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Image Transfer in Color event at Northern Clay Center

By Josh on Jul 03, 2015

Northern Clay Center's 2015 American Pottery Festival Workshop   
Jason Bige Burnett: Image Transfer In Full Color
Co-sponsored by Handmade Tile Association
Thursday, September 10, 9 am – 5 pm

Students will learn an easy method of making silkscreen stencils and will practice transferring preprinted images with slip to decorate leatherhard tiles.  Members $105 / Non-Members $120

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Handmade Tile Association July 2015 Newsletter

By Josh on Jul 02, 2015

Laura McCaul tile Click here to read the July 2015 Newsletter. 

In This Issue 
Best Use of Local Artisan Materials Competition 
Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics 
Slab rollers, Tile Press, Extruders oh My 

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Mayco Color Product Discovery Workshop

By Josh on Jun 10, 2015

We are excited to announce that Pauline Rancourt from Mayco Color will be in Minneapolis to present a 2-day Product Discovery Workshop July 7th & 8th. 

Mayco's Product Discovery Workshop is a 2-day, hands-on workshop that will emphasize the "proper" way to use each glaze along with innovative application techniques of Mayco's main glaze lines.
 

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Encore Post of the Month

By Josh on Jun 10, 2015

Carly Simon mosaic guitar love!

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Encore Post for the month of May

By Josh on May 26, 2015

Clare Dohna mosaic egg.
In memory of a 12 year old girl who is now an angel...

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Travel to England and Wales!

By Josh on May 26, 2015

From May 8-19, 2016 Arts & Crafts Tours, Inc. will be traveling England and Wales examining British tiles and ceramics of the 19th century - we hope you'll come along!
Focusing on tiles and ceramics, we will go from London where we'll visit the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Arab Hall at Leighton House, to Cardiff and visits to two castles. Then on to the mid-lands and visits which will show us the enthusiasm and confidence of the best of the 19th century reform.
For a full detail of what is organized, please download our brochure And if you've decided to join us, please send in your early registration with your fully refundable deposit.
And for those of you who can't wait to join, consider coming along on our Private Presses tour - which has only a few spaces left. Here are the full details and Registration.

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Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics

By Josh on May 26, 2015

The Muskingum County Community Foundation (MCCF), the Zanesville Museum of Art and the Artist Colony of Zanesville, with support from the Ohio Arts Council, are partnering with the Potters Council, the membership organization of ceramists worldwide, to present the second Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere. 
To view the Call for Entries and to submit, visit zanesvilleprize.org.

The 2015 Zanesville Prize Best-of-Show award will be $20,000. An additional $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to other successful competitors. This event is the second of a competition for the Zanesville Prize that will afterward be held every two years (2017, 2019, etc.). 

For a $40 entry fee, ceramists may submit two images each of three (3) different works completed within the past two years. 
The three jurors are:
      Garth Johnson: Curator of Ceramics, Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe.
      Julia Galloway: Professor & Director, School of Art, University of Montana in Missoula.
      Doug Jeck: Associate Professor & Chair, School of Art, University of Washington in Seattle.
 
The deadline for submission is July 15, 2015. 
Go to zanesvilleprize.org to submit.
 

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Tile Person of the Year Winner!

By Josh on May 19, 2015

Handmade Tile Association Board Member, and amazing tile contractor, Jan Hohn was recognized nationally for her work at Coverings this past month. The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world's largest tile contractor association, recognized industry leaders at its Third Annual Awards Ceremony during Coverings 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The NTCA'S 2014 Tile Person of the Year Award was presented to Jan Hohn of Hohn & Hohn in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hohn is the third woman to receive this award during the six decades it has been presented. For more than 20 years, Hohn has worked as a one-person, high-end residential tile and stone installation company.
Congratulations Jan! We all knew you were amazing. Now the whole tile world knows it!  Thank you, Eric, for your long term efforts on behalf of the tile industry!   

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Distribution, Distribution, Distribution!

By Josh on Feb 04, 2015

By now all members and advertisers of the Handmade Tile Association have received their copies of 2015 Directory. Now we need to request you hand them out!

 Members can have as many directories as you want, all for free!
For those Members who are outside of MN, we will be shipping a box of directories free of charge to you. If you want more, please contact us and we will be happy to send them.  We can even drop-ship them directly to a major event, as long as you will be there to show your work and hand out the directories. Thank you! Your efforts help us all. 

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First Meeting of 2015

By Josh on Feb 04, 2015

We had our first meeting of the year at Foster Willey's studio in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Foster gave the HTA members a memorable tour of his studio. Wonderful large scale terra cotta tiles made using techniques of the past. Most of the work he does is in the public art arena. It is rare to see tile work done on this scale. 

Attendance:
Host Foster Willey- Amy Baur, Christine Nelson, Jan Hohn, Josh Blanc, Alex Chinn, Lisa Trnka, Denise Bauer, Emily Gregory, Sandra Shaughnessy, Sheryl VanderPol, Greg Meyer art Ardex tile & Stone, Stephanie and Jack Kaczrowski.

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Encore Post of the Month

By Josh on Feb 02, 2015

We are recognizing our highest "Liked" post of the month on our Facebook page. Send us your best and see if you can win this most prestigious honor!

Guy Mitchell won for January. Check out more of his work click here

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HTA Board Retirements

By Josh on Feb 02, 2015

Long time HTA Board members Norma Hanlon and Roger Mayland told the rest of the Board that they would not be returning for the coming year at the last Board meeting in November.

 

Norma has been a Board member since the inception of the HTA, back in 1999. Norma is a life-long artist who started creating tiles back in the late 1990s. She and her daughter, Kirsten, formed Fresh Fish Tiles, later changing the name to SoMi Tileworks. Norma recently retired from SoMi but still makes art and travels the world. Norma had been the coordinator of the MN Tile Festival for the first few years of the event and helped out through almost the entire run of the MN Tile Festival. She came back to be the coordinator during the later years, as well. Norma's knowledge, energy and dedication to the organization has been amazing. We could not have done all of our work without her. If you have a moment, please drop her a note to thank her for everything she has done to promote and strengthen the Handmade Tile Association. 

 

Roger Mayland has been a Board member since 2005. He owns and runs North Prairie Tileworks. Roger's marketing knowledge and dedication to the group has been invaluable [Roger Mayland] . He has opened up his studio for meetings many times, donated displays for trade shows and has been on the Tile Festival Committee.


Thank you both for all of your hard work and dedication!
We have had some great HTA Board members over the years and we will be recruiting new Board members for next year's Board.

If you have interest, please contact us for more information.

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Handmade Tile Association November 2013 Newsletter

By Josh on Oct 01, 2013

Click here to read Handmade Tile Association November 2013 Newsletter

In this issue
​Last meeting of the year recap
MN Original Features HTA Artists

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Minnesota Tile Festival recap 2013

By Josh on Oct 01, 2013

Click here to read the Minnesota Tile Festival recap 2013

In this issue
​Thanks to our Volunteers and Committee
Results of all data collected
Pictures of the day
Next Meeting October 16th

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Spotlight on Artists of the Handmade Tile Association January 2014

By Josh on Oct 01, 2013

Spotlight on Artists January 2014 This month B.A. Schmidt, Mosaic Tileworks, Bon Ton Designs are featured from around the country with images of their work and articles on thier newest work and behind the scenes info on how they create their tile work.  Click here to read and see their work.

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Spotlight on Artists of the Handmade Tile Association September 2013

By Josh on Sep 15, 2013

Click here to read the Spotlight on Artists of the Handmade Tile Association September 2013

Featuring
Dean Tile & Design
Elfstone Studio
Stephanie Kazrowski

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Handmade Tile Association September 2013 Newsletter

By Josh on Sep 01, 2013

Click here to read the Handmade Tile Association September 2013 Newsletter

The 12th Annual Minnesota Tile Festival is almost here!
Volunteers Needed
You are invited! Tile Artist Public Art Dedication

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Spotlight on Artists of the Handmade Tile Association August 2013

By Josh on Aug 15, 2013

Click here to read the Spotlight on Artists of the Handmade Tile Association August 2013

Featured
Mercury Mosaics
North Prairie Tileworks
Weaver Tile

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Handmade Tile Association August 2013 Newsletter

By Josh on Aug 01, 2013

Click here to read the Handmade Tile Association August 2013 Newsletter

The past month has been a very turbulent month of stress and worry about the status of the MN Tile Festival

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Spotlight on Artists of the Handmade Tile Association July 2013

By Josh on Jul 15, 2013

Click here to read the July Spotlight on Artists

Read about
Suzanne Crane Fine Stoneware
Untapped Resources
Stone Hollow Tile

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Handmade Tile Association July 2013 Newsletter

By Josh on Jul 01, 2013

Click Here to read the Handmade Tile Association July 2013 Newsletter

Tile artists and Fashion Artists Play Date
Artists who have Registered for the MN Tile Festival
​Midwest Home & Holiday Show Opportunity

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Spotlight on Artists of the Handmade Tile Association June 2013

By Josh on Jun 01, 2013

Click here to read the June Spotlight on Artists
Deb LeAir
Pasadena Craftsman Tile
Clay Squared to Infinity

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Handmade Tile Association June 2013 Newsletter

By Josh on Jun 01, 2013

Click here to read the newsletter
Read about
Tile artists and Fashion Artists Unite
HTA artist wins Monrovia Gold Line Station
Roosevelt Library Chooses Handmade Tile Association Artist Sheryl Tuorila

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