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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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Watch How It’s Done…Fireclay Sustainable Manufacturing in Action!

Fireclay TIle Manufacturing Video

We take great pride in not only the materials we use but the sustainable, local manufacturing that happens each and every day in our Aromas, CA factory. WIth the help of James from James Green TV, this video highlights each and every step we go through in making each and every tile order.
 
As you will see, we make each order for you, and love every minute of it! Enjoy!
 
 
 
Here are the steps we take to make each and every piece of tile we ship:
 
1) We receive and review your order
2) Order entered into proprietary database and sent to manufacturing facility
3) Order received by production and enters electronic queue
4) Gather raw materials
5) Materials mixed together in closed-loop manufacturing process
6) Tile extruded into appropriate shapes and sizes
7) If decorative pieces have been added, we hand press (relief) or machine press (raised) those decoratives
8) Pieces are air dried
9) Tiles enter dryer and are dried
10) Bisque firing
11) Glazes required for order are identified and mixed
12) Bisque unloaded from kiln
13) Tiles goes to glazing department for glazing
14) Glazed pieces loaded back into kiln
15) Kiln fired
16) Tiles unloaded from kiln
17) Quality control
18) Order is packed in recycled bozxes and sawdust
19) Order is shipped and shipping notification sent
 
It's truly a wonderful process, and one we are constantly striving to make better for both our customers and our environment.
 
We hope this gives you a better understanding of the care and attention we put into each and every order we make at Fireclay TIle.

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