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Hardy Jones - A Customer and An Artist

Hardy Jones - A Customer and An Artist

The Fireclay Tile Boneyard gets to see its fair share of local Bay Area artists. Many of these are mosaic artists interested in finding beautiful tile to use in their designs, but sometimes we get an artist of another medium scavenging the yard for the perfect material to complement one of their other works.

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Pacific Community Ventures 2010 Annual Showcase and Luncheon

Pacific Community Ventures 2010 Annual Showcase and Luncheon

Yesterday Fireclay Tile had the priveledge of joining ~25 other companies at the Pacific Community Ventures 2010 Showcase and Luncheon. It was a fantastic event full of great companies, amazing supporters, and a group from Pacific Community Ventures (PCV) that can't be beat.

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EcoHome Magazine Features Fireclay Tile

A granite quarry in San Jose, Calif., struck an unusual business agreement with the Fireclay Tile factory next door. The quarry gives its rock dust to the tile company, which uses it to create its Debris series—a name that unabashedly markets the product’s 60% recycled content.

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Product Highlight: Cuerda Seca Decorative Tiles

Product Highlight: Cuerda Seca Decorative Tiles

Fireclay Tile has been making handpainted decorative Cuerda Seca tiles for over 15 years. Beyond our natural, lead-free glazes, we paint our cuerda secas onto our recycled Debris Series clay body, creating what we believe is the highest quality, most sustainable decorative tile available anywhere in the world.

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Over 70% Recycled Tile - Debris Series Now with Recycled Porcelain!

Over 70% Recycled Tile - Debris Series Now with Recycled Porcelain!

Every so often things just work out. For us at Fireclay Tile who deal with locally sourced recycled materials, that is not always the case. For years we would trudge from place to place, asking for scrap materials that we thought might be useful for our tile, generally getting dismissed for being small and artistic. Many years later, though, our Debris Series Recycled Tile is the most sustainable ceramic tile in the world, and features more recycled material than anything else out there.

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SJ Mercury News: San Jose Tile Maker Reclaims Landfill-Bound Porcelain

Paul Burns, the president of San Jose's Fireclay Tile, describes himself as more of a scavenger than a die-hard environmentalist.  He values thrift and resourcefulness, and his company has been making recycled tiles for kitchens, baths and other uses for 10 years. Now, he is taking recycled tile to the next level, and the proof is in the porcelain.

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Clay Expectations - Featured Artists - Part 2 - Bella Vista Tile

Clay Expectations - Featured Artists - Part 2 - Bella Vista Tile

Old-world beauty and elegance is something you don’t necessarily have to travel to Italy or Rome to see. Nor do you need to travel to Turkey or to the jeweled-like domed buildings of Saint Petersburg, Russia. In fact, you may be surprised to find that such craft and beauty can be seen right here in the US.

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Clay Expectations - Featured Artists - Part 1 - Janet Ontko

There’s nothing better to come across than a great piece of art-- art that is calming and reminds you of home. From bird houses, to sculptures, to little mouse card holders, the collection from Janet Ontko Clay Forms will draw you in and charm your hearts. Fireclay Tile was very blessed to have met Janet Ontko recently at “Clay Expectations: A Festival of Tiles and Mosaics,” which was held on September 12th, in downtown Oakland. We had neighboring tables at this event, and upon meeting, became very good friends.

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Welcome to Fireclay Tile’s Design Blog, dedicated to sustainable and beautiful design for people + the planet. We have invited several of our staff + friends to share their stories and inspirations with us. Do you have a Fireclay Story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you.

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