Gift from the (HE)ART
25/07/14 21:07 Filed in: Gift from the (HE)ART
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This beautiful, limited edition, 4-inch HEART tile was designed, hand-made, glazed and fired at the Point Arena Tileworks studio of ceramist and tile maker, Matt Matijczyk of Point Arena, California.
Matt, a Tile Heritage member, is dedicated to the mission of the Tile Heritage Foundation: to preserve and protect ceramic tile traditions in America. He has generously gifted these tiles as an incentive for others to “JOIN IN” and renew or become first time members of the Tile Heritage Foundation!
The tiles are a limited edition - Join THF today and receive a tile! *Joining Tile Heritage at $100 and above provides you with an image of your choice in the THF Member Gallery with an active link to your website and social media!
ART is the HE(ART) of Tile Heritage !
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As a member of Tile Heritage you become an advocate for the identification and preservation of significant installations throughout the United States. You become a part of an international network of tile enthusiasts dedicated to preserving tiles, tile-related information and installations around the globe!
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*The Doty Research Grant -Your contribution funds research!
The Doty Research Grant was established in 1992 to stimulate research in the field of ceramic tile history and conservation. Grants range from $500 to $5000 for any qualified individual who wishes to engage in primary research or in a preservation endeavor for the enhancement and protection of ceramic surfaces in the United States. Thus far more than $28,000 has been granted.These grants are funded entirely by donations from individuals and businesses, members of the Tile Heritage community who specifically contribute funds for this purpose in addition to their annual membership dues. Grant guidelines/applications are available at the Tile Heritage website. Your generosity makes this grant possible!
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