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Tile Festival set

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A show and sale of contemporary hand-crafted decorative tiles, mosaics and ceramic ware by more than 30 artisans will be held at the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Doylestown, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19.

The show will provide an array of tiles to make new construction or renovations of existing homes personal and special.

The festival features the unique, creative work of exhibitors from across the U.S., Canada and Russia.

Available to view and purchase will be individual decorative tiles, as well as a range of mosaics with designs ranging from the natural world to the abstract. Tiles suitable for counters, backsplashes, flooring and fireplace facings as well as those perfect for weddings gifts and other occasions will be offered.

The Tile Works will provide free, self-guided tours during which staff ceramists will be seen demonstrating the historic tile-making processes employed there by its founder, Henry Chapman Mercer. Visitors can also see the restored 1910 steam engine in operation.

Admission is $6 for adults and free for those under 18 and for Tile Works members. All proceeds benefit curatorial and educational programs of the Tile Works.

A food concessionaire will be on site, and parking is free. No pets allowed. The festival will be held rain or shine.

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark and a facility of the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation, is located at 130 E. Swamp Road (Route 313), Doylestown. Call 215-348-6090 or email mptw@buckscounty.org.


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