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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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Explore the Softer Side: 3 Ways to Use Industrial-Style Brick in Your Home

Our Brick Shown in Cotton and Snow; Image: Malcolm Fearon, Bliss Images

Known for it's durability, industrial strength, and low maintenance characteristics, we often see Architects and Designers gravitate toward Brick for commercial projects, but don't let Brick's industrial aesthetic keep you from overlooking it as an option for your home–because like those of us who can't help but pet a cute dog walking by, Brick has a softer side.

Depending on the style you are going for, Brick can work just about anywhere.  We recommend this sturdy material for everything from kitchen backsplashes, and accent walls to shower surrounds and even flooring!  Still nervous?  Here are 3 sure-fire ways to incorporate Brick into your homely abode.

Keep it light

We often associate lighter hues with words such as soft, natural, and welcoming, and the same can be said for our Brick colors Snow, Cotton, Silk and Glacier. These light hues add a sense of softness to the naturally industrial quality of Brick.  The installation below creates a soft and welcoming blend with our Brick hues, Cotton and Snow to add dimension and warmth to this traditional setting.

Our Brick shown in Cotton and Snow;  Image: Malcolm Fearon, Bliss Images

Try a fresh take on a classic style

Arranging our Brick in a classic offset pattern is a great way to freshen up an otherwise traditional space.  We love how this rustic kitchen installation mimics a classic white subway tile backsplash with our bright white Brick color, Snow.  The Brick creates puts a contemporary spin on a timeless design, creating a look that will last a lifetime, in both durability and style.

Our Brick shown in Snow; Image: Pottery Barn

Embrace Brick's Industrial Side

Brick is an industrial material, so why not embrace it's inherent aesthetic and opt for a contemporary space with industrial flare?  To achieve this look try paring a darker shade of Brick such as our color, Monterey Bay with warm grays, metal fixtures and textured wood finishes.

Our Brick shown in Monterey Bay; Image: Twisted Tours Photography

Interested in learning more ways to use or Brick?  Simply fill out one of our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you within 24 hours.

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