Sep. 18, 2013
Feeling the urge to be creative? Looking for some design inspiration? Come by our Boneyard to get started on your next DIY home improvement project.
Tailor made for the bargain hunter and DIYer, Fireclay's Boneyard features overstock and factory seconds at a huge discount from retail. Prices are 70-90% off and range from $10 a box to $10 a sq/ft. Dig around a little and you'll find some unique, beautiful, first quality Fireclay products along with gorgeous decoratives, moldings, and Cuerda Secas.
Here's a couple of gorgeous DIY fireplace surrounds made from the Boneyard:
Don't have a fireplace? Already tiled your kitchen backsplash? Here's a few more Boneyard ideas to get those creative juices flowing:
Grab an empty planter box or flower pot to put a unique mosaic tile spin on.
Tired of the way that old table looks? Why not add some color pop to it? Transform it from boring to a conversation piece.
Looking for a thoughtful, fun, personal gift to give friends? We've got just the right materials for DIY tile trivets (A trivet is an object placed between a serving dish or bowl, and a dining table, to protect the table from heat or water damage - yes, I googled it). Throw 4 rubber feet on the bottom so you don't scratch that beautiful counter and you're in business.
Or how about a set of tile coasters? Come by the Boneyard and buy a few sets of Boneyard Cuerda Seca. Pick up some small rubber feet at your local hardward store to put on the bottom of each coaster (you don't want your thoughtful gift to score your friends favorite coffee table). Sign the bottom and voila! Perfect gifts for those friends that are always throwing dinner parties.
Frame in a mirror with some colorful 2" x 4" pieces or create a fun mosaic design.
Grab some larger tiles to cut and use to create a garden mosaic. Or try the smaller embossed pieces. Boneyard mosaic possibilities are endless!
Apr. 10, 2013
Join local mosaic artist Delaine Hackney and Fireclay Tile for a garden mosaic workshop on May 18th. Delaine will help walk you through the design process as well as share a few tricks of the trade so that you can create the garden mosaic of your dreams. The Fireclay Tile boneyard will be the perfect setting for inspiration, and tons of access to colorful recycled tile for your mosaic masterpiece. Please be sure to email Delaine to save your spot. We look forward to meeting all the budding mosaic artists out there!
Dec. 14, 2012
Start 2013 with a Garden Mosaic Workshop with professional mosaicist Delaine Hackney. Delaine will be teaching a class at Fireclay in San Jose on Saturday, February 9 from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. Delaine is an experienced teacher (as well as a professional mosaicist) and is very welcoming to those new to and familiar with mosaics. The class costs $90, which includes materials and the use of her mosaic tools. Please bring your lunch or feel free to walk one block to Zapata's.
If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please email or call Delaine - she'd be happy to help! You may also register for her class by clicking here.
Delaine's email/phone: email@example.com 415-517-1507
Sep. 18, 2012
Have Fun with Mosaics at Fireclay - Saturday, October 20th!
On Saturday, October 20th, Fireclay in San Jose will have another fantastic Mosaic Class, instructed by Delaine Hackney, a professional mosaic artist. Delaine has taught many mosaic classes and quite a few of them at Fireclay Tile. She is a great teacher and very encouraging to beginners. Delaine will provide all tools and supplies (including Fireclay tile). Please bring your lunch or you can visit our local, Zapata's, for Mexican food.
The class is from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm on Saturday, October 20th and the cost is $90. The class will take place at Fireclay Tile in San Jose. To register or ask questions, contact Delaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 415-517-1507. She'd love to hear from you!!
Jun. 1, 2012
Long-time Fireclay fans will often associate Fireclay pavers with Mexican Saltillo tiles, but did you know Fireclay makes their own pavers? See below!
From top to bottom: stair tread, stair tread corner, 12"x12" paver
These pavers are made with our Debris Series clay body and are 12”x12”. We recommend that the tiles are sealed before installation and every year after installation. The sealant makes it difficult for slippery moss to grow, tree droppings to stain and maintains the integrity of the tile surface. Fireclay or your tile installer can seal them prior to installation.
The path to the front door of the Fireclay San Jose showroom
The photo above was taken in front of our San Jose showroom. As you can see, it has a Fireclay spin. The 12”x12” tiles closest are Debris Series tiles with Cuerda Seca Corners. Past the Cuerda Seca Alcazares border, you’ll see the Star & Cross Debris tile used as pavers. The “awesome” (as Eric would say) characteristic of the Star & Cross pattern is that it is kiln-glazed so it never needs to be sealed AND it can be used indoors or outdoors. This pattern is an excellent choice for flooring with a continuous-look and multiple requirements. The Fireclay pavers do not age as dramatically as the Mexican Saltillo tile, so the look is more consistent from year to year. Next time you stop by, be sure to check out our pavers!
May. 24, 2012
From the previous posts, one could easily presume we are obsessed with Mosaics. Only this entry, the mosaics we're writing about are YOURS!! On June 27, Delaine Hackney (who has her work inside and outside of the Showroom) is teaching a mosaic class here at Fireclay in San Jose. She would love to share her expertise with you. Delaine has all the tools and supplies you'll need. She loves beginners, so there's no excuse not to try it out! The class is on Wednesday, June 27 from 10.30 am - 3.00 pm and costs $80. For lunch, either bring your lunch or you can go to our local, Zapata's. Please email Delaine directly if you have questions or want to register.
Apr. 9, 2012
Looking to add a little more sunshine to your weekend?
The following two Saturdays, April 14 and 21, Mosaic Artist Delaine Hackney will be teaching a hands on instructional pet protraiture mosaic-making workshop at our Fireclay Tile Boneyard. $135 gets you all the tools and tricks for the two-day session to designing a winning mosaic!
Visit Delaine's website to register for this weekends workshop or to ask any more specific questions about the event.
Can't make it this weekend? That's okay, check back in with us soon for another great mosaic workshop!
Jan. 18, 2012
Looking to add a little more sunshine to your weekend?
This Saturday, January 21st, Mosaic Artist Delaine Hackney will be teaching a hands on instructional mosaic making workshop at our Fireclay Tile Boneyard. $80 gets you all the tools and tricks to designing a winning garden mosaic!
Visit Delaine's website to register for this weekends workshop.
Questions? Call Dearsy, our showroom diva at 408.275.1182 (or email dearsy @ fireclaytile.com)
between 9am and 5pm Tuesday through Friday
Can't make it this weekend? That's okay, check back in with us soon for the 2012 schedule of mosaic workshops!
Sep. 8, 2011
Exciting Mosaic Classes In October at Fireclay TIle's San Jose Factory Showroom
In October Delaine Hackney is offering a great class on Pet Portraiture. Read about the success of these classes as told by the San Jose Mercury Times! All supplies and materials are included, and each participant will recieve 10% off any Fireclay Tile Boneyard purchase. To register just email Delaine at email@example.com.
Classes are two consecutive Saturdays and the fees total $135, which includes all supplies and tiles.
Jun. 19, 2011
To register email Delaine here!