Handmade Tile: Design, Create, and Install Custom Tiles (Hardcover)

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About the Author


Forrest Lesch-Middelton is the owner of FLM Ceramics and Tile in Petaluma, CA. His work has been widely featured, including the cover of Ceramics Monthly, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and American Craft Magazine. In 2013, Ceramics Monthly and Ceramic Arts Daily chose Forrest as “The Ceramic Artist of the Year.” Forrest is the former president of The Association of Clay and Glass Artists, a graduate of Alfred University’s ceramics program as well as Utah State University’s MFA program, a former resident of Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, a McKnight Fellow at Northern Clay Center, a recipient of the Creative Work Fund Grant, and former program director for Sonoma Community Center Ceramics. Forrest has taught at various Bay Area colleges and has lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout the United States, including workshops at The Penland School of Craft, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Syracuse University, Greenwich House Pottery, the California College of the Arts, and The Northern Clay Center.

Praise For…


I couldn't be more excited about this book, a tell-all from the master tile maker. I have the privilege of calling Forrest a friend…now I can call him my teacher. In this book, he answered all my questions on how to make tiles.
- Paul Blaise, host of The Potters Cast podcast-

This book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in handmade ceramic tile, either as a maker or a designer. Forrest generously shares his years of experience gained from both the art and design worlds and covers it all, from detailed making to installation, and all the considerations from start to finish.
- Lesley Baker, associate professor, Rhode Island School of Art and Design-

To see this process firsthand and understand how Forrest’s work as a potter informs the choices he makes in his tile -- from pattern to palette -- has introduced me to a new avenue for artistic collaboration.
- Ginny Hautau, owner of Urban Cowgirl Art and Design, Corrales, NM-


Product Details
ISBN: 9780760364307
ISBN-10: 0760364303
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 208