A new exhibition at Penn State Abington art gallery titled TILES & MOSAICS: Student Works from the Collaborative Course at the TileWorks of Bucks County features tiles and mosaics created by students during courses taught by the university’s faculty in collaboration with professional artisans at the Moravian Pottery and TileWorks in Doylestown.
As part of the courses, students got the chance to explore the history and production of tile making and create their own tiles and mosaics by experimenting with traditional tools and equipment.
The TileWorks creates handmade tiles and mosaics in the style of Henry Mercer, the famous archaeologist and ceramicist. He is considered to be a leader of the American arts and crafts movement.
“The students had access to all the staff, who worked with them and taught them these incredible techniques,” said Yvonne Love, associate professor of art at Penn State Abington. “It is an amazingly rich space, and it’s so beautiful to work there.”
Love co-taught the courses with Chris Bonner, associate teaching professor of art who was a master mold maker at TileWorks for over a decade.
Learn more about the exhibition at Penn State Abington.