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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

130 E. Swamp Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901

The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works (MPTW) is a "working history" museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery's founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer. Mercer, a major proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement in America, directed the work at the pottery from 1898 until his death in 1930. The reproduction tiles made today are made using Mercer's original molds and clay that is obtained locally. The Tile Works is one of three cast-in-place concrete structures built by Mercer. The others include Fonthill, which is located on the same property and served as his home; and the Mercer Museum, located approximately one mile away.

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