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Shards 'n Snippets Summer 2018

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An on-going INVITATION to the GLOBAL TILE INDUSTRY
to Join in a Celebration of our Tile Community by leaving
a HAND-PRINT for posterity!
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO - a progress report and INVITATION!

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Partner in this FUN & INSPIRING OPPORTUNITY! Details:
or . . . Email for planning assistance: foundation@tileheritage.org

View the promotional
VIDEO with some of the Hand Print workshops to date . .

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Shards 'n Snippets Spring 2018

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NEW BOOK! by Maestra Mosaicista, Laurel True
Part field guide, toolkit, how-to manual and travel journal.
For educators, artists, community builders and armchair travelers.

Project Journals will answer these questions:
How are projects set up and organized?
How does the design process work?
Where do I find the right materials?
How can I work around unforeseen challenges?
What is the best technical approach for my project?
The book is available on AMAZON!
MORE INFO..


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PLANNING on ATTENDING
COVERINGS’18
in Atlanta in May 8-11th 2018?

You can REGISTER NOW… and grab your opportunity to PRE-REGISTER
to participate in the GLOBAL MONUMENTAL HAND-PRINT MURAL PROJECT!
This is a DONOR wall for POSTERITY to be installed at (TCNA)
Tile Council of North America, Anderson, SC.


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Shards'n Snippets Winter 2018

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PLANNING on ATTENDING COVERINGS’18
in Atlanta in May 8-11th 2018?

You can
REGISTER NOW… and grab your opportunity to PRE-REGISTER to participate in the GLOBAL MONUMENTAL HAND-PRINT MURAL PROJECT!

This is a DONOR wall for POSTERITY to be installed at (TCNA)
Tile Council of North America, Anderson, SC.

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Participate in the GLOBAL MONUMENTAL HAND-PRINT MURAL!
AN INSPIRING OPPORTUNITY - HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO PUT YOUR HAND IN CLAY!
An open invitation from the Tile Heritage Foundation for EVERYONE in the TILE INDUSTRY to leave your imprint on tile for the Donor Wall for Posterity at COVERINGS™ 2018, Atlanta, GA - May 8-11, 2018. Participate in the GLOBAL MONUMENTAL HAND-PRINT MURAL!
. . . Click on the image below for details . . . or scroll for more links . ..

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You can pre-register in advance HERE. Participation registration for the COVERINGS WORKSHOP is currently available through Tile Heritage and will also be available during the workshop at Coverings™in Atlanta, May 8-11 2018.

Donor Wall Participation: $25 (tax deductible). Sign-up today!

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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!

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Shards 'n Snippets Winter 2017

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COME TO THE PARTY in Doylestown, PA on MAY 19th!

30 Years of embracing, archiving and protecting American Tile History!

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CELEBRATE! 

TILE HERITAGE FOUNDATION 30th Anniversary GALA EVENT
Venue EXTENDED to accommodate150 people!
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 
May 19th 2017 

SAVE THE DATE 
MAKE A RESERVATION !

PURCHASE YOUR REGISTRATION TODAY!
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Click here for Event Description and Release of Liability form

. . or e-mail Tile Heritage:
foundation@tileheritage.org

Would you LOVE to SPONSOR this event?
SPONSOR OPTIONS

Note: Gala Event is one day prior to Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Tile Festival May 20th & 21st.


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CHECK OUT AN ARTIST!
MARLO BARTELS.. a Maestro of ceramic sculpture from Laguna Beach,CA . . .
. . . this sculpture, located in Brea, California
(photo by Joey Sammut)

Marlo has been producing and installing permanent ceramic and stone sculpture, mosaics, pictorial murals and functional art for cities, institutions and personal clients since 1977. He works with ceramic tile, terrazzo & stone; shaping, forming and glazing the clay elements by hand. See more about Marlo . . .
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Shards 'n Snippets Fall 2016

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. . . . a lovely mural installed in Ibby's Restaurant in Mid-State Mall, East Brunswick, New Jersey by Abby Hoffman of Sacred Tile, North Brunswick, NJ.
From concept to finished mural: Design, Layout, Carving...wait patiently for drying...firing, glazing, firing, installation, border tile, grouting, aah, it's finished. Next it's fixed to panels, transported, installed and grouted. Come see the mural and enjoy some great food at Ibby's Restaurant in Mid-State Mall, East Brunswick, New Jersey.
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Design & Installation details are available at Abby's website . . . or click on the images…

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Yes! you can FAUX us some of the time!
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Shared forward from Cfile
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Adriana Varejão isn’t afraid of a little blood. In fact, much of her work uses the austerity of blue and white tile combined with suggestions of gore and violence to confront uncomfortable, tragic historical topics such as slavery and colonialism. Varejão isn’t content to let these things stay buried. She’s honest, recognizing that the grotesque, shameful violence from the past is running under the hood of our modern lives. You don’t get to appreciate her blue and white tile without acknowledging where it came from; that’s the cost of admission.

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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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Shards 'n Snippets Fall 2015

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In San Francisco!
Honoring Millard Sheets: Master of Art & Design . . .

FREE LECTURES & TOURS 
on Thursday January 14th 2016

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED
(Full Registration is still OPEN!)

(& free parking available at SRMC)

"CREATIVE COLLABORATION"

Honoring Millard Sheets: Master of Art & Design
January 14—prior to Stonework Symposium 2016 in San Francisco, CA


FULL PROGRAM DETAILS

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Free to Stone Foundation members, Gualala Arts members,
Tile Heritage Foundation members and invited guests.
(however your
MUST REGISTER to attend!)

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Shards 'n Snippets Summer 2015

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August 2015… a foray for some R&R
to
Penland School of Crafts a wonderful experience!
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Shards 'n Snippets Spring 2015

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Silver City Clay Festival - PLAN to be there! details…

Silver City 2015
Taking place every summer in Silver City, New Mexico, the CLAY Festival
gathers together artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth,
adventurers, and life-long learners to explore clay in its many forms as well
as its impact on our history, present, and future.Silver City, New Mexico.


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Shards 'n Snippets Winter 2015

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The BOOK …. and Exhibition Catalog ….
Available now!
275 pages of pictures and story - $48. plus tax and shipping.
Email:Kirby Brown for purchase details.

CAL FAIENCE

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Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience
FEBRUARY 22 – MAY 17, 2015
Crocker Art Museum Sacramento CA
More exhibition details
. . .During the first half of the 20th century, the period we refer to as the ‘Golden Era’ in tile making on the West Coast, few companies excelled in the craft of pottery and tile making as did California Faience. The simplicity of the form coupled with the quality of the glaze came to represent the quintessence of Arts and Crafts ideals. Historian Kirby Brown tells this remarkable story from a grandson’s perspective, with his heart in every illustrative detail.
Joseph Taylor, Tile Heritage Foundation.


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Shards 'n Snippets Autumn 2014

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First day of Winter . . . .

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Shards 'n Snippets Summer 2014

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Fragments of History That Fit in a Pocket
Collectors Find Historical Value in Broken Glass
EVE M. KAHN JULY 31, 2014 New York Times link or click image . . .
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... provided by Michael Padwee
Historic U.S. Tile Installations Website


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THF Tile Industry Sponsors Gallery Links
THF Supporters and Members

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A wonderful exhibition on Gustavino Tiles in New York - thru September 7th 2014!

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COMING UP IN MARCH! TILE GEEKS REJOICE . . . JOIN IN! March 29th 2014
Joe Taylor of Tile Heritage will join Nawal Motawi of Motawi Tileworks, Ann Arbor, MI for a tile tour of notable historic tile installations as well as an overview, public discussion, of historic and contemporary tiles.
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Shards 'n Snippets Fall 2013


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YES! Tile Heritage is FUNDRAISING to KEEP the Archival Legacy MORE ALIVE & in the PUBLIC EYE for posterity! Your contribution is valued and essential for a SPANKING NEW web-accessed archives and digital collections index which is under construction!
Please . . .
DONATE
today . . .Thank you!
Contributions to Tile Heritage Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.)

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JUMP IN! Make a DONATION for the THF Archives
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Go to the
“WISH LIST”
or click here for a MAIL-IN print version "Wish List" for Donors

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Shards 'n Snippets Spring 2013



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William T. Cartwright dies at 92; rescued Watts Towers
An Emmy-winning film editor and producer, William T. Cartwright helped save the Watts Towers from demolition. . . . Also see “I Build A Tower” in THF Special Features

By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2013, 9:14 p.m.


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Shards 'n Snippets Winter 2013

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And what a great way to celebrate our 25th year along with the support of so many of you . . .  

Thank you!
 
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013,
Datebook: San Francisco Chronicle
(circulation just under 340,000)
"Foundation Built From Decorative Tile"
by Laura Thomas, a freelance writer,
with photography by Alvin Jornada.






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Shards 'n Snippets Summer 2012

First Fire . . . drying out the Earth Oven . . . . .
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Shards 'n Snippets Winter 2012


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RENEW your THF MEMBERSHIP today . . . or JOIN for the first time

Announcing something NEW & EXCITING . . . ARTISAN TILES FOR SALE AT THF!




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Shards 'n Snippets Fall 2011

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