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    Pewabic Pottery
    10125 E. Jefferson Ave. ~ Detroit, MI 48214 ~ Phone: (313) 822-0954






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    Eric Rattan

    Mr. Rattan has  conducted workshops on handmade tile and mosaics.


    Most of Mr. Rattan's work is sold through his Santa Fe Design Studio in Madison, Wisconsin. He also sells through hand made tile stores throughout the United States. Custom mosaic commissions are welcome. Santa Fe Design Studio will install his handmade ceramic tiles and mosaics on location, anywhere.



    STONE AND TILE MOSAICS
    Created by Artist Eric Rattan

    UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
    ON HANDMADE TILE AND MOSAICS

    Dates: TBA

    Pictures and Info on Previous Workshop:

    Bethel Horizon's Art Ventures & Eric Rattan
    Spring Green, WI
    Handmade Tile, Mosaic 10 x 10 Mural

    tile and mosaic workshop

    Bethel Horizon's Art Ventures and Eric Rattan offered a four day ceramic mosaic tile mural workshop. Attendees executed an approximately 10'x10' wall mural, starting with wet clay for fabricating the tiles, firing, applying the cement board substrate, then mudding and grouting to achieve a completed ceramic mural.

    Eric Rattan combined the hands-on experience of tile making with lectures on it's technical challenges, shrink testing, warpage, frost free considerations etc. Similarly the project offered attendees a hands-on installation experience combined with a lecture on the many technical considerations required to achieve a permanent "1000 year plan" finished tile mural.

    Bethel Horizons is located near Spring Green Wisconsin, in the beautiful rolling hills of the driftless region in southwestern Wisconsin. It is located approximately eleven miles from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin home. Attendees were able to extend their trip by a day to tour this architectural landmark.

    The $690.00 workshop fee included five nights of lodging, all meals, tuition (including materials), and transportation to and from Madison's Dane County Airport.

    Dress was casual with work clothes recommended for the hands-on portion. Attendees with skin sensitivities were advised to bring rubber gloves. No other tools were required. The workshop was open to all skill levels. Registration was on a first come first served basis.

    Cancellations for a full fee refund required thirty days notice. The workshop was limited to 15 attendees or fewer. To reserve a space attendees sent a $690.00 check to Bethel Horizons, 312 Wisconsin Ave Madison WI, 53703. Checks were made out to Bethel Horizons, Art Ventures.

    Members of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, Tile Heritage Foundation, Handmade Tile Association LLC, or the Wisconsin Handmade Tile Guild, were offered a $25.00 discount which was deducted from the $690.00.

    For more information on workshops call Eric Rattan @ 608-231-1883, or email Eric.

    Also, may contact Kathy Hunt at www.bethelhorizons-artventures.org

     



    Heaven on Earth at Todos Artes

    January 3-7, 2011
    Todos Santos, Baja Mexico

    Create sculpture with clay, mosaic, steel, cement and more.

    Join this year's : "Dream Team"
    with Marvin and Lilli Ann Killen Rosenberg, Jeremy Criswell, and Wes Horn.

    Contact Donna Billick for more information at rochartus@aol.com or call 530 753-4677.

    Last January's "Dream Team" included host Donna Billick, Isaiah Zagar, and Laurel True,
    standing left to right in front of the stairs with the group of participating mosaic artists.

     

    The magnificent mosaic at Todos Artes created in five days at the 2010 "Heaven on Earth" workshop.