Nov. 6, 2013
Here at Fireclay Tile, a surefire way to make our day is hearing from happy customers. This week we got an email from Megan in California who chose a Vitrail Series 3 x 6 in Topaz for the backsplash in her kitchen.
"We were remodelling our kitchen and came across Fireclay tile on a design blog. Looking into them more we appreciated their ethics and that the materials were locally made. We chose our tile and the custom color. As we were nearing the end of the job we realized we didn't have enough tile. I contacted Fireclay tile and fortunately they had made extra. I picked it up and we finished the job. Everyday I see our tile backsplash I love it. It is the signature piece in the kitchen. I couldn't be happier". Megan, CA.
Thanks Megan! We think your project turned out beautifully.
For more design inspiration check out our gallery. If you've got a story or photo you'd like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy tiling!
Oct. 31, 2013
The team here at Fireclay Tile wanted to share some of our finer moments in front of the camera.
Here we capture the team in the heat of a poker battle. Who wins we might ask? One may never know. But we do make great tile.
Charades is a word guessing game and a favorite pastime for children and adults alike. However, in order to play this game and be successful, the team will soon find that tile isn't everything.
Oct. 29, 2013
We are currently shooting our next round of Fireclay TIle Videos! We love video, as it's both a great way for us to highlight who we are as a company and also to educate our customers.
We work with Markwood Films out of Los Angeles, who have shot videos for us and our friends at New Ravenna. Eric, our CEO, also went to high school with Alex from Markwood, so that may have something to do with it! But honestly, they rock and do a great job of showing off the beauty of artisan companies.
Here are some awesome excerpts from Day 1 of filming!
Alex and Kat from Markwood Films getting the team ready
Emily and Mayra getting ready to dance!
Our Founder and Chief Ceramicist, Paul, getting down with Sabrina, Curtis, and Nolan
We can't wait to show you the full videos in another month. In the meantime, check out all the other Fireclay Tile videos on our website.
Oct. 7, 2013
On Sunday, October 6th, 36 members of the Fireclay Team gathered on a crisp fall morning to race in the San Jose 1/2 Marathon / 5 mile Mini-Marathon. Sporting some fresh new "Tile to the People" athletic shirts, the team was looking smart as we hustled over from the San Jose Showroom to the start line.
Our fearless leader and CEO, Eric Edelson, donned a life-sized tile costume emblazoned with the Fireclay Logo and ran the lion's share of the 13.1 mile race with it on. Pausing only briefly for photos or to jump on stage to rock out with one of the bands scattered throughout course, Eric could be heard shouting words of encouragment to all the runners he passed on his mission to bring tile to the people!
Post-race we reconvened at Fireclay HQ, where we were joined by more of the team, family, and significant others for some delicious BBQ and cold drinks to talk over the race and relax in the sunshine. In spite of the sore muscles we all experienced this morning (I hope I wasn't the only one), sharing food and the feeling of accomplishment crossing the finish line made for a very special day indeed.
Aug. 2, 2013
We are excited to share the finished photos of a recent project from Debra Nichols Design. This installation of memorial donor tiles can be found at Cal Memorial Stadium on the UC Berkeley campus. The banks of Cal Traditions panels and donor tiles occur between historic arches inside the main concourse. Fireclay Tile was able to provide custom printed donor tiles featuring each donors name on our Debris Series recycled clay body tile.
400 donors attended an event this week where the new donor tile installation was unveiled. Thank you DND for letting Fireclay be part of such a special installation. GO BEARS!
Jun. 20, 2013
Our friends at Cultivate - an online resource for kitchen inspiration, have launched an exciting competition that's sure to get the creative juices flowing. Cultivate members (don't worry - if you aren't a member its free to join at cultivate.com) can enter to win $500 towards their dream Fireclay Tile backsplash by coloring the best Cuerda Seca design. Visit www.fireclaytile.com/color-it to get started.
Jun. 20, 2013
We are thrilled to announce our new Fireclay Tile Employee Ownership Plan. We have carved out part of our company's ownership for our team members, and now everyone has a chance to be a partial owner of our company.
We did this for a few reasons:
- We have large aspirations as a company and as a brand, and as we grow we want everyone to share in both the work and any potential upside. Aligning everyone we felt was very impotant to achieve our goals.
- We want all of us to treat each other as if we each are each owners, and to treat our customers as if it is their company that they are buying from. Thus, it was essential that everyone actually owned part of the company.
- Fireclay has been around since 1986, and during that time there never was an opportunity for all team members to become owners. Creating the legal means for this to happen made tremendous sense.
- Lastly we have an amazing group of team members, and many have been with us for 10+ years. Making all of our colleagues a part owner was very much deserved.
We look forward to bringing on more team members to our team and to our family. If you are interested in joining this growing company please check out our current open positions here.
Today is a great day!
Eric and Paul
May. 14, 2013
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!
Apr. 5, 2013