Shards'n Snippets Fall 2019


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Your '"LIFE'S WORK" is IN the TILE INDUSTRY - Manufacturers,
Makers, Distributors, Designers, Showrooms,
Contractors, Setters, Suppliers . . .
All essential - VIBRANT & FANTASTIC!
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Our ONLY JOB, our "LIFE'S WORK" is in PRESERVING the STORIES, TILES, INSTALLATION IMAGES & DOCUMENTS
about your "LIFE'S WORK "
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. . other ways to support Tile Heritage . . .

. . . consider . . . if you make purchases via AMAZON go thru AMAZON Smile and make Tile Heritage Foundation the beneficiary.
AMAZON gives back!
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Buy and Sell on eBay in support of
Tile Heritage Foundation!

You can support Tile Heritage when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program.

Tile Heritage Foundation is part of the eBay Giving Works program. You can support the THF mission when you buy and sell on eBay.


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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE UPDATE!
Thank you all for your concern and communications with us! We are located in the HEART of Sonoma County, California. . . an area impacted recently by wildfire. Tile Heritage is SAFE!
. . . we are SAFE . . . and our surrounding community is safe . . .

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Our heartfelt appreciation to the over 5000 First Responders, air and ground support that have worked for over two weeks to bring the fires under control and keep our community safe - at this writing, the wildfire here is 100% contained! November is still a very dry month in Northern California. We remain vigilant regarding the conditions and are doing all we can to continue to safe-keep our home, Tile Heritage and the legacy it represents.
. . Curious about the fire location? … here is a link…

ATNW Tile Festival- Seattle WA . . . last weekend …….
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A bIg THANK YOU ! … to Rick Scott , Nadine Edelstein, Steve Moon and all of our good tile friends and colleagues at ATNW - Seattle who 'covered' for Tile Heritage during the Festival last weekend - we were unable to attend due to our county wide evacuation here in California . Thank you for keeping the Tile Heritage Tile Table actively selling as well as Global Hand Print participation!
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Laura Reutter of Ravenstone Tiles won the Tile Heritage prize this year
during the ATNW Festival Exhibition!
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THANK YOU ORGANIZERS OF Total Solutions Plus 2019 !
Our sincere thanks to CTDA, NTCA, TCNA and TCAA for making it possible for Tile Heritage to be at Total Solutions Plus. Being there with so many of our sponsors, supporters, advocates, friends & colleagues is so valuable to THF. There are many opportunities to interface and network, be of service and connect. The Gaylord Hotel and Conference Center was a very big and interesting venue …. and very easy to get lost in!

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The educational aspects of TSP provided some seriously useful tools to all attendees. The casual and social aspects provided ample opportunity to pre-plan meeting up and interfaces with colleagues as well - which we valued greatly. With Table Top space provided as well during TSP, we could promote the 'Final Call ' for Global Monumental Hand Prints!
CHECK IT OUT HERE!


CTDA, NTCA, TCNA and TCAA assembled the best resources to help better build the tile industry during TSP 2019 - THANK YOU!


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Cleota Reed historian, researcher and writer to receive prestigious PRESERVATION AWARD!
Well-know in the tile world for her preservation of the Legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer and his Moravian Pottery and Tile Works . . . .

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GLOBAL HAND PRINTS - THANK YOU!
Grazzini Brothers & Company had THE company wide GLOBAL HAND PRINT workshop for their employees on September 30th and October 1st! Approx. 56 people participated!

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Grazzini Brothers & Company of St. Paul MN are planning a Hand Prints workshop for their staff next week. In preparation, volunteers from Grazzini spent Saturday, Sept. 21st with ceramist Josh Blanc at his studio (Clay Squared to Infinity) in Minneapolis where he volunteered to make the 9x9x3/4 wet clay blanks with them for the project. Josh will also be firing the finished tiles.
CLICK HERE or on the image below to see many more tile blank production pics!
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These tiles will eventually join the hundreds more staged at TCNA ( Tile Council of North America). Eventually all of the Global Hand Print tiles from all over the country and beyond, will be installed at TCNA for posterity. The Global Tile Industry, You Have a Hand In It, supports the ongoing Tile Industry archiving work of the Tile Heritage Foundation. We greatly appreciate EVERYONE who has participated! Details on GMHPM! (making tiles has been extended to December 2019)

Summer Funded Book Restoration work:
Second PROGRESS REPORT with valuable books from the THF collection … this is a progress composite of the conservation of some of them. THANKS to the generosity of all FUNDERS!
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THF Summer Appeal to Match $5000 in 30 days was a SUCCESS! We matched it! A sincere THANK YOU to all CONTRIBUTORS - 34 people were donors! Restoration work is going forward with the first four valuable books from the THF collection as well as one large document (18x24)… this is a progress composit of the repairs under way to the spine and interior of 'GESCHICHTE der FLEISEN-KERAMIC' circa 1900's in our care and keeping.. a book used by more than one art tile company in the 1920's for design inspiration! After repair is finalized it will be included in a traveling exhibition next year.

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News worthy and great bragging points from one of our very generous Tile Heritage Sponsors! We love to hear from you and share your good news! LINK to the full story… or click on the image above ….

A Big Thank You for the generosity of CTDA, TCNA, NTCA & TCAA for making it possible for Tile Heritage to have a presence at TSP!
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. . . meet up with Tile Heritage at Total Solutions Plus, Nashville TN October 27-29 2019. See you there! DETAILS or click on the TSP image.



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AN INVITATION and AN OPPORTUNITY!
. . . full details here or click on the image . . .
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