Shards'n Snippets Fall-Winter 2019-20


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To safe-keep everyone during this COVID-19 pandemic COVERINGS'20 has been CANCELLED!
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In halting an event of this magnitude in mid-stride, the owners and board members of the International Tile Exposition as well as the managers of the show, Taffy Event Strategies, have met the global challenge head-on. We'll all miss experiencing the latest tiles and stone from around the world, meeting up with industry friends, supporters and colleagues, the wide array of tile education opportunities as well as honoring amazing tile and stone installations in the Awards Programs. We look forward to Coverings 2021 in Orlando, FL.

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MISSION IN PLACE! Tile Heritage Foundation Staff and Volunteers are "safe & sound" at the moment. THF offices and library are on the property of Sheila Menzies & Joe Taylor - so they always 'work from home'... We've been able to plan for some staff tasks and archiving projects to be handled remotely off-site - keeping many aspects of what we do running smoothly with everyone's health and safety as the highest priority

Tile Heritage Foundation is an archival library dedicated to the preservation of ceramic surfaces and their history. We are looking for a volunteer (pro bono) grant writer and/or proposal writer.
DETAILS:
click here or on the image below!

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CELEBRATE National Tile Day
Sunday Feb 23rd 2020 !
Embrace ALL of the "TILISH" opportunities you are invited to join in through
COVERINGS '20 & WHYTILE.COM
Join the #NationalTileDay celebration by tuning into Interior Design Magazine's Facebook Live interview with Coverings Industry Ambassador, Alena Capra (Alena Capra Designs), February 23, 2020, at 1 p.m. EST. You won't want to miss it! You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/2O1tltR
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The background of this image above is from a mural of artist and teacher Sherri Warner Hunter
THERE'S STILL TIME to SIGN-UP!
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. . . Flora and Fauna of Clovis (Fresno County) CA.
A fresh architectural installation in Clovis by Janet Ontko Clay Forms Studio, Fresno CA.

https://www.janetontko.com
The city of Clovis is located in Fresno County, California. Known as the 'Gateway to the Sierras', Clovis sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and is quite close to Yosemite National Park as well as Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
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HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR of the RAT 2020 !
. . . and this delightful tile 'totem for the year'
is from the studio of
Carrie Anne Parks . . .



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He made TILE HISTORY!
Honoring a Tile Industry Innovator,
Theodore “Ted” Clear who passed away October 1st 2019. In 1970 Ted invented and patented the process for concrete backer board and commercially produced the original Wonderboard™ for Modular, Inc. In TileLetter, December 2019 Mark Albonetti, PROVO Installation & Technical Specialist said " Ted Clear's invention is by far the single most important thing for our tile history" … " mass produced backer board allowed for much faster and efficient tile installation, changing the tile industry for ever and leading the way for further innovations today with foam boards and underlayments." Read Celebration of Ted Clear in TileLetter December 2019 - it's terrific! Tile Heritage Foundation will have a Signature Global Hand Print produced for Ted Clear for the posterity mural to be installed at TCNA. VIVA Ted!


$11,445 was contributed!
to TILE HERITAGE for $10,000 in Matching Grant Funds! End-of-Year APPEAL
THANK YOU to ALL of our SUPPORTERS, DONORS & ADVOCATES!
AWESOME!

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Together with the MATCHING GRANT FUNDS these THF expenses will be covered in 2020!
THANK YOU!
1.Tile Heritage Historic Records Storage Facility -12 months $7,900
2.Tile Heritage Collections Management -12 months $12,100


THERE'S NO GIFT LIKE THE PRESENT!
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42 HOURS to CONTRIBUTE!
HELP MATCH $10,000 in GRANT FUNDS
Your CONTRIBUTION is DOUBLY VALUABLE
through December 31st! and will support:
1.Tile Heritage Historic Records Storage Facility -12 months $7,900
2.Tile Heritage Collections Management -12 months $12,100
To date . . . $5775 contributed . . .THANK YOU!!
Tile Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization (501(c)3)
Your contribution is fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

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CONTRIBUTE


Your '"LIFE'S WORK" is IN the TILE INDUSTRY - Manufacturers,
Makers, Distributors, Designers, Showrooms,
Contractors, Setters, Suppliers, Historians, Collectors . . .
All essential - CREATIVE & VIBRANT !
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At Tile Heritage, 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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SPONSORSHIP & MEMBERSHIP JOIN IN!
. . . JOIN IN with so many others who already SUPPORT
Tile Heritage "LIFE'S WORK " for the industry. . .
SPONSORS, MEMBERS & ADVOCATES!

MAKE A CONTRIBUTION HERE!
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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.

In Memory of Tile Heritage member PHYLLIS PACIN, Ceramist & Tile Maker. Oakland CA - we found out recently that she had passed away Spring 2019. Phyllis was an early adapter of 3D illusion in design on tiles. Organically abstract, playful, colorful luster glazes and frequently raku fired, her finest work was in architectural compositions.

Phyllis contributed a strong voice in the art tile community of the greater Bay Area and beyond. She is greatly missed by family and friends. Phyllis's body of work is her legacy and is to be found in the Tile Heritage Collection, museum collections, public collections and private homes.

More about Phyllis here!

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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!
http://www.ravenstonetiles.com/


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!

. . . 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!
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