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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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The Hexagon: Six Sides, Infinite Options

our 2" and 4" Hexagons in Mint Satin and Mica

The Hexagon, our favorite six-sided shape, finds its origins in nature due to it's highly efficient structure.  But hexagons aren't only found in nature–Through the years this organically geometric shape has made an appearance in all facets of design, and with timeless qualities, we don't see it going anywhere any time soon.  Both chic and classic, the hexagon is a shape that will be on trend for a lifetime.

With a variety of sizes and hundreds of colors to choose from, Hexagons offer literally endless possibilities when it comes to design.  From traditional to contemporary, hexagons complement any style.  With sizes ranging from 2" to 12" there is the perfect size for any project.

Our Hexagon shape in 2" - 12" shown in

Introduced in the 19th Century as a design feature, the Hexagon works well in any traditional setting.  For classic interiors we suggest choosing a solid, neutral color, in a relatively small size.  For a truly traditional look, frame your hexagons with trim similar to the way the bathroom installation below has done.

Bathroom installation featuring our Hexagon shape in Malt

The use of hexagons will add a subtle pop of pattern to a traditional interior without overwhelming the overall space.

Bathroom installation featuring our 4" Hexagon in Shell

The hexagon's geometric shape will infuse any space with graphic pattern, making them a great option for contemporary interiors as well.  For a sleek, streamlined look try a white hexagon in a contemporary kitchen.  To make the pattern stand out even more, pair the white hexagons with a dark grout.  Feeling really bold? Pair a larger sized hexagon in a black or charcoal gray hue with slick appliances and wood accents.  For a contemporary look on the playful side try a colorful hexagon mosaic such as in the bathroom installation below.

Bathroom shower pan installation featuring our glass hexagons in Morning Glory Matte, Forget Me Not Matte, Icicle Matte, Wallflower Matte, Lamb's Ear Matte, Blueberry Matte

Hexagons aren't limited to ceramic tile, they come in Glass too!  Offered in a smaller, 2" size, our glass hexagons are a great option for mosaics.  Along with the pillowy soft appearance of glass, the hexagon creates a unique, geometric look with organic appeal.  Glass hexagons are a great choice if you want to use glass tile on the bathroom floor, but fear the material will be too slippery.  The small size of the hexagon tiles will require more grout, creating more slip resistance.

Bathroom Installation featuring our tile in Icicle, Dusty Olive, Wallflower, Island Flower and Plankton

Need help designing with Hexagons?  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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