Trish Metzner

2018 Commercial Design Winner: Creative Tile in Public Spaces

The Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects.

An esteemed panel of notable editors and leading designers evaluated submissions based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose, and gave special recognition to those projects exemplifying spectacular tile and stone applications. Congratulations to Trish Metzner and the 2018 CID Award Winners!

Breaking Boundaries

Trish Metzner is a Tile Artist and Arts Program Developer from Philadelphia, PA. She creates all types of mosaic art from backsplashes to murals. After years working with arts organizations such as Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and The Village of Arts and Humanities, she developed personal methods informed by the legacy of past pioneers in the fields of mosaic, public art and arts education. Her work posits the artist as a bridgebuilder and catalyst for community improvment. Her entrepreneurial vision for community development and her leadership style is informed by larger concepts of creative placemaking. Her methods access a deeper awareness of the interconnectivity of all things, that includes our power to shape the places we live. 

Trish recently directed a three year mural project in rural Mexico, "The Great Wall of Zacatlan," where she taught mosaic to local volunteers and designed a multi-year plan of action for developing creative industry in the small agricultural town.  From 2014-17 her apprentices became a highly skilled team who are continuing to improve the artistic landscape of their town. She currently hosts traveling mosaic workshops within the US and Mexico.

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Philadelphia muralist, Trish Metzner, spent nearly three years in Mexico teaching a team of volunteer apprentices her mosaic techniques. She and her team of fourteen created  "The Great Wall of Zacatlan."

 Zacatlan de Las Manzanas, Puebla Mexico