And the Winners are:

 

Each Festival,we have invited one juror to make the award for each prize categories.  This years selections are:

 

 

ATNW Prize

JUROR:   Dee Carson, Executive Director of Northwest Art Alliance

Artisan Tile NW advocates artistic excellence, innovation and awareness of handmade tile. The prize goes to the artist whose tile, in the opinion of the juror, displays excellent ceramic skills and an innovative approach to the theme “Feathered Friends”.

The award amount is $100

Winning Tile by Susan Cohen Thompson

Iridescent Bird Nourished by Full Moon

 

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Tile Heritage Foundation Prize

JUROR :   Ron Endlich, Antique tile collector.

Tile Heritage Foundation’s mission is to document and preserve tile history in the U.S., both past and present. The prize goes to the artist whose tile, in the opinion of the juror, best represents the ceramic traditions of North America in keeping with the “Feathered Friends” theme.

The prize consists of a check for $100 plus a $100 Centurion membership in Tile Heritage with a link to the artist’s website (total $200 value). If the winning artist is already a THF member we will advance her/his member expiration date by one year.

Winning Tile by Karen B. Morrice

Sky Chat

 

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Status Ceramics Prize

JUROR:   Ginny Conrow, Artist/Owner of Conrow Porcelain Studio  

Status Ceramics is a Seattle company dedicated to the art of handcrafted tiles. The prize goes to the artist whose tile, in the opinion of the juror, displays the most imaginative design and use of color in keeping with the “Feathered Friends” theme.

The award amount is $100 plus five days working in the Status studio to transfer an original image into a working mold, and execute and glaze up to 30 pieces.

 

Winning Tile by Kimmi Kerns

Status Award-2014

 

Show Entries~

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and the winners are

 

Festival Mirror Raffle

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FEATHER FRIENDS MIRROR RAFFLE

Artisan Tile Northwest’s Collaborative Project

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This summer the artists of ATNW gathered together to create unique tiles relating to the theme of this year’s annual Show: FEATHER FRIENDS.   The result is this one of a kind tiled mirror.
Proceeds benefit Artisan Tile NW, a non-profit Handmade Tile Makers group, dedicated to the creation, promotion and preservation of the art and craft of handmade tiles.
$5 for one ticket
$10 for three tickets
Need not be present to win.
Drawing will be held on Sunday, Novemember 2nd, at 2PM.

The Handmade Tile Festival November 1-2

The Handmade Tile Festival is coming up soon– November 1-2

Artisan Tile NW’s yearly tile festival raises public awareness about the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest. One of the highlights of our annual festival is a juried show where members submit an original piece inspired by a theme previously chosen by the group. Themes have ranged from “signage” to “Northwest natives”. Two of the four awards are presented from our generous sponsors Tile Heritage Foundation and Status Ceramics. ATNW sponsors an award and the fourth is everybody’s favorite, the “People’s Choice” award. The theme for 2014 is “Feathered Friends.” Be sure to cast your vote when you come to the festival! Visit our website  for more Tile Festival info.

Winners of last years awards (l to r):
Jaki Reed–Tile Heritage Prize; Terri Goodwin–Status Ceramics Award, and Bob JewettATNW Award

Terri Goodwin creates a tile at Status Ceramics

ATNW member Richard Scott of Status Ceramics  is once again sponsoring an award for our juried show. Along with $100, the award includes five days working in the Status studio to create a working mold from an original image and then execute and glaze up to 30 pieces using Status’ pneumatic presses. Last year’s winner, Terri Goodwin, created an original tile based on her winning piece which was inspired by the restoration of the Elwha River. photo above: Terri’s work at Status Ceramics.


Learn tile making techniques at our monthly meetings

At our August meeting Tracy Gosser demonstrated slip casting.


Tents Offer More Room
The annual Mercer Moravian Tile Show in Doylestown Pennsylvania in May of each year is one of the premier tile events in the country. They typically have between 50-60 exhibitors, many with two or more tables. (Tile Heritage Foundation had eight.)  Several hundred visitors over two days come to the show from all over the country.  Where do they put it all? In Tents. Fortunately the grounds around the Moravian Pottery are spacious. Two large circus-like tents accommodated all the exhibitors, allied interests and demonstrators. A small admission fee of $6 is charged. The tents are adequate for foul weather, and according to exhibitors, tend to keep people inside longer when it rains. ATNW might consider such an alternative as we search for larger accommodations in the future. Visit this link  for more about Mercer Moravian Tile works and the festival.

 


Recent Projects from our Members’ Studios

Barbara Clark of Agapanther Tiles : new designs for a kitchen remodel.


      
Gina Holt of Clayworks : “Earth Sky” round mirror



Maggie Roberts of Kennedy Creek Pottery : in process sgrafitto carving of a 4″x4″  “Tufted Puffin” will be ready in time for the Tile Festival.



Allison Moore Peel of Moore Tile Works :
“Here is my new Dungeness Crab tile: 6″ x 5″. It’s for a commissioned backsplash for Marsha and Owen Miller, in the amazing modern home they’ve just built on the rocky coast of Poulsbo. The backsplash will feature this crab, a smaller shore crab, and many other creatures from the Pacific Coast. They have been patiently waiting two years for me to sculpt more sea creatures and figure out how to get them all working together and sized to fit the composition, which contains a triangular shape due to the sink counter being next to a staircase.”


“Here is my new press mold “Honeybee and Flowers” which is drying out today. Finished tiles made from this will be available at the Tile Festival.”


Tom Sauro of Lake Tapps, WA: “The church tiles, titled “The Right Path”, is in Puyallup, WA. It was built by the man who built Meeker Mansion, the building depicted on the tiles to the right.”


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 tile.
We sponsor a yearly show to raise public awareness about the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest.
We meet monthly in Seattle to share our take on the art, craft and business of making tile. Monthly Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month. Please join us.


Artisan Tile NW
PO Box 84872   Seattle, WA 98124    206-940-5075
info@artisantilenw.org     www.artisantilenw.org


Handmade Tile Festival 2014
Saturday, Nov. 1st, 10-5 pmSunday, Nov. 2nd, 11-3 pm
The Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle


ATNW Members
A list of our current members and their contact information can be found on our website .


Get a copy of our Member Directory.
Volume III showcases the divergent styles of thirty two of our current handmade tile makers.
For your free copy, download a .pdf  or email us.

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The Handmade Tile Festival is coming up soon– November 1-2

Artisan Tile NW’s yearly tile festival raises public awareness about the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest. One of the highlights of our annual festival is a juried show where members submit an original piece inspired by a theme previously chosen by the group. Themes have ranged from “signage” to “Northwest natives”. Two of the four awards are presented from our generous sponsors Tile Heritage Foundation and Status Ceramics. ATNW sponsors an award and the fourth is everybody’s favorite, the “People’s Choice” award. The theme for 2014 is “Feathered Friends.” Be sure to cast your vote when you come to the festival! Visit our website  for more Tile Festival info.

Winners of last years awards (l to r):
Jaki Reed–Tile Heritage Prize; Terri Goodwin–Status Ceramics Award, and Bob JewettATNW Award

Terri Goodwin creates a tile at Status Ceramics

ATNW member Richard Scott of Status Ceramics  is once again sponsoring an award for our juried show. Along with $100, the award includes five days working in the Status studio to create a working mold from an original image and then execute and glaze up to 30 pieces using Status’ pneumatic presses. Last year’s winner, Terri Goodwin, created an original tile based on her winning piece which was inspired by the restoration of the Elwha River. photo above: Terri’s work at Status Ceramics.


Learn tile making techniques at our monthly meetings

At our August meeting Tracy Gosser demonstrated slip casting.


Tents Offer More Room
The annual Mercer Moravian Tile Show in Doylestown Pennsylvania in May of each year is one of the premier tile events in the country. They typically have between 50-60 exhibitors, many with two or more tables. (Tile Heritage Foundation had eight.)  Several hundred visitors over two days come to the show from all over the country.  Where do they put it all? In Tents. Fortunately the grounds around the Moravian Pottery are spacious. Two large circus-like tents accommodated all the exhibitors, allied interests and demonstrators. A small admission fee of $6 is charged. The tents are adequate for foul weather, and according to exhibitors, tend to keep people inside longer when it rains. ATNW might consider such an alternative as we search for larger accommodations in the future. Visit this link  for more about Mercer Moravian Tile works and the festival.

 


Recent Projects from our Members’ Studios

Barbara Clark of Agapanther Tiles : new designs for a kitchen remodel.


      
Gina Holt of Clayworks : “Earth Sky” round mirror



Maggie Roberts of Kennedy Creek Pottery : in process sgrafitto carving of a 4″x4″  “Tufted Puffin” will be ready in time for the Tile Festival.



Allison Moore Peel of Moore Tile Works :
“Here is my new Dungeness Crab tile: 6″ x 5″. It’s for a commissioned backsplash for Marsha and Owen Miller, in the amazing modern home they’ve just built on the rocky coast of Poulsbo. The backsplash will feature this crab, a smaller shore crab, and many other creatures from the Pacific Coast. They have been patiently waiting two years for me to sculpt more sea creatures and figure out how to get them all working together and sized to fit the composition, which contains a triangular shape due to the sink counter being next to a staircase.”


“Here is my new press mold “Honeybee and Flowers” which is drying out today. Finished tiles made from this will be available at the Tile Festival.”


Tom Sauro of Lake Tapps, WA: “The church tiles, titled “The Right Path”, is in Puyallup, WA. It was built by the man who built Meeker Mansion, the building depicted on the tiles to the right.”


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 tile.
We sponsor a yearly show to raise public awareness about the range and diversity of artisan tiles being produced in the Northwest.
We meet monthly in Seattle to share our take on the art, craft and business of making tile. Monthly Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month. Please join us.


Artisan Tile NW
PO Box 84872   Seattle, WA 98124    206-940-5075
info@artisantilenw.org     www.artisantilenw.org


Handmade Tile Festival 2014
Saturday, Nov. 1st, 10-5 pmSunday, Nov. 2nd, 11-3 pm
The Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle


ATNW Members
A list of our current members and their contact information can be found on our website .


Get a copy of our Member Directory.
Volume III showcases the divergent styles of thirty two of our current handmade tile makers.
For your free copy, download a .pdf  or email us.

Copyright © 2014 Artisan Tile Northwest, All rights reserved.
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PO Box 84872

Seattle, WA 98124

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Paul Lewing Workshop at Silver City

Plewing

 

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In this workshop students will explore methods of applying and firing china paint on pottery and ceramic tile. Participants will use all kinds of brushes, and will also stamp, print, spray, and stencil china paints.  Students will investigate resist and wipeout techniques, traditional shading and ground-laying methods, and nontraditional materials such as structure pastes, raised enamels, and chipping powder.  Each student will decorate tiles or pottery (handmade or commercial) with their own designs.  Work will be fired each night, and students will leave with finished pieces.
THURSDAY, JULY 31           9:00 am – 5:00 pm        New Directions in China Painting           (DAY 2 of 3)            Paul Lewing
Silver City CLAY Festival 2012 | PO Box 2383, Silver City, New Mexico, 88062 | 575-538-5560 | Info@ClayFestival.com

Gearing up for 2014 Tile Festival

Tile Prospectus Form and Press Release Available

View additional information at the 2014 Tile Festival  TAB and Drop Down Tab Online payment is available   ATNW 2014 Tile Fest Prospectus  PDF form Note:  Show application deadline needs to be postmarked by Sept. 5th. Fee increases by $25 after that date. Juried show entry needs to be emailed by October 8th.     Press release 2014(1)  PDF form