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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!


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.

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


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.


   The Tile Heritage Foundation, founded in 1987 as a nonprofit charitable organization, is dedicated to promoting an awareness and appreciation of ceramic surfaces in the United States. They have an extensive website with information about American tile makers both historic and contemporary. They have been a longtime supporter of ATNW and exhibitor at our annual show for many years. Thank you Joe, Sheila and Brechelle!
www.tileheritage.org

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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.

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July Newsletter

Our latest tile news and member summer shows.
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The Handmade Tile Festivalis coming up November 1-2.
Tile makers are creating the letters to spell “Handmade” for this year’s poster:


Member Shows

Linda Thorson:
Wedgwood Art Festival   Seattle July 12-13
Bellevue Festival of the Arts  July 25-27

Barb Clark and Maria Root:
C row Valley Potter’s Fest  Orcas Is. starts July 18

Gina Holt
Stanwood Camano Arts by the Bay   July 12-13

Beth Anderson
Fresh Paint  

Festival of Artists at Work
Port of Everett Marina
August 15-16

Michael Laboon
Featured artist in July at
Good Earth Pottery
Fairhaven, Bellingham

Paula Gill
Bainbridge Working Studios Summer Show
Bainbridge Is. August 8-10

Janet Gadallah
Bellevue Festival of the Arts   booth#180
July 25-27 Bellevue, WA


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 pm
Sunday, 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.

Studio Visit with Paula Gill, Bremerton Tilemaker, Printmaker, Artist

by Iskra Johnson
Once a month I meet with a very special group of creative entrepreneurs to critique art in progress, celebrate completed projects and share spectacular food. Over the 14 years we have been meeting two of our members have moved out of Seattle to the Kitsap Peninsula, and so twice a year we caravan on a ferry to meet at their studios.
Last month we met in Bremerton, at the tile studio of Paula Gill. Paula works surrounded by a rambling country garden exploding with vegetables and bouquets. Everywhere you look there is something to make you smile. It was a beautiful day in an environment designed to nourish the spirit. Read more at IskraFineArt.com .


New Mural in Lake City by Paul Lewing


To see more of Paul’s tile murals visit his website. 

Silver City Clay Festival
Paul Lewing will be teaching a china painting workshop at the Silver City Clay Festival in Silver City, New Mexico, July 30-August 1: there are still spots available! Kathryn Allen , who used to live in the Seattle area, will be teaching a workshop on Architectural Ceramics. (She lived and worked with Peter King for years and many of the pieces in his book, Architectural Ceramics for the Studio Potter , were actually designed and made by Kathy.) Other hands-on workshops at the festival include Raku: A Deconstructive Approach and Maria Ortiz Pottery. Other events include a lecture series, Clayfest Market, and Clay Art Exhibitions throughout the Silver City, NM. In our last newsletter we announced that Mary Lynn Buss had her piece “The Last Elephant.” accepted into the juried show at this festival. Details at ClayFestival.com.


Member Spotlight
Richard Scott of Status Ceramics


Status Ceramics has introduced a new line of tiles called the “Vitrine” Collection. This unique process is inspired by the rose patterns of old Gothic architectural windows. Zsuzsa Bansaghi designed the patterns and named them after European cities. Making these new tiles involves the skill of several artisans. To make this stained glass design come to life, the first step is to create the delicate design, then make a mold. The artisan applies a liquid glass into the pattern before the tile is fired to 1800 degrees. This process is similar to processes of Medieval days, just refined. There are 9 patterns that come in color ways of Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn; all four come in Light and Dusk per season. See more of the Vitrine Collection at Status Ceramics .

 
 

June Newsletter

Our latest tile news and member summer shows.
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The Handmade Tile Festival is coming up! (November 1-2) Tile makers are creating the letters to spell “Handmade” for this year’s poster. Clayworks by Gina Holt sent us a peek of her letters:


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
info@artisantilenw.org
www.artisantilenw.org


Handmade Tile Festival 2014
SaturdayNov. 1st, 10-5 pm
Sunday, 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.


Member Shows
Linda Thorson:
Sorticulture, Everett June 6-8
Edmonds Art Festival June 13-15
Wedgwood Art Festival  Seattle July 12-13
Bellevue Festival of the Arts July 25-27

Barb Clark and Maria Root:
Crow Valley Potter’s FestOrcas Island  starts July 18

Gina Holt
Schack Center Artists Garage Sale June 7
Stanwood Camano Arts by the Bay July 12-13

Carol Rose Dean
Sorticulture Everett June 6-8

Tile Installation on Rails to Trails in Arlington, WA

Tile mosaics of American Robins, Northern Flickers, Cedar Waxwings, Crows and a Barn Owl are now permanently installed along several miles of the Centennial Trail, a “Rails to Trails” route that runs for 30 miles from Snohomish to the Skagit County line. Renee O’Connor of Willapa Bay Tile & Design of Ocean Park, WA finished the installation a few weeks ago. Each mosaic panel is 36″W x 18″H. See more photos on our website.


Barn Owl, mosaic tile by Willapa Bay Tile & Design


Tiles in Philadelphia

On a recent trip to Pennsylvania to attend the Doylestown Tile Festival, Larry Faucher had the chance to take in the Philadelphia Art Museum. While awed by their extensive collection from ancient to modern, the inveterate tile collector was pleasantly surprised to see many tiles on display. The tiles were treated as a true art form, equal in skill, creativity and inspiration as any other medium. Though not as plentiful as other types of art, the tiles were nicely placed in context with other art of the period. To see more of his photos, visit our website.


Ceramic tile Persian c. late 16th century


Member Spotlight

Gina Holt of Clayworks by Gina Holt


“I am carving a window piece out of red art terracotta paper clay, inspired by a metal grate. I prefer to use paper clay for its added strength when building these delicate pieces.”


Mary Lynn Buss was accepted into the juried Silver City Clay Festival in New Mexico with her piece “The Last Elephant.”
To learn more about Mary Lynn Buss, see our website.

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     Hello! and welcome to our inaugural e-newsletter. We plan this to be a regular feature from our group with news about our members, our annual Handmade Tile Festival, tile making and installation tips, and reports of “tile sightings” in public and private spaces in the NW. Please send us your feedback on what you’d like to see us cover.
Thank you for your encouragement and support of local handmade tiles.
-Paula Gill, editor


   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
253-274-0655
info@artisantilenw.org
www.artisantilenw.org


Handmade Tile Festival 2014
November 1 & 2
Saturday and Sunday
Saturday, Nov. 1st, 10-5 pm
Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 11-3 pm
Location: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, oremail us.

Tile Treasures Discovered in Seattle

A breath-taking treasure-trove of historically important ceramic tiles in a Seattle residence is described in an article at the Tile Heritage Foundation website E-News. The Georgian Revival style single-family dwelling is located in the Mount Baker neighborhood overlooking Lake Washington. Although the home is not open to the public, the article has many photos and descriptions of this amazing find.


Member Spotlight
Claudia Riedener
, of Ixia Tile Tacoma and our president from 2012-2013, has done some stunning public art tile installations in her home town of Tacoma, WA.
Ixia Tile Tacoma focuses on handmade architectural ceramic installations for public art, private and commercial commissions. The creative process includes carving, sculpting, molding, extruding and hand building from slabs. Clays and glazes made in Tacoma are used exclusively. Public art installations in Tacoma include Hops Arbor at Point Ruston Waterwalk, Mc Carver Park, South Tacoma Public Library, Multi-Care TreeHouse, Masa Restaurant, Bellarmine School, and Beacon Hill Food Forest in Seattle.


Hops Arbor at Point Ruston Waterwalk by Ixia Tile Tacoma


How to Lay Tile Over Concrete
Here’s link to 6 step instructions
for transforming your patio with tile!

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