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TileWorks of Bucks County and Tile Heritage Foundation co-host TileFest 24 nationally-recognized ceramic tile festival

Doylestown, PA: The TileWorks of Bucks County is proud to present Tile Fest 24,  For the Love of Tile. The event takes place on Saturday, May 18, 2024 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, May 19, 2024 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

For two days, TileWorks of Bucks County’s building and grounds are transformed into an outdoor marketplace of contemporary, vintage, and antique tile displayed by makers and collectors from around the globe. There will be demonstrations, ceramic activities, and free tours of the National Historic Landmark. Local food trucks will be available for visitors to enjoy. Tickets are $10.00 and proceeds go toward historic restoration of the site.  

Each year, the Tile Geeks create a project using Mercer reproduction tiles, installed during the festival.

TileFest 24 is the premier tile festival in the country, held almost yearly since 1998. This highly anticipated event celebrates handmade tile traditions and tilemakers. This two-day festival attracts ceramists, artists, designers, architects, collectors, museums, showrooms, and arts and industry partners. Co-host, The Tile Heritage Foundation of Healdsburg, CA, is a mission based tile organization that preserves ceramic surfaces and traditions. Tile Fest is an opportunity to see the most desirable and nuanced handmade tiles in the world all in one place. Visitors can shop and meet the talented makers behind the tiles. Programming for the event is still growing. 

We will be welcoming back many of the same makers who have been exhibiting here for decades and are looking forward to meeting some  new makers. There will also be industry vendors. Hands-on family activities include a clay playstation, a brick kit activity, and tile-setting demonstrations by Tile Geeks and a hand-shaped mosaic demonstration by A.R.T. Artisans Revolution in Tile program graduates. We are proud to partner with our tile community, corporate, and industry sponsors at our signature event. This event reaches far and wide, spreading the love of tile. 

Four graduates of the A.R.T. Artisans Revolution in Tile program held last year in Milwaukee, Wis., will demonstrate the creation of hand-shaped mosaics during the two days of the festival. Artisans include Aryk Snowberger, Snowbee Custom Tile; Chris Resti, Crest Tile and Mosaic; Chris Osterritter, Art by Tile; and Matt Blood, Paragon Tile Installation. They are traveling from Ohio, upstate New York, Pittsburgh, and Rhode Island to share their knowledge and show what is possible with mosaic design and installation at TileFest.

Now an institution, this event has been held almost yearly since 1998, attracting ceramists, artists, designers, architects, collectors, museums, showrooms, and industry partners. 

About the TileWorks of Bucks County

At Tileworks, we believe each tile is a simple object of beauty. We believe the grout that holds them together is our kindness, equanimity, fairness, and creativity. We believe the installation becomes the map for humanity, evolving from stories, diverse and inclusive, to inspire a better personal, local and global economy. It represents us – better together.

Tileworks of Bucks County, a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization, operating the Moravian Pottery and TileWorks a working history museum, historic pottery, National Historic Landmark and Contemporary tilery located at 130 East Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901.Tuesday through Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, call 215.239.9797 extension #5 or visit thetileworks.org

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