Moravian Tile Factory

The Moravian Pottery and Tile factory was built in 1912 by Henry Mercer. It is right near his home of Fonthill Castle.

Mercer developed a method of tile making called "Slip Blanket". He based this on his travels to Spain. And Moravian tiles were very popular during the Arts & Crafts movement in America.


You can visit the moravian tile factory to purchase their products or to take a tour. Check their website for more information, days, and times.






Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works -

Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) was one of the leading figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. His unique ceramic murals, pavings, and sculptural reliefs were of great importance to the reform of architectural decoration early in the twentieth century.

This book documents all of Mercer's catalogued tile designs as well as his art pottery and the subjects of his major themes. The bibliography includes all of Mercer's publications in his several fields of interest and comprehensive lists of the literature about him, his work, and the ceramic art of his times.


Creating Custom Art Tiles: The Moravian Method - This easy to follow how-to guide shows you step by step how to create your own unique raised relief art tiles using the 'slip blanket' method developed by Henry Chapman Mercer, founder of The Moravian Tile Works in the late 1800's. Dozens of (b/w) photos plus practical tips guide you through every step of the process, including how to make a plaster mold of your finished piece. Begin creating your own custom art tiles today--Here's how!

































































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