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Since 1986, we’ve worked hand in glove with Architects, Designers, Contractors, and Installers who value handmade American tiles. Whatever the size of your project, you can expect personal service from our experienced tile experts, free samples, design assistance, discounts, and more.
With the majority of the Tile we sell originating from our California Factory and an ever-evolving menu of best-selling products available for Quick Ship, we’ll always give you lead times you can count on.
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Broad Oaks Construction
San Francisco, California
Evening Glow 2x8 and Antique Hexite
Broad Oaks Construction
Open Home Photography
Experience instant serenity as you step into this beauty of a bathroom. 2x8 Tile in the Desert Collection’s Evening Glow matches tonal matte paint for a powdery pastel motif finished with hexagon floor Tile in earthy Antique.
Sarah Sherman Samuel
Akoya 6x6, Sheeted 1x1 in Akoya and Halite
Playing off her client's love for dark rooms with plenty of natural light, designer Sarah Sherman Samuel incorporated custom checkerboard mosaic floor tiles with a matching border for Vanessa Carlton's dormer bathroom in her Nashville home.
Anna Elyce Smith
1x6 in Eucalyptus
A drop of color goes a long way in this airy contemporary kitchen. Sheeted 1x6 Tile in pastel Eucalyptus gives this bright kitchen a hint of color and a backsplash to make any guests green with envy.
4x4 in Koi
Coolly contrasting with warm wood cabinetry, a stacked tile backsplash in Gypsum helps this streamlined kitchen stay true to its midcentury roots.
Rebecca Gibbs Design
Star and Cross in Evergreen
Gibbs Design Build
No Bad Things
It’s easy being green for power couple Rebecca and Lucas Gibbs. They teamed up to design and build this covetable Abilene, Texas kitchen that features our Star and Cross Tile in beautiful, bold Evergreen.
Yucca Valley, CA
4x8 in Taxi and City Lights
Made to entertain and inspire, this picture-perfect desert patio is colorfully clad with our true matte non-slip outdoor tiles checkered in warm earth tones.
Flahr Design Build
2x6 in Salton Sea
Flahr Design Build
Start the day in style with this reinvigorated Victorian bathroom. What began as a condemned property now has the hallmarks of a magazine-worthy home including glossy Salton Sea 2x6 Tile that's vertically stacked.
Oakland native Tiffannie White comes to Fireclay with an extensive background in Culinary Arts where she started a company specializing in film catering. With her mother and grandmother's eye for interior design and entrepreneurial spirit embedded in her, Tiffannie studied Architecture and became a Design Consultant with Fireclay Tile. Connecting with people and providing meaningful experiences is her strong suit. Outside of Fireclay, you can catch Tiffannie creating memories with her family, enjoying the outdoors, trying Pinterest recipes, freelancing design projects, and dancing with her kids.
Favorite thing about Fireclay: Getting the opportunity to help a client's design vision come to life, and all the wonderful connections made with both clients and colleagues.
Sabrina grew up in Connecticut, but moved to California a several years ago to San Luis Obispo, where she studied Interior Design. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar and songwriting.
Favorite thing about Fireclay: Seeing all the creative tile ideas designers, architects, and homeowners come up with.
A Southern California native, Kristina found her home in San Francisco when she moved up here for college. She holds degrees in both Journalism & Culinary Arts and has a background as a food and culture writer, cook, & events coordinator. Her proclivity for interior design, patterns, and color led her to pursue a job with Fireclay. From writing to cooking to design, Kristina has always allowed her creative passions to be the driving force behind her career path, but one thing has always remained consistent - her desire to genuinely connect with the folks she interacts with in a meaningful way.
Outside of work, you can find her tending to her houseplants, cuddling her two cats, experimenting in the kitchen, traveling, learning a new craft, and reading anything she can get her hands on.
Favorite Thing About Fireclay: The focus on innovative design and sustainability, our commitment to treading lightly on the earth, and the endless color combinations to find inspiration through!
Brittany’s background in Art History at UC Santa Cruz helped her discover a vast archive of diverse architectural elements and art movements that have become influences in her own life. Her post-graduate education in Interior Design at FIDM and professional experience with sales and design consultant services contributes to her awareness for the design and installation processes. Brittany values personal connections and collaboration with clients while creating long lasting and unique designs using Fireclay tile. Brittany enjoys the yogi-lifestyle, singing/ playing guitar, & anything outdoors.
Favorite thing about Fireclay: Fireclay's company culture & dedication to sustainability.
A Bay Area native through and through, Megan received her Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art & Art History at Saint Mary’s College before venturing across the Bridge to find a home at Fireclay. Megan has always been drawn to the arts and after being introduced to interior design, she quickly realized that tile is truly the art of any space. Megan was initially drawn to Fireclay for their beautiful handmade tile, as their “tread lightly” attitude only served to better the tiles’ beauty. Megan is happiest with a coffee in hand, solving riddles, spending time outdoors, or painting at her kitchen-table-turned-studio.
Favorite thing about Fireclay: The design dogs (and, of course, the tile).
Ariel is a San Diego native with a Bachelor's of Science in Interior Design from San Francisco State University. Ariel worked in the design industry for several years at the San Francisco Design Center before finally landing at Fireclay.
You can find Ariel spending her free time jogging by the beach, doing yoga, snuggling with her dwarf rabbits Raindrop and Schmear, or hunting down the best cup of coffee.
Favorite thing about Fireclay: The people, the amazing tile, and of course the dogs!
A San Francisco native, Terapan graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology and worked in healthcare, sustainability, and visual merchandising before breaking into the interior design industry. He eventually started his own Home Organizing & Design business which introduced him to Fireclay Tile. At Fireclay, he has found a love for the sustainable production process and enjoys guiding clients to thoughtfully manifest their tile dreams. In his free time, you'll find him researching new organizational hacks, planning his next vacation, or looking for new restaurants & bars in SF to explore.
Favorite thing about Fireclay: All the friendly faces. We're all real people who just really love tile.
Wendy attended interior design classes at Canada College which reignited her love for interior design after raising her children. Wendy has previously worked in two high-end showrooms and a design build firm before joining Fireclay. Throughout her 15 years of experience, Wendy's favorite part of a project is still designing with tile.
Favorite thing about Fireclay: The Cuerda Seca handpainted collection. This technique has been popular through out the world for centuries. I love that Fireclay is keeping the art alive.
Bay Area native Mark Jacques joins the Fireclay Tile team after years spent in the A&D industry with Carnegie Fabrics. For over 20 years Mark has used his eye for color and design as an internationally celebrated make-up artist; teaching classes coast to coast while working behind the scenes at globally celebrated events. When not working, Mark can be found producing charity events and volunteering with the non-profit organization he has been a passionate member of for nearly 20 years, having served as Vice President and mentor to many. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his fur babies, cycling, working on projects around the home, and spending time in the kitchen whipping up some magic.
My favorite thing about Fireclay: As a company, we strive to not only better our industry, but also our planet.
Sierra earned her degree's in Interpersonal Communications and Image Consulting. She comes with a diverse background from event planning, to sales, to running a Non-Profit. No matter what Sierra is doing, the two common threads are striving for excellence and being personable. Sierra is an “all-in” person, diligent to master her craft and focusing on the details with a smile and lean-in attitude. Sierra has always appreciated the effect that a well-designed space can have. She would be honored to help create your space to evoke the experience you desire.
Favorite thing about Fireclay Tile: We are a company that cares widely about people, design, making an impact, and creating beauty. We don’t cut corners, just tiles.
Born and raised in Europe, Jane relocated to California in her adolescence. It was there that she found her place in the Bay Area in Santa Cruz, where she studied Art History before moving to Berkeley.
Passionate about the environment, Jane has always chosen to work with the most sustainable and ecologically responsible brands throughout her career.
In her free time you can find Jane exploring new hiking trails with her dog Lada, tending to her garden and hunting for new furniture gems to restore.
Favorite thing about Fireclay: The level of customization, endless color and shape combinations will stoke the creative fire in just about anyone!
Grace is a Californian through and through and has lived all over the state from Oakland to San Diego to Santa Cruz. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Cal State East Bay, with an emphasis in spacial planning and color theory. Grace also has a strong background in visual merchandising, sales management, and installation art. Fireclay perfectly blends her two passions: interior spaces and environmental sustainability. In her off time, you can find Grace crafting, gardening, and playing with her dog Basil!
Favorite thing about Fireclay: The stunning handmade product! Each piece of tile has it's own character and personality that blends with the others for that perfectly, imperfect harmony.
Jennifer is originally from the Midwest and is now based in Boston. After earning her degree in Communications and French, Jennifer spent over a decade working in the fashion industry in New York and Chicago before landing in Boston. It was during this time that she developed her keen eye for design as well as a passion for building meaningful relationships with her clients. A lover of puns and dad jokes, Jennifer also enjoys yoga, painting, cooking, and traveling the world.
Favorite Thing About Fireclay: Definitely the people! I've never felt so welcome in a space and it's a really magical thing.
Katya is a New Yorker through and through, currently calling Brooklyn home. She has a deep proclivity for organization, art, and design. Having worked in the wedding and events industry for almost 10 years, Katya values personal connections and collaboration with clients to create long-lasting and unique designs. Her love for interior design, patterns, and color led her to pursue a career with Fireclay. When she is not helping bring Tile to the People, you can find her reading the next great thriller, walking her sweet pup Maddie, and taking in the architecture in her neighborhood. A little-known fact is that Katya was born in Ukraine and grew up immersed in all things Ukrainian, feel free to ask her about it!
Favorite thing about Fireclay Tile: The kindness and care we show to our handmade product and to each other!
Born and raised on the East Coast, Meagan recently celebrated a decade of being a California transplant. Living in San Francisco for 5 years before moving to Los Angeles, she continues to travel statewide to appreciate the abundant natural beauty the Golden State has to offer. With a background in art history and design, Meagan enjoys cultivating beauty in the world at every opportunity. She also enjoys baking delicious desserts and gifting them to her friends and family, solving puzzles and Sudoku, and spending quality time with her musician partner and their two kittens.
Favorite thing about Fireclay Tile: Internal and external transparency and unflagging commitment to improving our sustainability measures
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Alisha has been designing and dreaming up spaces and interiors from the time she learned how to walk and talk. She studied Interior Design and interned with a firm before graduating high school, then went on to study further at Canada College. Alisha started her career in design working for a tile showroom in the Bay Area and quickly fell in love with the industry as well as helping her clients bring their visions and dreams to life. Alisha also has a passion for health and wellness and eco-friendly living, so Fireclay brings all of those worlds together! In her spare time, you'll find Alisha with her two girls making homemade recipes, working in the garden, swimming, hiking, or dancing. Alisha and her husband have a mini-homestead with gardens, fruit tree orchards, animals, and lots of land to explore!
Favorite thing about Fireclay Tile: Exploring all of the beautiful color combinations that can come to life with our handmade creations and finding others who appreciate how special handmade products truly are in a world of fast-paced digital products.
Interior design is my passion and I’ve always looked at it as more than just a job. I understand the effectiveness of color and texture in interior design; particularly in tiles. I believe you can tell a story with tile and showcase the characteristics of a place by choosing the proper tile.
Region: Central, Bay Area, and Northern California
While studying international business in college Malari stumbled upon her creative outlet renovating an early 1900s bungalow, where she found a passion for sustainable design rooted in her experiments with reclaimed materials, organic gardening, and composting. A Kansas City Native, Malari also lived and traveled in South America before moving west.
Tanner was born and raised in the Bay Area and moved several times before settling down in Colorado to pursue his education in interior design. Tanner holds an Associate's Degree in both interior design and kitchen and bath design. After finishing school Tanner worked for several flooring and hard surface showrooms in the northern Colorado area, and as an independent contractor providing architectural visualization and 3D rendering to architects and designers. In his spare time, he loves to create digital art, play tabletop RPG’s with his friends and sit down with a good book.
Favorite Thing About Fireclay: Our amazing Products! All of our product offering is made with so much love and you can really see it in the quality of what we make.
Colleen lives in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and 2 little boys. She studied Integrated Science, Business, and Technology while at LaSalle University so naturally, she eventually found herself working in fashion. Her background includes fashion merchandising, styling, and customer care positions, giving her comprehensive knowledge of the design world and client relations. She enjoys going to brunch with her family, watching horror films with her husband, baking with her toddler, and taking her 3 nephews on exciting adventures. She and her husband are currently renovating a house in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She hopes to incorporate some beautiful Fireclay tile into their new home and use this experience to better assist clients in their own projects.
Alessandra was born in Rome to an Architect and an Art Historian who pushed her to sites and museums all over the city in a baby carriage, so she has always been around art, architecture, and design. Her love for interior spaces is further informed by her studies in Art History at the University of Chicago, and spending countless hours redecorating her bedroom for as long as she can remember. It was only a matter of time before she pursued a career in interior design sales to help customers bring their visions to life. Her background includes the arts, nonprofits, higher education, and most recently she was a Showroom Sales Consultant at a kitchen & bath showroom in Chicago. She loves building relationships with customers and she is thrilled to join Fireclay Tile to work with such beautiful handmade tile and to be part of a company that holds sustainable values.
Shannon has always prided herself as someone who has thrived off of expecting the unexpected---after all, it's what led her to find Fireclay Tile! After receiving her BS in Fashion Design from Syracuse University, she set her sites on using her creativity to help others express themselves through apparel, home design, and the retail space. She spent the majority of her career in Chicago's Design District and, after (narrowly) surviving 8 Midwest winters, set her sites on a career in the athletic apparel industry here in California.
Cristina grew up on the central coast and has lived all over the country. She attended Drake University on a golf scholarship where she studied International Business with a concentration in Latin America. She joins us from the interior design world managing projects for small design firms in both Manhattan Beach, CA, and Rocky River, OH. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, focusing on health and fitness, and spending time with animals!
Members of our Trade Program are eligible for free color and shape samples. We'll even cover shipping! Simply reach out to your designated Residential/Commercial rep and we'll send them your way.
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