E-News Summer 2015

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Tiling a San Francisco Hillside

More About the Steps

St Petersburg’s YMCA:
A Theater of Tile

Tile Envy

TCNA Provides Advantages

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Tiling a San Francisco Hillside

by Richard Mohr

May 28, 2015 saw the dedication of this grand art tile installation on the stairs at the end of California Street beyond 32nd Avenue in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond district where the street crashes into Lincoln Park just below the Palace of the Legion of Honor. The installation was designed by Éire-born
Aileen Barr, who also hand-crafted the installation’s decorated tiles and earlier had completed several other SF tiled staircases. The undecorated tiles are by Fireclay Tile Company and Heath Ceramics, both of San Francisco; Dal-Tile supplied the treads. All the tiles were installed up the staircase’s 52 thirty-foot-wide steps by Riley Doty and Phylece Snyder. The driving force behind the project, ten years in the making, was The Friends of Lincoln Park. The total cost of the project, including extensive restoration work to the original WWI-era concrete stairs, came to half-a-million dollars.


E-News Summer 2014

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(Our apologies for the quick links to each story being currently out of commission. Click on the image or ‘Read More’ link (below) to view all of the Summer E-News postings.)

Hartford Faience Revealed
Woolenius & Moravian Mantels
Jeremiah Black House
Crescent Tiles in St. Petersburg
Starchild’s Custom Ceramics
Deirdre Lee’s Urban Jungle

MUSIC to our ears!


E-News Winter 2014

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Tile Treasures Discovered in Seattle

William S. Hart
His Heart Remains in Newhall

avid Ellzey Architectural Porcelain

New Books:
Pilkington’s Tiles 1891-2010
5000 Years of Tiles

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Music to our Ears


Shards 'n Snippets Fall 2013

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E-News Winter 2013


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More Batchelder Tile Discoveries
Pratt & Larson Celebrate!
Muresque Masquerade
Teamwork at Ravenswood
More Mystery Tiles
Murals Reflect “Sustainability”
Silver City’s Clay Festival
Kate Brown’s Wild Ride
Silver City’s Heritage Windows
New Books & Publications
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E-News Spring 2010

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Winter Bypass
Winter Wins Award
Tell-Tale Tiles & Fractured Fantasies
Tile Heritage Theater at Coverings
Tile Partners Services Humanity
New Books and more
CERF’s Studio Protector
Tiles Needed for Doylestown
Save the Date: Sept. 12th!
Gardiner’s Ceramic Creativity

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