Shards 'n Snippets Spring 2016

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Keep TILE PRESERVATION in situ to the fore!

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Susan Tunick of Friends of Terra Cotta and Michael Padwee are asking individuals and organizations who are interested in the preservation of historic architectural ceramics to send a postcard or a letter to the commissioner imploring him to designate Landmark Status to the Empire State Dairy, 2840-44 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.
Write to:
Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan
NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street. 9th Floor N
New York, NY 10007

Michael says, "For seventeen years I have been trying to get the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the large, exterior tile panels on the building in the hope that the murals would be protected. The LPC has been totally unresponsive over the years. These murals are probably the largest still-existing majolica tile panels created by the American Encaustic Tiling Company and its artistic director, Leon Solon. They are over one-hundred years old, and have survived in good condition probably because of their position on the building."

Brownstone recently spoke with Michael Padwee about the history of these tiles, as well as his strong feelings about the East New York rezoning. ...more on the story .... or click the image. (on Michael's site scroll all the way down to the mural images to read more of the story)

… and more new information…. below and at Michael Padwee's blog
Uptown Radio, a Columbia University station ran a four minute story
… and ..News12, a local Brooklyn cable news channel ran a story taped at the building site:



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Calendar/Events/Workshops

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CALENDAR
Calendar 2016



. . . some EXCITING 2016 events. . .




June 17– Entry Submission & Fee Deadline
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THF Parties With A Purpose

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THF PARTIES WITH A PURPOSE 2016

PEBBLE MOSAIC WORKSHOP on the RUSSIAN RIVER

July 8th thru 10th 2016 presented by guest
Maestro Mosaicista Deb Aldo with Tina Amidon, hosted by the
Tile Heritage Foundation, Healdsburg, California.

Cost: $385. (3 days) Class limited to 10 people.





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COMMUNITY

Springtime 2016!
With your generous assistance donations reached $8,888 in 2015 End-of-Year contributions . . . really awesome! We now have a part-time paid hours, additional staff person!

We continue to broaden the request for funding in 2016 to add more staff hours for the all-important, archiving data entry project that will allow public access to the THF Archives Index! A most exciting, long term project that has been ‘under construction’ in a dedicated way for quite a few years.

*A Feather in our Cap! Tile Heritage Archives been accepted as a contributor by the Online Archive of California (OAC) http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ which will provide access to our archives index nationwide and beyond!
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E-News Winter 2016

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Founded in July 1987 Tile Heritage celebrates its 29th anniversary this year. Supporters like YOU... members, major contributors, industry sponsors, generous grantors... everyone... have made possible the continued fulfillment of the Foundation’s mission to Document and Preserve tile history in the U.S., both past and present. THANK YOU!
E-News in Print

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E-News for Winter 2016

Here’s What’s Below

A Tribute to California Faience:
A Triumph for Kirby Brown
What is the Tile Heritage Award
“Inordinate Fondness”: David Wilson
Tile Restoration at Villa Philmonte
Mobley & Company
Support Handmade Tiles
Made in America


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A Tribute to California Faience: A Triumph for Kirby Brown

On behalf of the board of directors of the Tile Heritage Foundation the 2015
Tile Heritage Award was presented to Dr. Kirby William Brown during a special luncheon at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, California last October. Those of us present celebrated Kirby’s historically important achievement: a tome on the California Faience Company accompanied by an exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and currently at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, a thorough retrospective of the work of California Faience through April 3, 2016.

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Shards 'n Snippets Winter 2016

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NEW BOOK AVAILABLE: Ken Forster's Tiles & Styles
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of our newest decorative arts title, Tiles & Styles—Jugendstil & Secession: Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts Design in German and Central European Decorative Tiles, 1895-1935 by Ken Forster.
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