Shards 'n Snippets Spring-Summer 2019
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Silver City CLAY Festival's Founder & Director, Lee Gruber is to be honored at this year's New Mexico Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts: Friday, September 20, 2019.
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You've found your favorite, fabulous tile! Now what? Who is going to INSTALL your tile?
FIND a CERTIFIED INSTALLER!
All Summer Appeal contributors names were in a drawing this week - the winner is EMILY W. of Missouri. She will receive a copy of California Faience, Ceramics for Cottages and Castles!
FINAL Week August 14-21st -Thanks to all who have contributed (over $2350 to date - which will be matched! ) for the summer appeal "Tuesday July 23rd thru Wednesday August 21st" - It's a great opportunity to assist in matching $5000 in GRANT FUNDS for Tile Heritage - principally for the Archiving Project and focusing this summer on the Restoration and Conservation of Valuable Historic Books recently donated to the Tile Heritage Library!
(THF student intern Emery Joy managing the newly received book and periodical collection.)
THE STORY !
The Foundation recently received a collection of more than 50 historic California Faience tiles, historic and contemporary books on art pottery and tiles (approx 200) as well as many periodicals. They came to Tile Heritage from the estate of the late Dr. Kirby W. Brown, author, historian, researcher and grandson of one of the founders of California Faience.
California Faience, producer of art pottery and ornamental tiles, was located in Berkeley, California 1913-1959. Kirby’s grandfather, William Victor Bragdon, was one of the two founders of the company.
In 2015 in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name - the culmination of many years of collecting and research - Dr. Brown published a history: California Faience, Ceramics for Cottages and Castles.
Dr. Brown’s mother, Elizabeth “Bettie” Bragdon Brown had the foresight to preserve the records, photography, memorabilia and many books from the California Faience company. These records created the substance for Kirby’s research, and he preserved it all.
Our sincere thanks to all who contribute to and support the ongoing work of the Tile
Heritage Foundation. All contributors will be acknowledged on the THF Supporters web page.
Instead of Money, This Portuguese ‘Bankʼ Safeguards 27,000 Handpainted Tiles
This collection of azulejos in Porto isnʼt just for conservation and display—itʼs also open for withdrawals.
By Keith Barry May 28th 2019 (Atlas Obscura)
People walk in front of the azulejo tiles on the exterior of Capela Das Almas in Porto.
Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images
Here's a UNIQUE opportunity... 30th ANNUAL TRADITIONAL NIGERIAN POTTERY and UDU DRUM WORKSHOP with Instructors: Abbas M. Ahuwan and Frank Giorgini. This year's program will be very special in that Prof. Abbas M. Ahuwan will be returning to the USA from Nigeria to lead the workshop along with Frank.
The Society of American Mosaic Artists Annual Conference!
2019 American Mosaic Summit – Nashville, Tennessee, April 23 – 28, 2019
Tile Heritage is honored to have Global Hand Prints SPONSORED during this event by . .
The Society of American Mosaic Artists, Standard Clay, Clay Lady Campus,Nichols Tile & Terrazzo, Katia Tile, SWH Art Studio Inc. ... and all of the willing VOLUNTEERS!
Thank you all!
We continue to encourage Mural Sponsorship & Individual Company on-site
Hand Print Workshops . . visit the web link for all details.
NATIONAL TILE DAY - FEBRUARY 23rd 2019!
EMBRACE MANY WONDERFUL TILE RESOURCES! click the image…
National Tile Day recognizes a timeless element of architecture and design. Around the world, tile plays a variety of roles, revealing its durability and flexibility over thousands of years. From the modest to the sublime, tile proves to be one of the most practical building materials.
Join in celebrating #NationalTileDay & be INSPIRED
The GLOBAL MONUMENTAL HAND PRINT MURAL
PROJECT is ONGOING in 2019 . . .
Please Participate, you are part of the Tile Community!
Manufacturers, Makers, Distributors, Dealers, Designers, Installers,
Installation Products Suppliers and Consumers.
Tile Heritage is available to assist in planning in-house workshops for companies & organizations and there are easy ways for small studios & individuals to participate as well. DETAILS or email if you are a distributor or installers and want participation details: email@example.com
NEW & IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
If you are NOT able to plan a company Hand Print Workshop
there is another way to participate . . .
We would LOVE to see your COMPANY NAME on the mural!
ALTERNATIVE PARTICIPATION . . . details below… or go to this LINK :
SPONSORING A Donor Hand Print Tile in the NAME
of YOUR COMPANY is now available!
Tile Heritage Foundation has collaborated with a number of tile artists* across the country willing to produce, fire and ship a custom Hand Print tile for your ‘company’, to TCNA for inclusion in the mural.
Significant dates and a company logo can be added if a logo stamp is provided by you to the producing artist. Male, female (or both) hand prints will be impressed in the tile that bears your company name - and importantly, your company will be permanently recognized on a donor plaque at TCNA as well as on the Hand Print Mural! The Hand Prints Mural will be installed at TCNA Headquarters in Anderson, SC.
Register online now or Register & Contribute at Coverings ‘19 in Orlando – Booth # 3219 (the TCNA Pavilion) to have a Hand Print for your company produced for you.
The Alternative Participation Fee is $250. This covers the studio design, production, firing and shipping of your tile to TCNA and also provides a contribution to Tile Heritage Foundation in support of the organization’s ongoing tile industry history archiving project.
*THANK YOU! Participating Tile Artists for making this possible!
Katia McGuirk Studio, House-On-The- Hill Studio, Think Good Tiles Studio &
Janet Ontko Clay Forms Studio
The Global Monumental Hand Print Mural - EVERYONE is welcome to participate!‘Click’For a list of GMHPM SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS to date!
Tile Heritage embraces its Industry Sponsors! See www.tileheritage.org/page6/page6.html
Want to know more about Tile Heritage? Quick link …CHECK HERE!
Useful Industry-wide Services to connect to … or a quick PDF link
NOT A MEMBER of THF? JOIN IN!