b'TECHNICALGet inspired to introduce clients to artisanship in tile installationsTwo master craftsmen demonstrate the skills and techniques of creating tile art at Coverings IDEBy Lesley Goddin, EditorIn the tile industry, a lot of empha- on the show floor during Coverings. sis is put into technical excellence,Lee Callewaert of Dragonfly Tile flawlessinstallationandfollow- &StoneWorks,Grafton,Wis.,is ing standards for long-term perfor- teaming up with Joshua Nordstrom mance. ofTierraTileinHomer,Alaska, These are all critically importantforapowerfuldemonstrationof aspectsofinstallation.Butsome- artistry and craftsmanship that tile times the art that is inherent ouroffers in the hands of masters. industryandthevalueitbringsTheabstractfortheproject canbeoverlooked.Yetafterall,describesitsgoals:Thislive theenduringamazingbeautyofdemonstrationwillfocusonthe a flawless tile or stone installationendlesspossibilitiesofincorpo-isbreathtakingandunforgettable,ratingartisticdesignsintoyour and brings incomparable value andtileinstallations.Tilecontractors pride to the client, the craftspeople who created it and the trade. Above: Master artisans Lee Callewaert NTCAhaspartneredwithtwo(l.) of Grafton, Wisconsins Dragonfly mastercraftspeopleforagroundTile & Stone Works and Joshua Nordstrom of Homer, Alaskas Tierra breaking series of sessions detailingTile are collaborating on a project at astep-by-stepprocessofcreatingCoverings that offers instruction and a complex mosaic mural that willinstallation demos on incorporating artisanship into tile installations. becomethestuffoflegends,right 76TileLetter | 2020'