The Handmade Tile Festival November 1-2

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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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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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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.