December 10th Reserve your time.
Holiday Photos at the TileWorks

Come to TileWorks of Bucks County on Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm to have your holiday photos taken in front of the fireplace in the Big Room of this National Historic Landmark. TileWorks will be decked out in its holiday finery to celebrate the season! Photographer Evan Leslie will take three high resolution photos of you and your loved ones that will be emailed to you in a few days after the shoot. Leslie, a well respected portrait photographer has made getting families together and providing timeless portraits for them to share a huge part of his career. Photo reservations are available from 10:00 - 4:00 with a limited number of appointments. Each appointment is 20 minutes and additional photos can be purchased.

$150.00 per Session. Includes 3 high resolution digital images.

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December 10th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Artist Talk: Mandy Baker

Join Mandy Baker from Whispering Hill Studios as she shares her unique perspectives on tile making and the influence of Mercer’s art on her own work. Suggested donation $5

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November 29th 4:30 to 6:30 December 6th or 13th 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Redware Holiday Ornament Class

Back by popular demand! We will be featuring two sessions of our popular annual ornament making class. Using the traditional Pennsylvania German Sgraffito technique, participants will scratch away the top layer of slip in a design of their choice revealing the red earthenware clay below. Staff will provide pre-cut ornaments coated with slip and fire your work for you. Participants will make 5 redware ornaments to decorate the tree! $110.00 per student.

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Saturday December 3rd, 6:30pm to 8:00pm Doors open at 6:00pm
Mukamuri

Shalom Mukamuri is a soul singer/songwriter from Zimbabwe, currently based in Doylestown. He believes that every story has a song and he uses his music to bring joy and understanding and create moments of unity. His sound is made of multiple genres, blended with a soulful expression rooted in his African upbringing. The big room at the TileWorks provides a fittingly intimate backdrop for his performance. This is a party with a purpose. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds support educational programming at the TileWorks.

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Friday December 2nd. 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceramic Bells Class

Join artist Fiona Trachtenberg for a night of creativity! Ring in the season, and learn how to make three decorative ceramic pinch pot bell chimes. Trachtenberg will guide you through the ceramic bell creation process and in building the hanging display. Staff will glaze and fire your work for you. Ages 17 and up.

$65.00 per participant

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Saturday, April 15th (Rain Date April 22nd) 4 sessions: 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm
Raku at the TileWorks!

Learn Raku with the well known local artist, Eric Boynton from Clay Rat Studio! Eric will supply you with a 6 inch vessel which you will decorate with glazes that are perfect for Raku. They will be fired right there on the spot in a special kiln. When the pieces are at the height of their firing, Eric will take the pieces out of the kiln glowing hot and put them in an organic material to reduce the oxygen. This reduction causes the glazes to have a metallic look. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to create using this Japanese technique originally used in the 1550’s!

$85.00 per Participant

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Membership

Your support helps continue preservation and interpretation of this important National Historic Landmark. Membership provides funding for historical, educational and interpretive programs. Your contributions support research, exhibits, and preservation work. We work with natural materials to make artistic tiles that elevate the human spirit with the dignity of labor, reverence for the past and an eye for the future. Our tiles tell stories and preserve the philosophy of our founder Henry Chapman Mercer.Membership benefits include free admission to TileWorks for regular tours, free or reduced admission for special events and programs, and 10% discounts on select tiles in our gift shop.

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October 14th to January 8th
Whispering Hill Studio, Mandy Baker Exhibit

The TileWorks is pleased to present the second artist in our Legacy Series, Mandy Baker of Whispering Hill Studios. This series highlights the interpretation and evolution of modern ceramicists who take Mercer's technologies and artistic legacy and make them their own. The show will be on view October 16th through January 8, 2023. Baker has been designing and creating tiles for over 25 years. Before starting Whispering Hill Studios in 1998, Baker began her career as the Head Ceramicist at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. There she mastered the art of traditional tile making techniques and production. Mandy's inspiration for her art comes from the shapes and patterns found on her home farm and garden. 

Free Event

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February 9th to March 11th
Mercer Mosaic Class

Turn your design into a Mercer style mosaic. Using traditional techniques (that Mercer actually patented), our Bucks County clay, and Mercer’s color palette, you will complete your unique tile plaque (12"x12") that is ready to hang in your home or garden. Julianna Lange is the ceramic artist who will be instructing the class. She has been with the TileWorks for seven years and has trained, worked, and taught ceramics in Italy and China. She is passionate about the ceramic process and its development throughout history. You will need to attend all 4 classes to complete your project. Limited to 7 students. Sorry no make-up dates. $295.00 per person with a $60.00 materials fee.

February 9th, 16th, and March 2nd from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and March 11th from 10:00am to 4:00pm (with an hour lunch break)

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2023: May 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th
Sherri Warner Hunter Workshop

CONCRETE CAMP: Hybrid Armatures Combining foam, metal, & concrete to create sculptural forms. 5 day workshop. We’ll combine a variety of materials to enhance the possibilities of carved polystyrene sculptures. Non-welded elements created with rebar, wire, expanded metal mesh, or PVC, will be added to provide installation systems, strength, and/or details, prior to layering the forms in concrete. These pieces can be further developed as a concrete sculpture or used as a mosaic substrate.

Sold Out. Please call to be on the waitlist. 215-239-9795

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May 20th 10:00am - 5:00pm & May 21st 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tile Fest

Join us for this year's premiere Tile Fest! May 210th and 21st. For two days, the building and grounds at the TileWorks will become a marketplace of bespoke contemporary, vintage and antique tile displayed by makers and collectors from around the globe. In addition, there will be demonstrations and activities for the “Tile Curious”. Local food trucks will be available for visitors to enjoy.

Enjoy beautiful tiles, demonstrations, and local food trucks!

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130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
215.239.9797
info@thetileworks.org