Sarah _ Thomas Gelsanliter 
Sarah & Thomas Gelsanliter's incredible tiles are featured in the 10th & final artTILE exhibit
     
  the indigenous leaflet ~ June, artTILE finale
   
Iris _ Bob Jewett
Iris & Bob Jewett featured in artTILE exhibit
 
We have one more artTILE event this Saturday with one of our favorite local artists who work in clay - Bonnie Mitchell!  
 
Bonnie is presenting a Tile & Pottery Trunk Show and a Make Your Own ArtTILE Workshop on June 8th. Find out more about it below. We still have a few spaces open, so call or stop in to register.
 
There are just 10 days left of our 10th & FINAL big group artTILE exhibit. We hope you can make it in to enjoy this outstanding selection of handmade ceramic tiles created by 30 artists. Never again will we have this kind of comprehensive collection of clay tiles at one time! 
 
The last day occurs ON Father's Day, June 16, so you can combine your trips and pick-up something cool and handmade for Dad. We have a variety of handsome tiles, wood boxes, metal sculpture, glass vessels, and more that any dad will surely appreciate. You can count on us to add our signature gift-packaging so your gifts are ready to give. 

artful events at indigenous ~
 


Saturday Studio ~ Make Your Own artTILE, June 8, 11-5
Bonnie Mitchell   ~ Pottery & Tile Trunk Show  
Bonnie Mitchell
During the artTILE exhibit, we will host a workshop - Make Your Own artTILE. With Bonnie Mitchell's expert guidance and direction you can create a sgraffito tile during a 45 minute session for $25. 
  
There are still a few spots open ~  
Call or come in NOW to register for this fun workshop.

Bonnie Mitchell
Workshop participants can bring ideas to create their 4 inch tiles, a sketch, or a high-contrast simple black & white photo for inspiration. Bonnie will provide all of the materials - and know-how - to help you create your one-of-a-kind ceramic piece of art. Bonnie will add final clear coat and fire the tiles to be delivered to indigenous in approximately 2-3 weeks (after workshop date).

We can fit up to SIX people per session.  
Each session starts on the hour, every hour - 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, & 4:00.    
Happy students
2018 students_ tiles 
Bonnie Mitchell
Bonnie Mitchell
In addition to our great collection of Bonnie's work, she will also showcase a special selection of her pottery and artTILEs during the event. 

10th &   f i n a l  artTILE exhibit  
showing through June 16 
artTILE 2019
artTILE 2019 is our TENTH & FINAL annual invitational exhibit featuring 30 exceptional artists specially selected to display a wide range of designs, sizes, prices, and tile-making techniques offering a collection with great scope and depth. Hand-built, carved, pressed, stamped, molded, painted and one-of-a-kind art tiles are on view. Styles range from whimsical and contemporary to the traditional aesthetics inherent to the arts and crafts movement. Tile imagery is also diverse ~ from beautiful nature inspired motifs to thoughtfully rendered architectural landmarks to modern abstract graphics and beyond. Several of our exhibitors are pushing the
artTILE exhibit concept of "a slab of clay, endless possibilities" so be sure to see the new creations. 

SEVEN new artists are joining us along with a number of makers who have not shown at indigenous for years so the collection will offer something wonderful for everyone. Enjoy the eclectic offerings along with new design directions from your favorite, established tile artists in this final group show. Going forward we intend to continue to support and promote handmade tile with our year-round collection of artTILEs along with individual artist features that will include many of your favorite tile makers! 
 
exhibiting artists ~ 
TERRI GOODWIN | JANET TOBLER | CATHY KIFFNEY | LONDON BELLMAN   
JEN O'CONNELL | ROMY KISSEL | CLARE BACKER-BIES 
ANDERS & EILEEN ANDERSON | EMILY ULM | GREG HICHO
SARAH & THOMAS GELSANLITER
| IRIS & BOB JEWETT | ARLENE KNAAK 
 BONNIE MITCHELL | NAWAL MOTAWI | MICHAEL COHEN 
MARINA BOSETTI | TONYA & RICK PRUCKLER | PARRAN COLLERY | SCOTT WEAVER
SOOZEE VAN DYKE WOODS | TRACY CHAMBERLIN | SARAH WILISCH HORN
JOHN & LYNN HUME | SUE DIX | VIRGINIA MISKA | DEB MILLER
DANA HIGBY | CANDACE GRANGER | WENDY ANDERSON

artTILE makers ~
 


Emily Ulm 
Emily Ulm
Emily Ulm
Emily Ulm
Emily Ulm adds her extensive selection of nature-inspired tiles in a variety of sizes and glaze colors to the artTILE exhibit. Emily's tiles are a perfect way to add a series of your favorite creatures, trees, flowers, or foliage to your own art collection or select her tiles for a great install project as she works in standard sizes and classic colors that pair well with field tiles.
 
Emily started her tile studio in 2004, but he r fascination with tiles started much earlier in her life. "When I was growing up, my dad became a pretty good amateur tile setter. It started as a way to save money on our kitchen remodel, then he got into a kick where he would tile practically anything. Many of our friends and family have tile floors that were installed by my dad. As a teenager in the 90's, I got to help out on a lot of those projects, squeezing grout sponges and the like. I remember being impressed that the materials were simple and process was low tech, but the results were so sophisticated and durable".
 
"Later, as a student at Akron U in the spring of 2001, I took an intro to Ceramics class with Donna Webb. She is a noted tile maker, but I didn't realize that about her at first. Early in the course, I remember telling her I was obsessed with tile. Then a few days later, she showed us a slide show of her work, which included many large scale handmade tile projects. I remember feeling embarrassed at having told her I was obsessed with tile, when she was obviously so much more obsessed. I related this to a fellow student, who reassured me by saying something to the effect of, "It's ok, you are still young. You have your whole life to become more obsessed." I have taken that to heart. I still may not be as obsessed as Donna, but I am getting there!"   ~ Emily
Sarah Wilisch Horn 
Sarah Wilisch Horn
Sarah Wilisch Horn
Sarah Wilisch Horn
Sarah Wilisch Horn clearly had summer fun on her mind when designing the latest batch of her local-flavored tiles capturing many of our favorite ice creameries. Sarah captures all of our favorite spots, landmarks, & architectural marvels in our beloved city and neighborhoods. Find many of the prettiest churches, schools and parks along with unique spots like the rooftops of Mt Adams, the Lunken Airport, and the Purple People Bridge transformed into her classic sketch-style art tiles. For the exhibit, we have a FULL selection of designs, so be sure to see them all! 
Parran Collery 
Parran Collery
Parran Collery
Parran Collery
Featured in this year's artTILE exhibit are the lively and colorful works of Parran Collery. With each tile, Parran tells a complete story, sets the stage, includes enough details so you know what she is expressing through clay tile. Her aesthetic fits in so well with indigenous, by both her visuals and her approach to creativity, as shown in this first quote in her artist's statement ~ " Nature I loved; and next to nature, Art." With the tag line for indigenous - " Let art be part of your nature" you can understand the connection! 
Nawal Motawi 
Nawal Motawi _ Charlery Harper
Nawal Motawi_Frank Lloyd Wright
Nawal Motawi _ Charley Harper
Nawal Motawi creates an extensive line of contemporary art tiles with precise lines and rich glaze colors with designs heavily influenced by the Arts & Crafts Movement. Collaborating with the Charley Harper Studio and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation extends the breadth of the Motawi Tile selection immensely. A number of new tiles were just released including - "Saguaro" from the FLW collection, and a series from Charley Harper including the female cardinal, "Birch Bark & Birds", and "Giraffe and a Half" - based on a portion of Harper's original piece, "Zoo Babies". We also have an ample variety of Nawal's own designs featured in our 10th & final artTILE exhibit!      
Arlene Knaak  
Arlene Knaak
Arlene Knaak
Arlene Knaak
Arlene Knaak captures the essence of nature in clay in a most unique way - in her pit-fired botanical tiles. Find a wonderful variety of single tiles to 10+ tile-piece mosaic wall hangings; each is one of a kind with a blend of colors and array of different foliage used in her designs. Catch the full collection until June 16th!
 
"I have had a love affair with clay for most of my life. My passion now is in creating unique ceramic wall art using wildflowers and plants."
 
"My wall art consists of clay tiles that are handmade. They are either impressed with various plants and wildflowers before they dry or are carved when leather hard. The tiles are then fired in my kiln and sometimes stained. Lastly, they are smoke-fired in straw. The smoke-firing can leave straw patterns in the clay, and the heat from the fire changes the coloring. Another layer of metallic finish is also added. I enjoy the straw-firing technique and how it changes the appearance on the surfaces of the tiles. My wall pieces seem to fit in any d├ęcor, whether traditional or contemporary." ~Arlene  
Janet Tobler     
Janet Tobler
Janet Tobler
Janet Tobler
Enjoy our wonderful selection of tiles from Janet Tobler. Janet creates her series of tiles in terra cotta clay with lush, smooth glazes and metallic finishes. Often she embellishes her tiles with 22kt gold, applied in an enameling process. Find all kinds of cool designs, many creatures like elephants, giraffe, rabbits, Greater Kudu, cuddly cats, ladybugs, bees, turtles, and more - along with classic Wedding Couples, Mermaids, pineapples, Menorahs, and a variety of floral designs, enough to please everyone!
 
"I have been working with clay in my own studio since 1995! It has been a wonderful way to earn a living, and I love the flexibility and creativity it has afforded me. When I am not making things from clay, I am likely to be either growing vegetables and flowers in our huge urban garden, dealing with my flock of chickens, taking a long walk with my dog, or spending time with my daughter."   ~ Janet
Rick & Tonya Pruckler     
Tonya _ Rick Pruckler
Rick _ Tonya Pruckler
Tonya _ Rick Pruckler
Bright, cheery, and fun easily describes any tile from Rick & Tonya Pruckler, featured in our 10th & Final artTILE exhibit through June 16th. Imagine dozens of creatures and nature scenes in vibrant, happy colors - chickens, cats, dogs, turtles, peacocks, lions, lizards, birds and bees, fairies, maidens, and more! From one inch+ tiles to cool lidded vessels with tiled structure, there is something for every clay, tile, nature, or animal lover in their collection.  
 
The tilework from Rick & Tonya is special in so many ways; here are just three ways:
"First, we hand-make all our work in Ferndale, Michigan, a caring, festive, vibrant little community hugging Detroit. Second, Rick has extensive experience in formulating glazes. You'll see glaze colors in our palette that are fresh, bright, & far from commercial-looking. All of our clay and glazes are hand crafted by us using sustainable practices. We up-cycle packing supplies, and recycle all surplus clay and water that we can. Last but not least, we're making our art tiles so we can celebrate unique destinations and wonderful narratives, elevating their importance with art. From Michigan wildflowers, to endangered species in hometowns, we think seeing what is special and what is here is what the world needs now."
John & Lynn Hume    
Lynn _ John Hume
Lynn _ John Hume
Lynn _ John Hume
John & Lynn Hume's simple, elegant and sometimes silly tiles are featured in our final artTILE exhibit. Their tiles are high-fired porcelain and stoneware finished in a variety of glazes and are are suitable for interior or exterior installations, or they can be displayed on the wall, as all are notched on the back for hanging. See the whole collection and meet the myriad of kitty cats they capture in multiple poses on tiles that are all part of their family (past & present).  
Sarah & Thomas Gelsanliter     
Sarah _ Thomas Gelsanliter
Thomas _ Sarah Gelsanliter
Sarah _ Thomas Gelsanliter
Beautiful color and crisp, detailed patterns make the tile works of Sarah & Thomas Gelsanliter quite remarkable. They are only showing at indigenous through June 16th, so get here soon to shop this impressive array of handmade tiles! They are one of a number of very skilled design duos exhibiting in the show this year.
 
Thomas Gelsanliter began working with clay in the 1990s in Alexandria, VA and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He worked as a moldmaker as well as a production manager at Motawi Tileworks in Ann Arbor, MI for nearly 9 years. Thomas' designs are influenced by historical furniture, industrial plate ware, architecture, and classic Arts & Crafts and folk art iconography.
 
Sarah Gelsanliter has been working with clay since 1992. She worked as a production potter at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan for 10 years. She has taught ceramics classes and workshops at Yourist Studio, Pewabic Pottery, and the Ann Arbor Art Center. Sarah spent a year living in Japan, visiting studio potters throughout the country, and traveling to Korea, China, and Thailand. Her work is influenced by Asian art, Japanese brushwork and Arts & Crafts design.
Scott Weaver     
Scott Weaver
Scott Weaver
Scott Weaver
Scott Weaver started his ceramic tile studio in 2000 after he spent four winters learning the craft of handmade tile making at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan. He creates high quality, high fire decorative art tiles, with design directed by nature. His respect for nature, with a love of wildflowers and gardening are apparent in his collection of classic tile works. Details and textures bring each of the designs to life.

fresh deliveries ~
 


Amy Greely    
Amy Greely
Amy Greely
Amy Greely
Enjoy our fresh collection of mixed metals, nature-inspired wearable art jewelry from Amy Greely. Find a myriad of flowers, leaves, seed designs along with new surface treatments, textures and colors in a variety of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
 
Early training in sculpture at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN greatly influences Amy's current work. Those years honed strong design sensibilities and a love for metal, yet it would be decades before those interests become a profession.
 
"Seeking an adventure, my husband and I traded our life in the city for a bit of land and a crumbling farm house with the notion of building a cut flower farm. It is here, on hands and knees in the soil, that I became enamored and entranced by plants of all kinds and the subtle beauty in the changing seasons," ~Amy
Henry Levine    
Henry Levine
Henry Levine
Henry Levine
Beautiful new collection of hot-worked glass vessels from Henry Levine has arrived! Henry has been creating art glass for almost 30 years. With the natural elegance of his forms and the unique layering of colors and textures in each piece, his experience, skill, and joy of his craft shows through his work.
 
"When I graduated from art school, there weren't a lot of jobs in off -hand glass blowing, so I got a job bending the glass and processing the tubes for neon signs. This led me to buying Quality Neon Products in Columbus, Ohio which was a "turn key" operation and a good starter business for me. In 1999, I moved to Meigs County, Ohio and opened Thorn Ridge Studios to blow art glass as my regular gig. Thanks to all my patrons over the years who have allowed me to pursue my passion without needing a "day job". It's nice to feel that my work is being well received."   ~ Henry
Michael Fisher  
Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher
We just received a fresh selection of the cool puzzle boxes from Michael Fisher - along with a few of his other designs in wood - card holders, live edge photo frames, and more. Clever little boxes in great designs make for great gifts AND you may shop knowing that Michael's wood working is an eco-friendly endeavor as he donates to tree-planting organizations so that five trees are planted for every tree's worth of wood he uses.

let art be part of your nature ~
 


We hope to see you for the final days of artTILE. While you're here, enjoy checking out our summer selection and the many artful events at indigenous:
 
June 8 ~ Make Your Own artTILE with Bonnie Mitchell + Pottery and Tile Trunk Show
June 16 ~ Final day of our FINAL artTILE exhibit!
July 12 ~ Walk on Woodburn, Sale Preview
July 13 & 14 ~ Summer Sidewalk Sale 
 
Thanks again ~ we appreciate every purchase and every time you share to your friends and family about indigenous. Your support means everything to us!    
 
Ar tfully yours,
from the whole crafty crew ~   
Diane, Jenn, Kelsey, Celeste, Heather, Sunshine, Sara, Eva, Karen, Mary, Sharon & Junipurr! 
 
~ indigenous craft gallery

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***free parking in the lots on Walk on Woodburn nights! 
 
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Junipurr in June!
Miss Junipurr_ the big boss
In honor of the very finest feline around,  
our very own Miss Junipurr, enjoy
20% off  
your favorite feline design.
 
Pick your most cherished kitten, cat, kitty, pussycat, tomcat, mouser, tiger or furry feline creation at indigenous during the month of June and get 20% off of that item.
 
*the fine print~ 
discount may be applied towards arts, crafts & jewelry currently on display; discount cannot be combined with other discounts or applied toward special orders, or previously purchased items. Discounted item may NOT be returned or exchanged.

Receive 20% off your favorite cat design through June 30, 2019! 
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