artTILE 2015 ~ 1000+ tiles ~ 35+ artists ~ through June 14 ~

Colleen Williams  

artTILE exhibit ~ an extravaganza of handmade ceramic art tiles 

MEET artTILE artist

Colleen Williams

Trunk Show

& Demonstration

Saturday, May 30

 

may 2015 ~ indigenous leaflet
Sara Caswell Pearce
Sara Caswell Pearce
Hello fans of indigenous! We've made it past the half-way point of our annual artTILE extravaganza and we're keeping busy with the newest arrivals from some of your favorite local artists creating in clay, glass, wood, metals, recycled materials, and more!

artTILE fans & collectors~ make sure you get to see this fab show, including the newest arrivals we've added! Most of the artists' designs are only available through the end of the exhibit, June 14th. We still have three more ceramic celebrity artists-in-action events for you to enjoy - starting THIS Saturday, May 30th with Colleen Williams! Then Saturdays in June with local fav, Bonnie Mitchell, & raku-artist, Nita Claise!

 

Please take a look through this leaflet to find out all the artful details - including our extra-special springtime offers with coupon & gift certificate drawing.

artful event THIS Saturday ...

Meet artTILE artist

Colleen Williams

Trunk Show  & Demo ~ May 30, 12 to 5 

Colleen Williams
Please join us on May 30th from 12 to 5 as we celebrate our
artTILE exhibit with a Saturday Studio by our special guest artist,
Colleen Williams. Colleen will present a Trunk Show of her latest works in porcelain and Demonstrate her skills & techniques throughout the day. we can't wait to see her tricks of the trade!

Colleen is a first-time exhibitor at indigenous creating a series of colorful, beautifully decorated, crisp box tiles with her signature floral patterns, with names like Lavender Mist, Turquoise Amaryllis, and
Yellow Chrysanthemum. Each tile stands on its own as a unique piece of art, but a trio or a larger grouping can make an impressive designer's statement.
 
~about Colleen Williams:
"I work with porcelain clay and have done so for about twenty years. It is white, smooth, delightful to push around between my fingers and it is robust when high-fired to maturity. My passion is to create colorful, patterned surfaces on forms that are intended for the wall as well as those that are intended for daily use and enjoyment. Having a fondness for foreign cultures, I often use symbolic imagery to subtly convey a sense of place.

 

I began playing with clay while apprenticing at a small architectural studio in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A friend's mother had the idea of reenergizing her pottery studio but needed help with the clean-up. In exchange for labor, I got the chance to "get my hands dirty" in a different way. I did what came naturally, mark-making in the clay on a horizontal plane, similar to the graphic notations on a blueprint. In short time, my surfaces were colorful, textural and completely patterned, though my creations were small...very small (jewelry pieces)...as I hadn't learned any forming methods!"


"I begin with a palette of colors that I've developed over the years: porcelain slips (liquid porcelain) and porcelain clay bodies. They both start out as white porcelain and when mixed with stains and oxides, various beautiful hues, tints and shades can be achieved with the addition of heat! I fire to a fairly high temperature of 2372F (cone 8), using electric kilns.
 
The decorative work starts after several layers of slip have been applied to a base: a hand-colored porcelain form (tile, vase, sculpture). The top layer is allowed to dry and a design is drawn onto its surface. Eventually, I retrace the design using shellac which will act as a resist when dry and reveal the layers beneath as the piece is etched using water and a damp sponge

 

Further embellishment is achieved with the application of underglazes and finished with a final gloss glaze, either in part to enhance just the raised design or the entire piece, often depending upon the piece's intended use. Each piece requires two to three firings to account for the surface design."

Please join us THIS Saturday for this grande event!
artTILE 2015 ~ on exhibit through June 14 ~
Join us for 6 weeks of artTILES!

artTILE 2015 is an invitational exhibit featuring 35+ exceptional artists specially selected to display a wide range of designs, sizes, prices, and techniques offering a collection with great scope and depth. Hand-built, carved, pressed, stamped, molded, and one-of-a-kind art tiles will be on view. Styles range from whimsical and contemporary to the traditional aesthetics inherent to the arts and crafts movement. Imagery is also as diverse, from beautiful nature inspired motifs to thoughtfully rendered architectural landmarks to modern abstract graphics.

 

artTILE 2015 delivers something for everyone. Enjoy the classics of the arts & crafts movement along with the extensive eclectic design directions from seven new artists exhibiting at indigenous for the first time. In addition to the new exhibitors, four of our year-round clay artists have added tiles to their repertoire and will be featured in the show!

introducing new artTILE artists...

Colleen Williams

Colleen Williams

Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen

Barbara Clark

Barbara Clark

 

Cindy & James Searles

Cindy & James Searles

Elany Prusa

Elany Prusa

Karen Konkel

   Karyn Konkel  
exhibiting artTILE artists...
Wendy Penta 
Wendy Penta
 Carol Rose Dean 
Carol Rose Dean
Michael Macone
Michael Macone
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 Parran Collery
Parran Collery
Bonnie Mitchell
Bonnie Mitchell
Nita Claise
Nita Claise
Sarah Wilisch Horn
Sarah Wilisch Horn
 Emily Ulm
Emily Ulm
 
 Diane Hawkey
Diane Hawkey
 Hadley Sedgwick
Hadley Sedgwick 
 Rick Hoffman
Rick Hoffman
 Rookwood Pottery
Rookwood Pottery
 John Schlabaugh
Nawal Motawi
John & Mark Schlabaugh
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 Thomas & Sarah Gelsanliter
Thomas & Sarah Gelsanliter
 Janet Tobler
Janet Tobler
 Iris & Bob Jewett 
Iris & Bob Jewett
 Arlene Knaak
Arlene Knaak
 Soozee Van Dyke Woods
Ramona Paloma Tile
 Tracy Chamberlin
Ramona Paloma Tile
 Michael Cohen
Mciahel Cohen

 Charley Harper

Nawal Motawi 

Charley Harper by Nawal Motawi
 Laura Davis
Laura Davis
 Scott Weaver
Scott Weaver
 Greg Hicho
Greg Hicho
 Janet Ontko
Janet Ontko
 Amy Meya
Amy Meya
 Linda Buck
Linda Buck
 John Beasley
John Beasley
John & Lynn Hume
John & Lynn Hume
 Bette Drake
Bette Drake
 Mary Dixon
Mary Dixon
Nawal Motawi
Nawal Motawi
artful events to live an artful life ~ please join us...
Bonnie Mitchell

 
Saturday, June 6
11-5
Bonnie Mitchell
Sgraffito Pottery & Tile Trunk Show &

Carve Your Own Tile Event

Local clay artist, Bonnie Mitchell, will be sharing her latest graphic, black & white sgraffitto works in tiles and functional pottery. You'll be treated to a demonstration of her techniques and get a chance to Carve Your Own Clay Tile for $15.
Call ahead to reserve a spot or stop in early for a chance to have Bonnie guide you in making your very own artTILE!
Nita Claise

 
Saturday, June 13
11-5
Nita Claise
 Raku-fired Ceramics & Tile Trunk Show

 

Raku-fired tiles, pottery and sculptural vessels will be featured in this special Trunk Show by Indiana artist, Nita Claise. Nita's unique black & white crackle tiles along with the classic coppery raku-finished tiles are a favorite in our artTILE exhibit, but for this one day we have a chance to see a broad range of her artful designs! 

more of our newest arrivals ...
Sam Hitchman
Sam Hitcman
pottery
Krista Brooks
Krista Brooks
prints & buttons
Michelle Christman Michelle Christman
Michelle Christman
needle-felted sculpture
Michael English
Michael English
pottery
Lawrence & Audrey Goldsmith
Lawrence & Audrey Goldsmith
kaleidoscopes 
Anne Straus
Anne Straus
jewelry
let art be part of your nature
Elaine Lamb
Elaine Lamb
Save the dates! indigenous has your next three Saturdays covered with artTILE events - meet the artists & peruse their super-collections!
 
While you're here, don't leave without a creative token of appreciation for Father's Day - June 21st, graduations, weddings, and all of your gift giving occasions. Please remember, we enjoy the tiles as much as you do, but they won't be here forever! artTILE 2015 shows through June 14th!
  
Thanks for your continued support of our artists and our creative endeavors. Please know how much we value your patronage - - - scroll all the way down for a few special offers.
 
Artfully yours,
the artTILE-fanatic-crew of
~ indigenous, a handcrafted gallery
thank you for your support of our creative endeavors!
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Win! a $100 gift certificate to indigenous!
~visit & enter for a chance to win!
It's easy!
Complete the ticket below and return during the artTILE exhibit anytime now through June 14, 2015!
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the fine print~ gift certificate may be applied towards arts & crafts currently on display; gift certificate cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to special orders or previously purchased items. Items purchased with winning gift certificate may not be returned.
~ one ticket per person please!
~NO purchase necessary, just fill-in the blanks & hand it in at indigenous!
-Keeping it green? Just ask for a ticket at the counter.                   

Save 20%

Dawn Middleton

Look lovely this summer~
Enjoy 20% off our entire collection
of handcrafted jewelry*!

So treat yourself & your lucky friends to modern earrings, cool cuff links, funky bracelets, or flirty necklaces, created by more than 40 artists.

*the fine print: discount may be applied to jewelry currently on display. Cannot be combined with other discounts nor applied to special orders, previous purchases, or exhibit pieces. No need to print, just tell us the code "lovely".

Offer good through Sunday, June 21st ~ Father's Day, a great time to grab something crafty cool for your dad & a treat for yourself!