Nawal Motawi & Joseph Taylor Discuss The American Art Tile Movement And Motawi Tileworks

Friday March 28, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Join us for a fascinating discussion on the history of art tiles with Nawal Motawi, the founder and artistic director of Motawi Tileworks and Joseph A. Taylor, the founder and president of the Tile Heritage Foundation.

The early 20th Century was the golden age of the American art tile. Decorative tiles were a popular medium among affluent consumers wishing to furnish their homes in the latest fashions. Dozens of manufacturers from across the country produced tiles to satisfy their local and national clientele.

Motawi Tileworks traces its ancestry to this movement, finding inspiration from such tile makers as Rookwood Pottery, Grueby Faience, and Ernest Batchelder. Today, Motawi continues to render traditional designs with methods firmly rooted in this historical moment.

This event is co-sponsored by AADL and Motawi Tileworks and kicks off Motawi Tileworks' annual Tile Tour which will occur on Saturday, March 29.