Each year the Tile Heritage Foundation (THF) has held an Artisan Planter Auction Fundraiser in Doylestown, Pa., during the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (MPTW) Tile Festival, but this year the auction goes international as it moves to eBay. Local artists have embellished 9″ x 6″ x 6″ “fibre cement” boxes donated by Campania International in unique ways in the mosaic style. 100% of the proceeds from auctions support the THF’s ongoing Tile History Archiving Project, which is a comprehensive online index of ceramic tile in the United States from the 1870s to the present day. Tile Heritage appreciates the artists’ voluntary participation as well as their creative contributions & support!
The Artisan Planter Auction starts at 8 p.m. EDT on July 12. You can visit eBay to access the auction here:
Participating Artists and Studios for 2020 include:
- Mandy Baker, Whispering Hill Studio
- Alissa Blumenthal, Mosaic Artist
- Chris Bonner, Ceramist;
- Eric Boynton, Clay Rat Studio
- Kathy Casper, Think Good Tiles
- Gloria Kosco, Ceramist
- Jessica Liddell, Bella Mosaic Art
- Katia McGuirk, Katia Tiles;
- Will Mead, Peace Valley Tile
- Robyn Miller, Robyn Sue Miller Mosaics Studio
- Laura Lyn Stern, Sculptural Designs.
2020 Artisan Planter Designs
Here’s a virtual tour of the Artisan Planters, that will be auctioned starting July 12, and the participating artisans who created them:
Mandy Baker of Whispering Hill Studio in Jamison, PA.
Eric Boynton, Clay Rat Studio, Souderton, Pa.
Kathy Casper, Think Good Tiles.
Jessica Liddell Bella Mosaic Art Studio, Philadelphia, Pa. .
Katia McGuirk, Katia Tiles, Philadelphia, Pa.
Will Mead Peace Valley Tile in Pipersville, Pa.
Robyn Miller, Robyn Sue Miller Mosaics, Philadelphia, Pa.
Laura Lyn Stern, Sculptural Designs, Philadelphia, Pa.
To participate in the online auction, visit the eBay auction site to bid. If you are new to bidding on eBay, you can sign up or bid as a guest and you may want to watch this instructional video. For additional questions, please email the Tile Heritage Foundation at [email protected].