Fired Up

  Handmade in California for almost three decades, Fireclay Tile follows one simple philosophy: Make beautiful tile for people, when they want it, the way they want it. With a passion for good design and the belief that handmade products have soul, the factory, based in Aromas, produces beautiful tiles in a variety of incarnations—from […]

 

Handmade in California for almost three decades, Fireclay Tile follows one simple philosophy: Make beautiful tile for people, when they want it, the way they want it. With a passion for good design and the belief that handmade products have soul, the factory, based in Aromas, produces beautiful tiles in a variety of incarnations—from glass to brick and Mediterranean to Moroccan.

Slanted toward sustainability, the company’s recycled clay body boasts more than 70% in recycled materials, which include post-consumer glass, granite dust and porcelain from toilets, collected to back water conservation efforts. The glass line is composed of 100% recycled glass from local window and solar panel production industries. A supporter of local business, Fireclay Tile sources raw materials nearby or within the U.S.—another reason to admire this Golden State artisan.

 

About the Artist:

Paul Burns, founder and chief ceramicist, got his start at the ripe old age of 10. He first made tile with his uncle, Ross Chichester—the past president of Stonelight Tile—and learned all aspects of handmade tile production from extrusion to glaze formulating to kiln firing. In 1986 he took the leap to set out on his own and opened Fireclay Tile. For more, visit fireclaytile.com.

 

 

 

 

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