Artisan tile conference slated for June in Seattle


June 24-26

Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

A Potter’s Council Conference

Hosted by Artisan Tile Northwest


Featuring: Joe Brecha, Nadine Edelstein, 
Robin Hopper, Peter King and Angelica Pozo


Ceramics Daily says “This comprehensive conference will cover such topics as: equipment use, tile making, tile design, tile installation, construction methods for large-scale architectural projects, the public art commissioning process, and so much more. Having difficulties in your own studio? Bring your questions and have them answered by professional tile contractors and artists who have been working in architectural ceramics for many years. This conference will have you excited to get back to your studio to try out the tips and techniques you’ve learned over two-days of demonstrations and presentations.”

Register by April 17th to save $75. Potter’s Council members: $270, non-members: $322. Click here


Schedule of Events: Click Here

Presenters: Click Here

Host/Sponsors: Click Here

Travel/Directions: Click Here


What you’ll learn . . .
•    Understanding of equipment used in tile making and setting.
•    Learn how to install tiles in a variety of settings: walls, floors, interior, exterior, wet areas and tabletops.
•    Understand proper mortar mixing and trowel techniques.
•    You will see various substrates suitable for tile setting and the importance of tile layout.
•    Explore a new direction in the making of tile as fine art.
•    Gain knowledge in the construction methods used to create very large-scale architectural projects within the confines of a small ceramic studio.
•    Trouble shoot your tile making dilemmas while walking through the entire handmade tile process: slab rolling, handling, kiln loading and firing. Discover the pitfalls.
•    Learn how to make flat tiles.
•    Questions about public art commissioning process, bring them and have them answered.
•    Wetware slip decorating techniques: transferring images onto wetware tiles, combing, chattering, slip application tips, masking and resists, sgraffito tips, brushwork with slip and underglazes.
•    And much more!”

— Source: Ceramics Daily


About Jan

I have a background in ceramics, graphic design and journalism.
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