Mosaic

E-News for Fall 2011

Peter & Zenia hands
Here's What's Below
Something New at THF!
Here's Who We Are
Presidential Inquiry
Hartford House
Ehling's Mastery of Mosaic
Cal Art Re-Creation
L'esperance Tile Works
China Painters Sought
"Shenandoah Life"
Lincoln Park Bench
Whidbey Workshop

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Education/Clay in the Classroom

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...Providing tile industry training tools* as well as classroom educational resources at all levels for a broader understanding of the role of tile making as a ceramic medium and as an important American industry from the 1880’s through the present time.


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Telltale Tiles Exhibition Catalog

Inspiration for the Exhibition
“Tell-Tale Tiles & Fractured Fantasies” was inspired by the rich history of tile and mosaic art in the Philadelphia area over the past 100 years. The online catalog is available for review and can be printed.
Description of the Exhibition
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Spirits and Folklore of Ghana


AWARDED "Best Mural" in International category for Precita Eyes Mural Center Awards, San Francisco, CA Title: "Spirits and Folklore of Ghana"
A community project in partnership with Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. Facilitated by: Laurel True with Lillian Sizemore, and Anna Webb with participation by community members of Nungua, Ghana Completed: July 2004
Sited at: Aba House Cultural Center, Nungua, Ghana, West Africa Dimensions: 22 feet wide x 6.5 feet high (143 sq. feet) Materials: Ceramic tile, mirror, pebbles, seashells, glass, and mixed media. READ MORE ....

I Build the Tower

Here is something new! A feature-length documentary about the life and work of Simon (Sam) Rodia and the Watts Towers of South Central Los Angeles has recently become available on DVD produced by filmmaker Ed Landler and Brad Byer, Rodiaís great-nephew.

A jewel of a film, I Build the Tower, is magnificent to watch! This is the true story of Sam Rodia, the Italian immigrant who built the world-famous Watts Towers on a small residential lot in South Central Los Angeles over roughly 30 years beginning in the 1920s. READ MORE ....