San Jose Mercury News for our reproduction of 100-year old tile from a Spanish-style Mission-revival house.

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Shannon Malone

Shannon Malone

Social Media Maven

Shannon joined the team in 2013 as Fireclay's Social Media Maven. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, Shannon pursued her lifelong passion for interior design by working as a freelance writer for Houzz. Her interest in design related content eventually led her to Fireclay where she gets to spend her day spreading the Fireclay word and help get tile to the people!

Favorite thing about Fireclay: The beautiful handmade nature of our tile, especially our new Handpainted Collections.

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Susanne Redfield

Susanne Redfield

Creative Consultant

Tile designer and ceramist Susanne Kibak Redfield merges her Danish roots and love of traditional crafts with a modern sense of restraint that brings just enough to the design without going over the top. After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1981, Susanne started her own business making ceramic tiles. She introduced Kibak Tile through Kneedler Fauchere, a revered interior showroom to the trade, then spent twenty five years in a successful relationship with Ann Sacks. "I began hearing about Fireclay Tile, their sustainable story and youthful energy really captured my imagination, I absolutely wanted to be part a company that really cares about tomorrow. Designing product for Fireclay Tile is energizing, truly inspirational.

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“A Mission Revival Rises Amid the Palms” - San Jose Mercury News August 8, 2009

Fireclay Tile was recently featured in the San Jose Mercury News for our reproduction of 100-year old tile from a Spanish-style Mission-revival house.

“The stark white house at the end of Plaza Drive in San Jose’s historic Palm Haven neighborhood takes you by surprise. It’s a small single story on a corner lot. But its domed tower and decorative parapet across the roofline force you to take a second look.

This is Michael Borbely’s mini-masterpiece — a recently completed Mission Revival house of stucco and tile that took years of research to create with the help of a local tile company to reproduce century-old details.

It’s not a big house, but it’s a flexible house,” he says. “I see this as able to double as a dining space” or a gracious area for wine receptions. A wainscoting of colorful tile, reproduced by Fireclay Tile, came from a 100-year-old photograph Borbely found.”

We were proud to be part of such a wonderful project!

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