Shards 'n Snippets Fall 2013

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Some of our Cheerleaders! . . .Salutations from THF Supporters & Friends


Artisan Tile North West (ATNW) October 4th 2013 This years Curated Show Theme: North West Natives. Winner of the Tile Heritage Prize: Jaki Reed Juror; Cliff Schultz, Owner, Art Tile Company Inc., Seattle, WA. The Tile Heritage Prize “awarded to the artist in the exhibition whose tile in the juror’s opinion best represents the ceramic tile traditions in America.” Click here for more about this event and the ATNW organization.

Barnes Foundation Great Room - West Wall

Tile Heritage has been introduced to this interesting artist recently. Click on the image to find out about the story behind his Barnes Museum Great Room mural. “I See My Work As The Juncture of Painting, Sculpture and Drawing" Jonathan Mandell..... Find out more about his work.

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Wendy Penta
Minneapolis Tile Festival ( HTA) Sept. 21st 2013 -The Tile Heritage Prize "Awarded to the artist in the exhibition whose tile in the juror's opinion best represents the ceramic tile traditions in America". Juried by Jan Hohn of Hohn and Hohn. Jan chose Wendy Penta's work from Stone Hollow Tile. . . . click ….More about the Festival….


THF Member Stephanie Osser shared this fun, whimsy and music!
Guldagergaard, Denmark
International Ceramic Research Center 2012
In September and October 2012 Stephanie was invited for a second residency at Guldagergaard, the International Ceramic Research Center in the charming town of Skælskør, Denmark. Her focus was on transferring her illustrations to clay with silk-screening and decals… Stephanie makes tiles, creates architectural ceramic pieces, sculpture and more...


THF member Phyllis Pacin has two raku (3-D-llusional) wall works in the “What Goes Bump in the Night” exhibit at the Victor F. Keen Gallery, Las Vegas, NV during the month of October. This is an annual show with a Halloween theme.

Michael Padwee-2, 2002
More tidbits (Tropico Potteries,1903) from Michael Padwee, Tile Historian . . .
Batchelder grill
(Ernest Batchelder in Manhattan)
. . .and “Sometimes Architourist”. . .
Historic U.S. Tile Installations Website

From Peter King & Xinia Marin
REVEAL of the Gulf Breeze Arch….

Gulf Breeze Arch Announcement


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Black Gold: Thar’s Oil In Them Thar Walls
By Lillian Sizemore (
(Article from MOSAIC ART NOW)
In May 2012, when the renowned Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles was slated to close its doors for good, the owners ran a huge liquidation sale—the entire contents of the hotel went up for grabs. The hotel changed hands over the years, originally the Statler—then Statler-Hilton, then Omni, and finally the Wilshire Grand— remained one of the “see and be-seen” hotspots of the midcentury atomic age. READ THE FULL STORY . .

JUMP IN to help FUND the Tile Heritage Archives in REACHING the next level.
CREATING an online DIGITAL INDEX of information on file DESIGNED to KEEP the

Your contribution is valued and essential for a THF web-accessed archives and collections index!
THF is focused on an ambitious goal - raising an additional $15,000. by December 31st., 2013
for this purpose -
We also have an additional two year Archiving Fulfillment plan with budgets outlined for 2014 & 2015.
(Details are available in a formal Strategic Plan document. E-mail for details

Tile Heritage is celebrating 26 years of gathering the History of the American Tile Industry -­ PRESERVING IT FOR POSTERITY.To date Sponsor, Member and Grant FUNDING accomplishments include:

• Digitizing and forming a searchable database for the sizable slide and photography collection of over 42,000 images.
• Digitally recorded, accessioned and archived historic tiles that have been donated to Tile Heritage over the past 26 years, representing a collection numbering over 4,000 different American tiles.
• Accessioned and archived the historic tile catalog collection of over 600 items as well as the collection of over 3000 historic and contemporary periodicals.


Now our full focus in on the ephemeral (historic tile industry documents) files that contain roughly 40,000+ items. Work is underway, under the direction of a volunteer professional archivist, THF staff and other volunteers preparing the material for a database and an internet accessed finding­-aid index.
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