Shards 'n Snippets Spring -Summer 2017

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Northern California Fires . . .Tile Heritage Foundation Library, Archives and Collections are SAFE! It has been a harrowing 10+ days. Most mandatory and advisory evacuations have been lifted. We feel very fortunate that the winds have stayed calm since around October 9th – allowing the ‘First Responders’ on the ground and in the air to have a broader opportunity to manage all the wildfires. It is emotionally and physically draining to be vigilant for long periods of time.


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We are also HAPPY to announce that since 5pm yesterday, Thursday 19th, our whole area received some much appreciated rain… it was light but steady for a few hours last evening, dampening down the very dry landscape of the northern counties – this added a huge assist to managing the still burning fires in our area. We are very grateful to everyone working to keep us safe. The fires are not yet extinguished but the % under control has grown significantly.

Winds are still light - an additional blessing … we will sleep more soundly this weekend here in the north counties… we also know that it is increasingly dry and windy in Southern California – a high alert remains in place in the south.

Thank you for all of your connection and support … these have been very wild times this past 10 days.

Sheila & Joe

CLICK here for more information about the fires or click on the image above.



A FREE download of the entire 2017 TILE INITIATIVE SECTION is available online!



A FREE download of the entire 2017 TILE INITIATIVE SECTION is available online!

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Link to order the TCNA 2017 Handbook

Link to FREE download of the entire Tile Initiative Section of the 2017 TCNA Handbook

Link to Tile Heritage Story only


A LOOK BACK AT TILE HERITAGE PUBLISHED STORIES IN PRINT

"Ship Tiles Sail Through Time" - by the late Thomas S. Wyman
from Tile Heritage, A Review American Tile History Vol. 5 No. 2 1998
Click link above or on image for full text of article

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All of the Foundation’s Sponsors and Members nationally are truly a part of the Tile Heritage celebration - 30 Years of Team Work in the PRESERVATION of the valuable stories and records relating to American Tile History -- a unique and amazing archive honoring ceramic surfaces in the United States, past and present. Everyone’s support continues to assist in sustaining this endeavor!

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Meet Tile Heritage Sponsors!


Ceramic Artist,
John Beasley of Medicine Bluff Studio gifted Tile Heritage
with this beautiful 30th Anniversary plaque.

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Tile Heritage Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala and Silent Auction at the Mercer Museum & the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Tile Festival Weekend!

A SHOUT OUT & THANK YOU! . . . to all who were able to attend the Tile Heritage Foundation 30th Anniversary Gala on Friday, May 19th in Doylestown, PA. It was a delightful party co-hosted by Tile Heritage Foundation, Bucks County Historical Society and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works.

We are most appreciative of the SUPPORT for this event that we received from
Merola Tile/Somer Tile, Peter Mullins Stone Zone, Joseph Lundgren Consulting, Heritage Tile, Clay Squared to Infinity, Pat & Jim Evanko, Bantam Tileworks, Rolanda Port, and an 'Anonymous Patron.'

We are equally appreciative of the assistance of the THF 30th Gala committee: Katia McGuirk, Eric Boynton, Vance Koehler, Laura Robinson and Irene de Watteville. Working together, we created a memorable weekend!

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The Foundation used the Gala as a platform to present the Tile Heritage Award. Beginning in 1993 the board of directors of Tile Heritage wished to acknowledge those individuals who embodied the Tile Heritage mission in some exemplary way: promoting an awareness and appreciation of ceramic surfaces in the United States. The award is always a tile designed by a tile maker whose spirit and aesthetic related significantly to the award recipient.

The fourteenth Tile Heritage Award was presented to Cleota Reed, the author of the book, Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. Mandy Baker of Whispering Hill Studio, who was Head Ceramist at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works when Cleota was engaged in the research for her book, produced the Award Tile.

Cleota’s scholarship and her devotion to tiles as a decorative medium has served as an inspiration to hundreds of others who have come to Doylestown and become transfixed by Mercer himself, the legend, and his uniquely fabulous designs and installations. These tiles continue to inspire generations of tile makers throughout the United States and beyond, those who work the earth with their hands and create beautiful things to enrich the lives of others.

A remarkable fundraising weekend resulted for Tile Heritage due especially to the artisans who generously donated tiles, platters and *planters for the silent auctions and festival sale. Artisans’ contributions represent strong advocacy for Tile Heritage, and their generosity is what made the
anniversary weekend a great success.
Contributors names.

*The cement planter boxes were donated to the participating mosaic artists
by
Campania International of Pennsburg, PA

Some Gala Auction Items

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Some Planter Auction Items.
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We also thank our Gala and Festival audiences for their spirited participation, bidding in the auctions and buying tiles! About 80 people attended the 30th Anniversary Gala at the Mercer Museum and over 700 people attended the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Tile Festival over the two-day weekend.


Josh Blanc of Clay Squared to Infinity, Minneapolis, MN designed, produced and donated
the THF 30th Anniversary tile using his iconic
"Cosmic Clouds" glaze technique
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TILE TOURS IN THE DOYLESTOWN AND PHILADELPHIA AREA

http://www.tileheritage.org/pdfs/Architectural-Ceramics%20-in-Phila-revised-04-2017.pdf

http://www.tileheritage.org/pdfs/Doylestown-Tile-Tour-May-2017.pdf

http://www.tileheritage.org/pdfs/Trenton-Driving-Tour.pd All of the Foundation’s Sponsors and Members nationally are truly a part of the Tile Heritage celebration - 30 Years of Team Work in the PRESERVATION of the valuable stories and records relating to American Tile History -- a unique and amazing archive honoring ceramic surfaces in the United States, past and present. Everyone’s support continues to assisted in sustaining this endeavor!

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Meet Tile Heritage Sponsors!


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