Motawi in the Making: The History and Science Behind the Art

Now through September 5, 2012 -- Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Motawi Tileworks, Ann Arbor's artisan tile manufacturer. This exhibit explores how this award-winning business grew from a stall at the Artisan's Market to a nationally-known company by blending art, science and technology with hand-craftsmanship. Get an inside look at how Motawi creates and adapts designs, transforms a lump of clay into a finished tile, mixes custom glazes, and turns mistakes into process improvements.

Related Events:

Motawi Tileworks 20th Anniversary: Thursday, July 26 | 7-8:30 pm | Downtown Multi-Purpose Room | Founder and principal designer Nawal Motawi takes the audience through the twenty-year history of Motawi Tileworks and answers questions.

Motawi Tile-Making Workshop: Saturday, August 18 | 1-3 pm | Downtown Multi-Purpose Room | Grade 6-Adult | Make your own Motawi tile at the Library (all supplies provided). The tile will be fired, glazed and available for pick up at a later date at Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Dr.