Select dates throughout the summer!
Introduction to Wheel Throwing

TileWorks is offering an intimate introduction to wheel thrown pottery. Designed for two, this class is perfect for a child and parent pair, couples, or a pair of conspiring aspiring artists. Experienced young potter, Caroline Rawlings will take you through the process of creating your own wheel-thrown vessel. We will fire and glaze your best piece, which will be ready for pick up in about four weeks. Price is for two people. Bring your aprons.

$125.00 for 2 participants

July 28th, 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Doors open at 1:00pm
Bluegrass at TileWorks - Mark Cosgrove and Good Medicine ft. Mike Munford with The High and Wides

The second Bluegrass at TileWorks show this summer features Mark Cosgrove and Good Medicine featuring Mike Munford with The High and Wides. Pull up a chair or a blanket and enjoy some incredible bluegrass music in the courtyard on a Sunday afternoon. Food and refreshments are available.

Tuesday, August 27 9:00am to 12:00pm - Drop off starts at 8:30am
Kids' Half Day of Clay and Play

Our TileWorks half day summer camp is for budding sculptors and is taught by local artist Amanda Gerace. The day will be filled with a perfect blend of learning, creative expression, and play. Kids will make nature inspired coil pot and a ceramic tile made out of Bucks County Wild Clay. The day will include a nature walk, games and activities inspired by the museum's rich history, and of course plenty of clay play. Snacks will be provided.

$85.00 per child plus $25.00 material fee

August 27, September 3, September 17, & September 24
Mercer Inspired Mosaic Class

Turn your design into a Mercer style mosaic. Using Mercer’s patented traditional techniques and color palette, and our wild Bucks County clay, you will complete your unique tile plaque (12"x12") that is ready to hang in your home or garden. Class instructor Julianna Lange is the education director at TileWorks. For the last 8 years she has been a practitioner of Henry Mercer's traditional tile making techniques. You will need to attend all four classes to complete your project. $295.00 per person with a $60.00 materials fee.

August 27th, September 3rd, September 17th 10:00am to 1:00pm, and September 24th 10:00am to 4:00pm

Friday and Saturday September 20 & 21 10am-4pm both days
Making Concrete Forms for Mosaic - Class

In this class, multi-media artist Ricky of Luna Parc will guide the participants through his unique technique of concrete forming. Each person will be provided a metal lath armature and create a vessel approximately 22” tall and 18” wide. Day one will be establishing the forms in concrete and by the end of the day we’ll begin embellishing with tile, pottery shards, glass objects and more. With individual instruction, each participant will create a totally individual piece. Grouting and coloring will be demonstrated but because of concrete setting times this step may need to be done at home. Materials you’ll need: a sturdy pair of leather tight fitting gloves and tile, pottery shards, glass and plastic objects

$350.00 per participant

September 28th - 3 Sessions: 9:00am to 11:00am, 12:00pm to 2:00pm, or 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Raku at TileWorks - Fall 2024

TileWorks offers a unique opportunity to create using Raku, the Japanese firing technique that originated in the 1500's. Local artist Eric Boynton, from Clay Rat Studio will provide a hand thrown ceramic vessel which you will decorate with special Raku glazes. Your pot will be put into a special gas fired Raku kiln and will reach a very high temperature rapidly. When your pot is red hot and glowing, it will be pulled from the kiln and submerged in a lidded can full of organic material to smolder. This reduced atmosphere causes the glazes to have a traditional iridescent, copper or crackled finish.

September 29th, 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Doors open at 1:00pm
Bluegrass at TileWorks - Sam Grisman and Serene Green

The final Bluegrass at TileWorks show this summer features The Sam Grisman Project with Serene Green. Pull up a chair or a blanket and enjoy some incredible bluegrass music in the courtyard on a Sunday afternoon. Food and refreshments are available.

Nov 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th
Sherri Warner Hunter Concrete Armature Workshop

Public art aficionado, Sherri Warner Hunter will teach the techniques she uses to create her large scale sculptures. Participants will carve polystyrene blocks. Detail and structural integrity is added to their forms, using rebar wire, expanded metal mesh and PVC pipes. Sculptures will be coated in several layers of modified concrete. This is a 5 day workshop.

By appointment
Personalized Handprint Plaques

Create lasting memories by working with your child to create handprint plaques. Further personalize your tile with custom clay stamps. TileWorks will fire, glaze them, and have them ready for pick up in about 4 weeks. 1 plaque $45.00, 2 plaques $85.00, 3 plaques $120.00, 4 plaques $150 .

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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.

130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901