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2015 Home Tour

By Josh on Mar 15, 2015

Come visit homes with handmade tile! Visitors know that whether they're looking for kitchen, bath, or other room ideas, or for a contractor to bid on an addition, they'll find encouragement and resources here. From the very old homes to the very new, city dwellers throw open their doors to share their homes' remodeling, restoration and neighborhood stories.  For more information, check the website at MSPHomeTour.com.

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Eat, Drink, and…

By Josh on Mar 01, 2015

Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Exhibition

Twenty-one ceramic artists from the Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists organization have chosen a special occasion to design a table setting around, complementing food and celebrating life. Some artists include Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Coleman, Kristine Hites, and others.

When: March 13 to April 26
Where: Emily Galusha Gallery

More information can be found on the Northern Clay Center website.
 

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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. 

Foster Willey

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.

To become involved in Handmade Tile Association, contact us.

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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 Traveling the World

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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Art A Whirl

By Josh on Dec 27, 2014

Artist DEADLINE: February 1, 2015 Click here for more info

Friday, May 15th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday,  May 16th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17th -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

NEMAA Presents the 20th Annual Art-A-Whirl
Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is the largest open studio tour in the country. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork.

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Moravian Tile Festival

By Josh on Dec 27, 2014

May 16 - 17
Tile Festival 2015 will be held on the grounds of the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. Booth spaces are 10" x 10". April 17th is the deadline for artist registration. Click here to download the application
Doyslestown, Pennsylvania
buckscounty.org/visitors

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Silver City Clay Festival

By Josh on Dec 27, 2014

Taking place every summer in Silver City, New Mexico, the CLAY Festival gathers together artists, educators, entrepreneurs, families, youth, adventurers, and life-long learners to explore clay in its many forms as well as its impact on our history, present, and future.
​Silver City, New Mexico
clayfestival.com

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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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