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  • Tuesday through Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: 12 to 4 pm 
Motawi Tileworks Show and Sale!

October 23, 2021 — Located in Ann Arbor, Mich., Motawi Tileworks (The Tileworks) makes handcrafted tile as art pieces and for residential and commercial installations. Owner and Artistic Director Nawal Motawi began creating historically inspired tiles in her garage and selling at the local farmers market. Demand for her work grew, and in 1992 Motawi formed The Tileworks, which came to specialize in Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts and Mid Century Modern aesthetics. In addition to its own unique designs, The Tileworks is also licensed to produce art tile based on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Charley Harper.

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Artist Highlights

Avolio Glasswerks

Avolio Glasswerks

Judith Konesni and Michael Fortin create the glass artwork known as Avolio Artwerks. Konesni began glassblowing at the University of Toledo in 1980, before moving to Kalamazoo in 1997. In 2002, she founded the West Michigan Glass Society and met Fortin. Fortin was born in Michigan’s upper peninsula in 1973. He has been involved as an artist for more than 20 years, first as a musician and now, for more than 15 years, as a glass artist.

Alexa Karabin

Alexa Karabin, Kalamazoo

Karabin is an artist who works with watercolor, makes paint, and does a variety of other processes. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. She now lives on a 10-acre former Christmas Tree farm in Kalamazoo, where she scavenges for materials and inspiration. She said her favorite materials are watercolors made out of her grandmother’s jewelry, 24k gold leaf, glass, and other found materials.

Robert Morris

Bob Morris, Kalamazoo

Bob took his first ceramics course at KVCC after retiring from the Upjohn Company. He works primarily in crystalline glazes because no two crystalline pieces can ever be the same – a bit like snowflakes. He typically creates pots that are food safe, dishwasher safe and microwaveable.

Tom Richards

Tom Richards, Portage

Tom has a background in theatre and had directed quite a few local plays until he discovered clay during a class at the KIA. His clean lines and simple glazes on his pieces have an Asian influence. The thinness of his work is somewhat unique. People expect it to be heavy and are always surprised it is more like fine china than heavy clay. Tom currently teaches at the Kirk Newman Art School.

Tom Rumsey

Tom Rumsey, Delton

“The gnarled and twisted piece of wood caught my attention. Slowly as the lathe turned, a free-form bowl shape began to emerge. It seemed to appear as if it has been there all along.” Being instrumental in the subtle awakening of a piece of wood is at the heart and soul of Rumsey’s work. Tom’s work has been accepted as part of the KIA’s West Michigan Area Show in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Young ae Park

Young ae Park

Park has been a student at the KIA’s Kirk Newman Art School since 1999. Working in clay for Young is very gratifying, because it engages the body and mind simultaneously. Her heritage is evident in the combining of oriental detail with contemporary style. Teapots are her specialty, but she also creates lovely tableware.