Social Networking for the Tile Business

Tile and social media are two things that I love. I’ve made countless friends, made priceless contacts, and formed valuable (personally and professionally) networks within these two industries. I’ve always said that the people involved within the tile industry are truly down to earth. Five years ago, thanks to Twitter, several people got together during Coverings to meet in real […]

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Coverings 2015 to Offer a Wealth of Business-Improving Sessions

Coverings 2015

Coverings offers the most comprehensive – and complimentary – conference program in the U.S. for the tile and stone industry. If it’s trending, emerging or market-leading, it’s covered in the Coverings 2015 conference program. Spanning five days – April 13-17 – take your pick from more than 75 free conference sessions presented by more than 100 dynamic speakers, including yours […]

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Tile, Stone Appreciation Days to be Featured During Coverings 2015

Coverings, the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, has announced the return of its “Appreciation Days,” which will feature tailored programming for specific attendee segments, including architects, designers, fabricators, contractors, builders and remodelers. Comprised of guided tours of the show floor and focused education sessions, the Appreciation Days will provide participants with opportunities to further their knowledge alongside […]

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Harvard’s Graduate School experiments with large, thin format tile

Harvard University ceramics project to be featured at CEVISAMA 2015

Tile of Spain — The Material Processes and Systems (MaPS) group at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has been experimenting with ceramics. Protoceramics is an ongoing project geared toward producing novel material formations with a special interest in tectonic performance. The project, led by professor of architectural technology program director of the Doctor of Design program Martin Bechthold, […]

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The 16th Annual L.A. Pottery Show

The 16th Annual L.A. Pottery Show is underway this weekend at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA. The show is open February 7-8 – from 10am to 6pm on Saturday the 7th, and 10am-4pm on Sunday the 8th. Tickets are $12 at door. Here’s what show organizers say about the event: “From Bauer to Catalina to Roseville to Rookwood, The Los Angeles Pottery Show […]

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Spanish Tile Trends: Cevisama 2015 Preview

Dune Ceramics

Cevisama is set for Feb. 9-13 in Valencia, Spain. This annual exhibition shines the spotlight on new and upcoming tile designs from Spanish manufacturers. According to our friends at Tile of Spain, “The broad themes that marked the design of ceramic tiles in recent years remain in 2015, but with upgrades imposed by the decorative demands of the times: innovative formats […]

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MAPEI Showcases Work of SAMA Mosaic Artisans

SAMA Gallery at Surfaces 2015

MAPEI is continuing its support of the Society of American Mosaic Artists through a gallery of work displayed in the MAPEI booth at The International Surfaces Event (TISE), being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 21-23. The gallery consists of the work of 20 SAMA members. Each artist used a 12″ x 12″ (30 x 30 cm) base to […]

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