Janathel M. Shaw on thu 6 jun 96
Hello fellow mudlovers:
On the way to work, I met a young professional who
wanted to know if California had a major tile
movement. She thought it might have been in the
1940s, she's not sure and neither am I. If anyone
has an idea of such a movement, can you e-mail her
what you know? Her name is Robin Wolfson and
her address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
It was nice to see someone's eyes light up at the
mention of ceramics.
Xuxan Peterson on fri 7 jun 96
At 9:39 PM 6/6/96, Janathel M. Shaw wrote:
>Hello fellow mudlovers:
>On the way to work, I met a young professional who
>wanted to know if California had a major tile
>movement. She thought it might have been in the
>1940s, she's not sure and neither am I. If anyone
>has an idea of such a movement, can you e-mail her
>what you know? Her name is Robin Wolfson and
>her address is: email@example.com
>It was nice to see someone's eyes light up at the
>mention of ceramics.
I don't know the dates, but there is a gorgeous recent book called Malibu
tiles. This may answer your question. Don't miss the tile floor that looks
like an oriental carpet.
Richard Gralnik on fri 7 jun 96
I happened to see an article on tile work done in Avalon on Catalina
Island. I think the article was in Architectural Digest. I think
the work was done around the time you're talking about. It was
beautiful work. You might be able to get some info on it from the
Catalina Island information center. It's a big tourist spot and
they're sure to have a chamber of commerce or information bureau.
Try 310 area code information.
TCOLSON@raychem.com on fri 7 jun 96
Your acquaintance can get more info than she would probably ever want by
contacting the Tile Heritage Foundation in Healdsburg, CA. They have an
extensive reference collection and can point her toward any more specific info
she might want. All the contact info for the THF is available on Tiles On The
Web (URL below).
Tiles have been alive and well in CA since early this century. The output of
"art" tile during the period of the Arts & Crafts Movement is amazing for its
quality, variety, and quantity. Batchelder, Claycraft, Cal Art Pottery,
S&S....the list is long.
Tiles On The Web: http://www.aimnet.com/~tcolson/webtiles.htm