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Artisan Tile NW is a non-profit Handmade Tile makers group, dedicated to the creation, promotion and preservation of the art and craft of handmade tiles. We sponsor a yearly show to raise public awareness about the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest.

MEMBERS Upcoming Shows

Wilburton Pottery

Wilburton Pottery

San Francisco Garden Show
San Mateo Convention Center


Clare Dohna

Clare Dohna
Clare Dohna
Mosaic Arts International Exhibit
 Museum of Glass in Tacoma.
Through May 5th.

Gina Holt


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Artist Garage Sale

Sat. June 1st 9am.- 3 p.m.

Art of the Garden

June 13th- Aug. 1st

Art of the Garden Exhibit

The Schack Art Center is seeking artwork for “Art of the Garden,” June 13 – August 1, 2013. This perennial favorite garden themed exhibit, may include – paintings, photographs, sculpture, ceramics, glass, recycled materials – any medium of art to enhance the garden or bring the garden into the home.


Art By the Bay

July 13th-14th

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information on Gina:
(425) 483-2355


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Thru April 6   Touch! An Interactive Experience
                        ArtEAST Art Center
 March 23-24  Best of the Northwest
                        Pier 91, Seattle
April 5            Art in the Garden
                       ArtEAST Art Center
April 10 -19   SURFACE 2013  – ANTW presents A Tile Show in conjunction with the International Mosaic Summit Tacoma
                        Vertical Gallery, Tacoma
April 19 – 20   Creative Minds NW Artists’ Spring Show
Issaquah Salmon Hatchery – Watershed Building / Science Center
125 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah
April 19 – 27   150 Feet of Art
                        ArtEAST Art Center
June 7 – 9        Sorticulture (pending)
                        Legion Memorial Park, Everett
June 28 – 30    Art in Bloom
                        Kokopelli Gardens, Duvall
July 12 – 14     Oregon Country Fair (pending)
                        Veneta, OR
August 2 – 4   Anacortes Arts Festival (pending)

Members Show


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Curator: Kelly Morrison 

Exhibition dates: March 2- April 6, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2, 2013, 6-8pm

Most of the time, galleries post notices that say “Please Don’t Touch”. This is an exhibition to break that barrier and invite gallery visitors to experience art through touch.

 We will offer special “touch tours” for the sight impaired, for children, and for others who are interested in a different way to experience these works. All art is tactile, touchable or otherwise interactive.

All mediums are represented – sculpture, dimensional collage, textured paintings, textiles, glass, art that makes sound, boxes/windows/drawers that open – maybe even with touchable contents, carvings, clay.

Don’t miss something different and thought provoking!

  Participating artists:
Beth Anderson, Daya Bonnie Astor,
Yonnah Ben Levy, Chaim Bezalel,
 Craig Breitbach, Monique Catino,
Tami Donnelly, Anita Feng,
Taimay Jones, Lisa Lloyd,
Pandy Savage McVay, Leslie Moon,
Elaine Moore, Kat Morrell,
Karen B. Morrice, Mary Lynne Poole,
Juliette Ripley-Dunkelberger,
Judy Salas, Donna Schill,
Margaret Joyce Van Duine

ATNW Members in SURFACE – A Tile Show


A Tile Show  ~ in Tacoma in conjunction with the International Mosaic Summit Tacoma

Artisan Tile NW is invited to SURFACE, a tile show.


FLOW  Gallery

301 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma

Grand Opening April 10th, 5:30 to 8 pm

Third Thursday Art Mingle April 17th, 5 to 8 pm


American Mosaic Summit 2013

April 10 to 14 2013

SURFACE features small works by tile artists from around the Pacific Northwest. Be inspired by tiles in a wide variety of subject, style and material. Meet the artists and take a piece of art from the Sound with you.

Participating artists:

Barbara Clark, Beth Anderson, Chris Seminara, Clare Dohna, Claudia Riedener, Dan Earle (special guest), David Blad, Gina Holt, Iris & Bob Jewett, Jaki Reed, Janet Gadallah, Janice Deckmann, Karen Cisneros, Karen Morrice, Kimmi Kerns, Laura Brodax, Maria Root, Olga Slutkovskaya, Paul Lewing, Terri Goodwin, Tracy Gosser



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Hi tilers!!

I am organizing a tile show in Tacoma in conjunction with the International Mosaic Summit Tacoma, April 10 to 14 2013.

Tile set up Saturday April 6th

Grand Opening April 10th,  5 to 8 pm

Third Thursday art walk April 17th, 5 to 8 pm

Take down Friday / Saturday April 10/20

3 to 5 pieces a person

No entry fees

Non-ATNW members welcome 

Please give me an affirmative yes, no later than February 2nd, 2013

 Claudia Riedener

Ixia Tile Tacoma
1004 S. Steele
Tacoma, WA 98405

A Great Article about our Friends at Tile Heritage

written in Tile Talk by Avente Tile.

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Thanks to the Tile Heritage Foundation

Tile Heritage FoundationAs another year draws to a close, I want to shine the spotlight on a great organization that is benevolent and generous, The Tile Heritage Foundation. Since it was founded in 1987, this California-based non-profit has been supporting the preservation, history and appreciation of tile. This organization gives back to the tile community and works to preserve our tile heritage. Avente proudly supports their efforts and thanks the directors, staff and volunteers.

The Preservation of our Tile Heritage

The Tile Heritage Foundation promotes an awareness and appreciation of ceramic surfaces in the United States. The Foundation provides consultation and research, leads preservation efforts and shares information about tile. The Tile Heritage library and research facility has a wealth of knowledge including books and slides about ceramic tile surfaces. They provide historical perspective and depth on all ceramic surfacing materials and educate the public by sharing tile’s rich history. Because of these efforts, the organization now plays a major role in the preservation of rare existing ceramic installations. They promote contemporary tile work as well.

This year the Foundation celebrates their 25th-anniversary. A big drive is to transition their archive to an online searchable resource available to the industry and to the public.

Tile and our Collective History

One of the reasons I started Avente was my love of tile – both in the beauty of the hand painted design and the sense of place and time it conveys. A mosaic brings you back to the Roman Empire. The light hand painted blue and white strokes of a stylistic floral pattern on tile can have you dreaming about a centuries-old street corner in Portugal. It’s pretty amazing what tile can convey!

Shortly after I started Avente Tile, I remember Jorge Aguayo, of Aguayo Tile explaining that he had discovered many floors in disrepair while visiting Cuba. His goal was to preserve these amazing tile tapestries of pattern and color found in Cuban tile. If we don’t strive to preserve and record these amazing works of art, we lose so much in the collective history of who we are.

Cuban Tiles found in Old Havana and Camaguey are in disrepair
Cuban Tiles found in Old Havana and Camaguey are in disrepair
Photo Courtesy of Aguayo Tile

I occasionally get calls from friends and customer’s saying they found some amazing tile after removing layers of other surface coverings during a remodel of their early 1900’s home. These moments warm my heart. I am reassured that people do want to preserve well-crafted design and they value the history of a very special place. They want to help document, record and preserve the collective history that is ours.

When I can’t identify that tile, where do I send them? The Tile Heritage Foundation, of course.

Members Holiday Sales

 December Holiday Sale

at the CUH Miller Library.

UW Botanic Gardens (logo)

December 7th thru December 22nd


Beth Anderson, Janet Gadallah  At:

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Allison Moore At:


Paul Lewing at: 

Annual Holiday Sale

December 2nd

Paul Lewing: Ceramic Tiles, Trivets, Ornaments, Acrylic Paintings
Gay Jensen: Textile Art, Fashion Accessories, Unique Note Cards
With Guest Artist
Kathy Dannerbeck: Handcrafted Sterling Silver Jewelry



Mindzeye Fused Glass Opening Show


Beth Anderson will be showing at:

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2012  Small Works Holiday Exhibition November 16-December 29

Good things come in small packages! 

Small Works of art at 2010 Holiday Show

Art in many mediums will be ready

for immediate purchase.


Join us for festive fun

at the Opening Reception 

November 16th:


Free and open to the public


95 Front Street N

Issaquah, WA 98027