Amy Meya
June 14 & 15
Celebrate artTILE 2014 with us during our Saturday Studio!
Join us for an amazing artTILE artist-in-action~ Amy Meya!
Enjoy shopping her trunk show of magnificent ceramic wall tiles, while watching her individually sculpt birds, branches, flowers, and other nature inspired objects to add to her lively, textural clay canvas!
~ She'll be here both days, so you can really see her ceramic wall tile evolve.  Amy is making the trip from Kansas City, Missouri for this special event, so please help us welcome her to the thriving Cincinnati craft scene!
MEET Amy Meya
artTILE 2014
mark-your-calendar~ third thursday benefit wine walk
Michelle Ishida
Michelle Ishida
 Meet Michelle Ishida!
trunk sale & 
screenprinting demonstration
thursday, june 19 ~ 2-8
You'll love meeting this eco-friendly clothing designer. Michelle Ishida uses recycled fabrics to create fun, affordable & totally functional hats, bags, and comfy, stylish clothing. Enjoy shopping her expansive trunk sale~ So many printed original designs & crazy collaborations of fabrics~ no wonder LeBraun James & Pearl Jam bassist, Jeff Ament, love her creations~ you will too!
Enjoy our BENEFIT Wine Walk for the Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio from 5-8 too!
35 artists

Just 7 more days to ENJOY the new artists of artTILE 2014!Thomas & Sarah Gelsanliter


artTILE gives us the opportunity to see what your favorite tile artists have been up to, and to share the designs of new tile artists we've discovered. We're hoping you like them as much as we do!

HOT tiles by Sue & Steve Vachon Steve & Sue Vachon
Sue & Steve Vachon
ft.wayne, in

Creating beautiful, labor-intensive tiles is a labor of love for this couple! After bisque firing, Steve & Sue Vachon draw on each tile with wax. Each tile is then hand-glazed with color & fired to 1800 degrees. To achieve their hallmark look, this husband wife team carefully removes each tile, while still glowing HOT & places it in a container filled with sawdust. The sawdust ignites producing a smokey carbon-rich atmosphere which gives the tiles their smoldering black-ash color; while the rapid cooling creates the unique crackle patterning. By combining the tradition of hand-glazing with serendipity of raku, Steve & Sue's tiles are very rich, one-of-a-kind, & recognizable.


NEW artTILE~ Gaby Tepper
Gaby Tepper 
pasadena, ca

After discovering the magic of getting lost in clay when she took her first ceramics class, Gaby Tepper couldn't get enough of it! She absolutely loves literally "drawing" into a clay slab! She carries her sketch book on her daily walks, quickly recording a variety of landscapes and views as she enjoys her morning ritual. She translates these sketches onto the tile form; adding the painterly glazes to enhance rich beauty of the fields, ocean, or mountains that are the backdrop of her neighborhood. 


Cathy Kiffney Cathy Kiffney
chapel hill, nc

Living in deep woods, just down the road from her mother's horse farm, Cathy Kiffney finds a daily opportunity to observe nature, the beauty & the beast. Images for her dimensional tiles are developed as she seeks out the mystery & beauty experienced by a walk in the woods, the quiet places & secret gardens. She endeavors to bring playfulness to her tiles & hopes to create a meaningful connection between her work, the viewer & nature.

Thomas & Sarah Gelsanliter
Thomas & Sarah Gelsanliter 
milan, mi

Drawing on the colors & patterns that surround their studio in southeastern Michigan, Sarah & Thomas Gelsanliter create handmade pottery & tiles. Both artists work on the pieces at different points in the process, allowing them to create finished work that neither could have achieved alone. Thomas draws and hand carves all of the designs used on the pieces hand-thrown by Sarah. Together they use a palette of luminous glazes to highlight the hand-carved designs and crisp lines, giving each piece a polished, radiant finish. Each piece is hand-crafted to be both beautiful and functional~ Enjoy.

1000+ tiles
LAST CHANCE to see these beauties too! ~ artTILE 2014 exhibiting artists
Linda Buck
linda buck
Wendy Anderson
wendy anderson
Brigit Bach
birgit bach
John Beasley
john beasley
Nita Claise
nita claise

Michael Cohen
michael cohen
Parran Collery
parran collery
Carol Rose Dean
carol rose dean
Mary Dixon
mary dixon
Su Harvey
su harvey

Greg Hicho
greg hicho

Rick Hoffman
rick hoffman
Iris & Bob Jewett
bob & iris jewett
Arlene Knaak
arlene knaak 
Jenny Mannila
jenny mannila
Cecilia Nartker
cecilia nartker
Lisa Muller
lisa muller
Rookwood Pottery
rookwood pottery
Ramola Paloma Tiles
ramona paloma
Hadley Sedgwick
hadley sedgwick
Michael Terra
michael terra
Emily Ulm 
emily ulm
Lynn & John Hume
lynn & john hume
Sarah Horn
sarah horn
artTILE 2014 delivers something for everyone!~
 from playful to contemporary styles; diverse imagery of beautiful, natural elements, to imaginary quirky characters; hand-built, carved, pressed, stamped~ you'll be wowed by what they do with a slab of clay. 
The rest of the gallery is filled with fantastic new finds!
Elizabeth Keith 
elizabeth keith~ 
outdoor art for year round enjoyment
Amy Flesher
amy flesher~ 
 cute, cuddly, & cool glass
Sandy James
sandy james~
jewelry created from natural materials

Lidia Anderson
lidia anderson~
stained glass sun-dancers
150+ local & regional artists
  stop by to see us!
Sondra Alexander
Sondra Alexander
Sondra Alexander
Sondra Alexander
Sondra Alexander

 artTILE runs through sunday, june 15th

...then we're outta-here! 

always handmade & heartfelt
Amy Meya's lovely birds!
Only one week left to enjoy wandering through our fabulous array of colorful, whimsical, handmade, one-of-a-kind tiles created by 37 exceptional professional and emerging ceramic artists! Take one last look around while you welcome Amy Meya to the gallery, shop our front yard filled with her colorful, dimensional tiles & watch how she transforms a slab of clay into so many delightful creations~ we know you'll LOVE them too! 
Thank you for supporting our local business, friends, & artists.

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Complete the ticket below and return during the artTILE 2014 Amy Meya Event ~ saturday, june 14  or
sunday, june 15!

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