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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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Color Spotlight: Scarlet Red

Our Glazed Thin Brick in Scarlet

Valentine's Day–You either love it, or you hate it, either way our color spotlight this week is red hot!  Infused with a rich splash of color, our fiery red Glazed Thin Brick color, Scarlet is not for the faint of heart.  With subtle touches of variation and rich, weathered texture, our red brick is sure to make a bold statement.  Wondering how to use this vibrant hue?  We have a few ideas that will leave you smitten with Scarlet.

Scarlet is one of those hues that looks great in moderation.  With a strong demand for attention, we think it looks best when used as an accent color.  We suggest using Scarlet as a backsplash, a fireplace surround, or a wall you would like to highlight.  Where ever Scarlet is used it becomes the center of attention, so be absolutely sure of the area you want to highlight!  Once you decide where to use Scarlet, try pairing the bold and beautiful hue with our favorite contemporary neutrals, such as our Glazed Thin Brick colors Cotton and Alcatraz.

Our Glazed Thin Brick in Cotton and Alcatraz

Scarlet will also look great paired with wood finishes and industrial metals such as steel and iron.  We have fallen in love with the way the designers of this contemporary home covered an entire wall with a similiar red brick, and extended it to the exterior, framed by steel.  the wood accents add warmth to the decor, creating an inviting space you'd love to cozy up to.

Design by WoodWoodWard Architecture; Image: ARCHITECUREAU.  Photo Credit: John Gollings

Have commitment issues?  We get it, tile is long-term, and tying yourself down to one color is a big decision.  In this case we suggest using a red similar to our Scarlet hue on a less permanent surface, and pair it with a neutral tile you'll never tire of.  We love how this kitchen painted their cabinets a bold and vibrant red while sticking to our Glazed Thin Brick in our contemporary neutrals, Cotton and Snow.  If they ever decide red is not the color for them they can simply re-paint!  And trust us, re-painting is much easier that switching out your tile!

Kitchen installation featuring our Glazed Thin Brick in Cotton and Snow.  Photo by Malcolm Fearon, Bliss Images

Need help designing with Scarlet?  We are here to help!  Simply fill out our design assistance form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you within 24 hours.

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