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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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Road to Greenbuild - Our Charity Partner

Fireclay Tile is very excited to support Greenbuild’s 2012 Legacy Project in San Francisco!

This year the USGBC, the US Green Building Council, is holding their annual international conference and expo, Greenbuild, on green building in San Francisco in November.  Not only is Fireclay Tile an exhibitor, but we are also a proud supporter of Greenbuild’s 2012 Legacy Project

Background
Since 2003, Greenbuild has had a Legacy Project in the host city to service, educate and thank the host city.   Earlier this year, the USGBC Northern CA Chapter and Greenbuild committee members reached out for proposals.  The goals of the projects are to increase the quality of life in an environmentally positive manner, give back to the community and service a big area of San Francisco.

Legacy Project Chosen
By the deadline, 20 proposals were received ranging from projects involving primary schools, bathrooms in public areas, public gardens and science-based programs.  After tough review, the panel decided upon two urban gardens in San Francisco:  Potrero Hill Texas Street Farm and The Tenderloin Vertical Garden. 

Potrero Hill Texas Hill Garden

The Tenderloin Vertical Garden

Green Element:  Longevity
What isn’t so obvious about this year’s Legacy Project is that the funds are not merely for initial set-up.  Funds from this project are also used for managing and maintaining the seedbeds as well as training youth from the community to run the program.

Being in-line with so many of Fireclay’s values,  Legacy Project 2012 has us especially Fired Up! We will be donating proceeds based on several initiatives we are doing at the show. 

For more information:
USGBC Northern California Chapter, http://www.usgbc-ncc.org/

Greenbuild, http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/home.aspx

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