I want you to know that we are much interested in the Tile Heritage Foundation, its progress and its prospects. You have an unusual organization that richly deserves to be more widely known and appreciated. I must say that you have given me a new awareness of tile as an art form and its many aesthetic contributions to our living and working surroundings.

Jack James
Executive Service Corps
San Francisco, California

Thanks for being a tile angel and helping me. I’ve passed the word about the Foundation to many people and just as many already knew about you!

Jill Herbers
author of Tile
New York, New York

“Flash Point” continues to be one of the very special publications which we receive. Jon Brooks and I join with all Laguna “readers” in complimenting you on a job extraordinarily well done.

Jim Kassebaum
Laguna Clay Company
City of Industry, California

The Tile Heritage Foundation is one solid idea after another. Its impact on those of us who love tile may sink in slowly, but it can’t be ignored. It gets your attention, and it leaves no question that you have been moved—moved enough to join and to encourage a friend or colleague to become a member as well.

Barbara Sallick
Danbury, Connecticut

Your lecture on “The History of American Decorative Tiles” was especially favored by our members and their guests. Your scholarship in your field and excellent speaking style demonstrated great competence, for which I congratulate you. Thank you for your commitment to local history, for a truly outstanding program that revealed another aspect of Santa Barbara’s history, and for a job very well done!

George Anderjack
Executive Director
Santa Barbara Historical Society
Santa Barbara, California

It’s amazing how completely you embrace the world of tile. I should’ve become a member a long time ago!

Suzanne Driscoll
Savannah, Georgia

I am seizing an opportunity to thank you for the invaluable—absolutely invaluable—help that you have given my graduate students during the last several years. Your generosity with your time and knowledge has brought forth extraordinary fruit. Because of what you have helped us learn, tile has become a standard subject in my graduate seminars and my undergraduate lecture classes. A coterie of tile-o-philes has taken shape, and we are now far better able to promote the preservation of the University’s historic buildings.

Charles Brownell
Professor of Art History
Virginia Commonwealth University

I read all of the things you sent me cover to cover, and I must tell you that I am “ablaze” with an eagerness to know more and do more and explore more. Not since I began hand-building clay in 1983 have I been as challenged and fulfilled as I am by the tile work or as excited about finding an organization that supports preservation, awareness, and development of ceramic surface.

The late Sandra Tesar
Art in Clay

Thank you for the very kind words regarding my new catalog. I’ve recorded your phone message onto a separate tape recorder, and I keep that recorder beside my bed. I play your message first thing in the morning; it helps me get up at 5:30 a.m.

Derek De Bono
Winifred Pottery and Tile Works
Windsor, Ontario

Two years ago I began to work as an artist making mosaics. I phoned you to ask for information about the Foundation and for names of other mosaicists. You were kind enough to refer me to several people who were very helpful and encouraging. I’m delighted to join a group that is so interested in its members.

Kathryn Schnabel
Chicago, Illinois

Your time and interest in responding to my inquiry is truly appreciated. The examples of tile work and the information you have supplied will enhance our study of tiles and give us a clearer understanding of how close to home notable tile work can be found.

Andrea Jacoby
Erie, Pennsylvania

I’m glad to send you my renewal. You and your work help the art tile world have a cohesiveness and a valuable, inspiring sense of                          history.

Ted Lowitz
Lowitz & Company
Chicago, Illinois

The tiles pictured here are from the collection of Norman Karlson, the author of American Art Tile 1876-1941.