December Newsletter

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Thank you
to all who made this year’s Handmade Tile Festival a success and those of you who came to enjoy the show for your support of Northwest handmade tilemakers.


Our juried tile event is a highlight of the show.

The winners are, clockwise from upper left:
Susan Cohen Thompson “Iridescent Bird Nourished by the Full Moon”  ATNW prize $100
Juror Dee Carson, Executive Director of Northwest Art Alliance. This prize goes to the artist whose tile displays excellent ceramic skills and an innovative approach to the theme

Karen Morrice “Sky Chat”  Tile Heritage Foundation Prize $100 + 1 year membership
Juror Ron Endlich, Antique tile collector. This prize goes to the artist whose tile best represents the ceramic traditions of North America in keeping with the “Feathered Friends” theme.

Gina Holt “Year Round Companions” People’s Choice Award

Kimmi Kerns “Archaeopteryx”  Status Ceramics Prize $100 plus studio time to create a tile
Juror Ginny Conrow, 
Artist/Owner of Conrow Porcelain StudioThis prize goes to the artist whose tile displays the most imaginative design and use of color in keeping with the “Feathered Friends” theme.


A partial view of the “Feathered Friends” theme juried show.



Congratulations to Nancy Goodno, winner of the Tile Mosaic Mirror raffle



Our 2014 Commemorative tile by Bob and Iris Jewett, Wilburton Tile, Bellevue


Here are a few of the tile exhibitors at this year’s show:

Clockwise from upper left:
Ed Mighell, Redoubt Press, Anchorage, Alaska–Ed carries the distinction of the exhibitor who travelled the farthest.
And the other three are our newest members:
Cynthia Jones, Cinzia Designs, Snohomish
Tom Sauro, Sauro’s Landscaping, Lake Tapps
Irene Otis, Irene’s Tiles, Vashon Island


Allison Moore Peel, Moore Tile Works, Seattle
Janet Gaddallah–Tile Festival committee–JLG Pottery, Sammamish


Beth Anderson, Mindzeye Fused Glass, Bothell


Terri Goodwin–Tile Festival committee, Bright River Studio, Seattle
Barbara Clark–President of ATNW– Agapanther Tiles, Seattle
Linda Thorson, Linda Thorson Designs, Seattle.
Gail Glosser–Tile Festival committee – Cavalero Clay Creations, Everett
Tracy Gosser, Old World Elements, Seattle


Larry Faucher, Tile Collector, Seattle
Maria Root, Primtiva Pottery and Tile and, Seattle


Steve Moon of Tile Restoration Center setting up in the courtyard


Here is sampling of the tile inspired garden art displayed outdoors this year in the courtyard at Center for Urban Horticulture


We have a special thanks to the Tile Festival committee, Terri Goodwin, Janet Gadallah, and Gail Glosser, for their very skillful organization and HUGE amount of effort; to the ATNW board and Committee members for chipping in so generously with their time and expertise: Iris Jewett, Maria Root, Paula Gill, Larry Faucher, Karen Morrice, Deb Foise, Tracy Gosser, and Beth Anderson.

The poster was a winner! Thanks to Terri Goodwin for the idea and execution and the members who made the tile letters: Allison Moore, Maria Root, Gail Glosser, Gina Holt, Terri Goodwin, Kimmi Kerns, Renee O’Connor and Barbara Clark.

Thanks to Clare Dohna for setting up the juried show, Maggie Roberts for making the awards, Glenda Reich, Kimmi Kerns, Jaki Reed, Richard Scott and family members (David, Ed, Erin, Jeanine) for helping out as volunteers for the show.

Thank you new member Noel Leone for taking photos and Carol Rose Dean for her willingness to lend a hand with the handcart.

Thanks to our members for making tiles for the mirror and magnets for the show.

AND thanks to Janet and Gail for getting the mirror tiles glazed and put together for the raffle.

See you next year for our 10th Handmade Tile Festival!

Author: artisantilenw

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.