October 7th, 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Wineskin Live Under the Stars

Based in the foothills of Bucks County, Wineskin is a legendary rock band playing potent & pure rock n roll. Their musical journey has spanned decades and earned them the reputation of song slinging journeymen. Their live shows are filled with growling guitar work, soaring harmonies, rollicking keyboards and a thundering rhythm section. They have played every stage, club and dive bar this side of Valhalla and will raise your spirits like a primal symphonic war-party. Last of the analog steel throated bar bands ready to deliver top down, full moon, muscle car psychedelic radio hits that will ignite your spirit with the youth of a thousand summers. A family friendly event. BYO your chairs/blanket & cooler. $10 tix, kids are free. Special guest Tim Garwood and Bardown.

$10.00 per ticket. Children Free

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Wednesday, October 12th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Pumpkin Pinch Pot Class

Come and work with our local Bucks County clay and create a pinch pot pumpkin! We will guide you in the creation of your pinch pot and then fire it for you. We will make our pumpkins while listening to happy Halloween music! They look great lit with a small candle! Ages 8 and up are welcome.

$45.00 per student

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October 14th 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Whispering Hill Studio, Mandy Baker Exhibit Opening

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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Sunday, October 16th 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Jake Eddy and Jacob Jolliff with The Dirty Grass Players

Jake Eddy is a guitar flatpicker, and in a previous life, he played banjo professionally with the Becky Buller Band (at age 14). He is performing at the TileWorks with a great young mandolin player named Jacob Jolliff. Jacob is probably best known as the ex-mandolin player in Yonder Mountain String Band. Jake and Jacob will be playing bluegrass in the spirit of The Monroe Brothers, and the Stanley Brothers. They are wonderfully talented bluegrass pickers and we are very much looking forward to having them at the TileWorks this Fall.

Doors open at 1:00pm. Bring your chairs, blankets, and drinks. Enjoy the Food truck!

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Wednesday October 19th from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Ghost Pinch Pot Class

Boo! In this hour-long workshop, you’ll create your own ghost pinch pot to display in your home. Learn fundamental handbuilding techniques while pinching clay into pots and ghosts while listening to happy Halloween music! Each participant will make 2 ghosts. Studio staff will glaze and fire your work for you. Ages 8 and up are welcome.

$45.00 per student

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November 3rd, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Artist Demonstration: Mandy Baker

Mandy Baker from Whispering Hill Studios works in a rich, red, low fire clay using traditional hand forming methods. Join us for an opportunity to see how Baker uses shape and flow of line as she creates a handbuilt vase adorn with sprig work. 

$25.00 per Person

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November 11th, 2022 8:00am - 4:00 pm
Veterans Day Community Project

Please Join us in honoring our fallen heroes on Veterans Day. Freedom Square, North Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. The Travis Manion Foundation and the TileWorks of Bucks County invite you to help restore Doylestown’s beloved Freedom Square. Volunteers will help install community made tiles to expand and enhance the new facade. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to be there and honor the fallen alongside Travis Manion Foundation staff, TileWorks staff and other community members. Refreshments will be provided along with Travis Manion Foundation gear! Please contact jen.tomlinson@travismanion.org or 215-348-9080 with any questions and visit their website to register.

Travis Manion Foundation Freedom Square Renovation Service Project

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November 4th and 18th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceramic Centerpiece Class

Join artist Fiona Trachtenberg for a night of slab building! Learn how to make decorative ceramic centerpiece, which you can use to arrange flowers or greens. Keep it for yourself, or give it as an incredible "hostess" gift for Thanksgiving or the festive period. Trachtenberg will guide you through the ceramic creation process in the first lesson. On the second evening, you will arrange your piece with local flora. BYOB! $195 per participant. Fiona Trachtenberg has worked as a designer for companies such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and Pottery Barn. A former intern at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, she has continued to work in clay. Trachtenberg is also a professional ceramicist and art teacher, and can be found working on her own pieces in her Bucks County studio.

$195 per Student

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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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December 10th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Artist Lecture: 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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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.

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