June 23rd 2:00PM-4:00PM
TileWorks Celebrates Founder Henry Mercer's 167th Birthday with a Falcon Meet & Greet

TileWorks is celebrating the 167th birthday of our founder, Henry C. Mercer, on June 23rd from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in the courtyard. Masters of the Skies will hold a meet and greet with two of their trained majestic birds of prey and provide an opportunity to learn more about falconry. Come one, come all, to this family-friendly birthday party with feathered friends. This is a free event.

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June 30th 2:00pm-6:00pm
Bluegrass at TileWorks: East Nash Grass with Wood Flower

Our third summer of Bluegrass at TileWorks kicks off with East Nash Grass and Wood Flower. 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.

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July 6 - 3 Sessions: 9:00am to 11:00am, 12:00pm to 2:00pm, or 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Raku at TileWorks - Summer 2024

TileWorks offers a unique opportunity to create using raku, the Japanese firing technique that originated in the 1500s with local artist, Eric Boynton, from Clay Rat Studio. Eric will provide a hand thrown a 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 look.

SOLD OUT - Email julianna@thetileworks.org to be placed on the waitlist

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July 13, 10:00am to 4:00pm (tours begin every half hour)
Passport to History

Visit for free tours of the TileWorks and enjoy family activities in the courtyard.

Free Tours and Activities

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July 18th - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Ceramic Bird Class

Celebrate the beauty of the wild birds around us in Bucks County, PA with a flock of hanging bird ornaments. We will be using the pinch method to create a beautiful and unique mix of birds based on your favorite backyard varieties or those that exist only in your imagination.

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

Mark Cosgrove's distinctive, creative flatpicking sound has been heard all over the US and Europe, as well as in Australia and Japan. A lot of this exposure and travel is due to Mark’s association with Americana and roots music icon David Bromberg. In addition to touring with the Grammy nominated David Bromberg Quintet and Big Band, Mark had the great good fortune to be featured on the three most recent recordings of David’s, the latest of which, Big Road, reached Number One on Billboard’s Blues Chart for multiple weeks.

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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

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

During our one half-day summer camp, budding sculptors will explore the endless possibilities of making things out of earth under the direction of local artist Amanda Gerace as they make a coil flower pot and a Mercer-inspired tile. First, the children will take a nature walk through the woods surrounding the tile works, gathering organic objects for inspiration. Each young artist will glaze their masterpiece.  Between clay-building and glazing, participants will enjoy snacks, games and activities inspired by the museum's rich history. It's a perfect blend of learning and play, designed to spark curiosity and creativity. Tileworks provides all the tools, materials, and a light snack needed to give your child a hands-on experience that sparks joy, hones artistic skills, and creates cherished memories.  Unleash your child's inner artist at Tileworks Children's Clay Class!Class goes from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Drop off starts at 8:30am. Snack will be provided.

$85.00 per child plus $25.00 material fee

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

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.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Nov 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th
Sherri Warner Hunter Concrete Armature 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. 5 day workshop.

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By appointment
Personalized Handprint Plaques

Create lasting memories by working with your child to create everlasting handprint plaques. Use stamps made from Henry Mercer's historic molds to decorate your plaque. We 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

email julianna@thetileworks.org to schedule your appointment.

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