Aileen Barr

E-News Summer 2015

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Tiling a San Francisco Hillside

by Richard Mohr

May 28, 2015 saw the dedication of this grand art tile installation on the stairs at the end of California Street beyond 32nd Avenue in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond district where the street crashes into Lincoln Park just below the Palace of the Legion of Honor. The installation was designed by Éire-born
Aileen Barr, who also hand-crafted the installation’s decorated tiles and earlier had completed several other SF tiled staircases. The undecorated tiles are by Fireclay Tile Company and Heath Ceramics, both of San Francisco; Dal-Tile supplied the treads. All the tiles were installed up the staircase’s 52 thirty-foot-wide steps by Riley Doty and Phylece Snyder. The driving force behind the project, ten years in the making, was The Friends of Lincoln Park. The total cost of the project, including extensive restoration work to the original WWI-era concrete stairs, came to half-a-million dollars.

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Shards 'n Snippets Winter 2014

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COMING UP IN MARCH! TILE GEEKS REJOICE . . . JOIN IN! March 29th 2014
Joe Taylor of Tile Heritage will join Nawal Motawi of Motawi Tileworks, Ann Arbor, MI for a tile tour of notable historic tile installations as well as an overview, public discussion, of historic and contemporary tiles.
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E-News for Fall 2011

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Here's What's Below
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Here's Who We Are
Presidential Inquiry
Hartford House
Ehling's Mastery of Mosaic
Cal Art Re-Creation
L'esperance Tile Works
China Painters Sought
"Shenandoah Life"
Lincoln Park Bench
Whidbey Workshop

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