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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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Installation Stories: Patterns Play in This Contemporary Bathroom Remodel

You are all probably familiar with our customer Trey's bathroom from these eye-catching photos we are constantly featuring on our website–if you're not be sure to check them out!  Believe it or not, this stunner of a project was only his guest bathroom! After having such a fun experience with Fireclay the first time around, Trey went for round two, using our tile once again in his master bathroom remodel.  The recently completed project features a contemporary cool color palette of Crater Lake and Dark Chocolate, in a variety of pattern and sizes–Parquet in the shower, Straight Set on the walls and floors, and an Offset border encompassing a beautiful Handpainted design.  We got to have a quick chat with Trey about his second Fireclay experience and the inspiration behind the design.

Hi Trey!  First of all how did you hear about Fireclay Tile?

Trey – I heard about Fireclay through my co-worker who is married to your founder, Paul Burns.  Your showroom designer, Wendy helped us through the project.  I enjoyed surrendering our idea to her and trusting her creative influence and direction.

The shower features Crater Lake in a 2x4 Parquet pattern, as well as a variety of field tile in a variety of sizes ranging rom 2x2 to 6x12

What did your bathroom look like before the remodel? What did you change?

Trey – We remodeled our one bedroom, one bathroom hillside house built in 1938 to a two bedroom, 2 bathroom.  We transformed this bathroom into the master, and the other a guest bathroom, which we finished last year.  We used Fireclay for both projects. and used Fireclay for both.


A custom Cuerda Seca Design lines the floor, bordered by field Tile in Crater Lake and Dark Chocolate

What style or look were you trying to achieve?

Trey – We were going for a Contemporary Spanish Mediterranean style.

What inspired the color scheme and design?

Trey – Since I had informed her we would be remodeling another bathroom in our house, your design consultant Emily sent me some tile samples after Fireclay sent over camera crew to take photographs of the first bathroom we created.  One of the tiles she sent became the inspiration, and after Wendy was the one who helped come up with the overall color scheme and design.

Did you work with a tile installer or contractor?  Did you face any installation challenges?

Trey – We worked with a contractor who also is an installer.  He did have some challenges, but he met with Wendy in person and was able to resolve any issues he had.

Did you work with a designer?

Trey – The only designer we worked with was Wendy from Fireclay.

Thanks for chatting with us, Trey!

Love this look?  Shop Crater Lake now.  Need some help?  Simply call, chat or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.

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