Be Amazed: Coverings 2021 Artisans in Tile Series


Our exploration of the wide-variety of content-rich learning opportunities from Coverings 2021 is coming to a close. We have reviewed the sessions that were concentrated in three conference tracksMaterials & Trends, Workforce & Profits, and Installation & Fabricationas well as educational opportunities that took place on the show floor, including the presentations on the Installation Demonstration Stage and the Engage Interviews.

Now last, but certainly not least, let’s dive into the amazing Artisans in Tile seven-part series that was broadcasted live onsite in the Coverings Lounge and virtually. The tile artisan team of Lee Callewaert of Dragonfly Tile and Stone Works, Grafton, Wisconsin, and Joshua Nordstrom of Tierra Tile, Homer, Alaska – both Certified Tile Installers – joined forces to demonstrate and share their insights on the design, build, and installation of the Florida gator-themed mosaic tile project. Moderated by the National Tile Contractors Association training director, Mark Heinlein, they also highlighted the historical importance of tile installation as an artisan craft.

Meet the Artisans: The Artisan Process


Artisans at Work: Shaping, Scribing


Pre-Mounting Mosaic Inlays


Setting the Mosaic: Part 1


Setting the Mosaic: Part 2


Unleash the Art: Completing the Piece


Final Presentation: Flip the Switch!



No matter your area of expertise, Coverings’ learning opportunities provide viewers with the relevant information industry pros need to excel in today’s highly competitive tile, stone, and design marketplace. If you’re looking for more great industry content, be sure to attend the free webinars as part of Coverings Connected on November 17 and February 23 (National Tile Day!) and Coverings 2022 set for April 5-8 in Las Vegas. Free registration for the November 17 Coverings Connected and Coverings 2022 are now open.