TexTiles is a juried exhibition and sale that explores contemporary tile making. A national call for entries was issued in June for artists to submit new works using ceramic tile, ceramic mosaic, or glazed brick to reflect the artists’ interpretation of the complex history of the textile industry in South Carolina, once known as the Textile Capital of the World. Internationally recognized ceramists and educators of Clemson University, Valerie Zimany and Daniel Bare, served as jurors to award over $3,000 in prizes.

Participating tile artisans include nationally acclaimed artists such as Sherri Warner Hunter, Janet Kozachek, and Susan Tunick. An additional piece in the show was made from an original design by Henry Chapman Mercer, compliments of TileWorks Executive Director, ceramist and mosaic artist, Katia McGuirk.