Press and Awards






Best of 2017 Design on Houzz
Best of 2017 Customer Satisfaction on Houzz
Best of 2016 Customer Satisfaction on Houzz

Best of 2015 Customer Satisfaction on Houzz
Best of the Twin Cities 2014 Midwest Home Best Assist for Period Purists
Best of 2014 Customer Satisfaction on Houzz
Best of 2013 on Houzz

Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine 
Best to Twin Cites Best Handmade Tile

Pioneer Press Article
Layl McDill was profiled in Sunday's November 6th Pioneer Press Sunday Life Section. Family Outings: Making millefiori clay crafts with the kids
It's nearly impossible to make ugly millefiori, which is what makes the clay craft such a great fit for kids.I recently took my 9-year-old son to a class offered by artist Layl McDill at her studio in Northeast Minneapolis. We sat on stools around a long, high table made of clear Plexiglas with a half-dozen other children and a few parents. Chunks of polymer clay filled the middle of the table like squares of colorful bubblegum. Read the whole article

Layl McDill's Awards:
2012 Progress and Possibilities International Polymer Clay Association Competition, Third Place
2011 Sturgeon Bay Art Fair, First Place
2011 Lake Country Art Festival, First Place

Midwest Home Magazine
Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Clay Squared
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Midwest Home Magazine
Cosmos in Clay
"Northeast Minneapolis ceramic artist Josh Blanc is anything but typical"
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Green Star Remodeling Project
The Handmade Tile is proud to announce that member Clay Squared to Infinity's handmade tile was used in the first Minnesota GreenStar Remodeling Project in 2008

The remodeling project was contracted out from Castle Building & Remodeling, ASID member Katie Jaydan selected 2" x 2" field tile "Ginger Snaps" for the backsplash project at 2601 36th Ave NE in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Women's Press
Layl was featured as the October 15-28th 2008 BIZWoman in an article about her life as an artist and businesswome.n Article by Theresa Bernard. Photos by Emma Freeman Photography. Click here to read the article

500 Tiles Book and 400 Polymer Clay Designs
Josh and Layl had the honor of being selected in two international juried books in their fields. Josh was chosen to be in the book 500 Tiles.  Layl was chosen in another juried book 400 Polymer Clay Designs.

The Minnesota Women's Directory 2006-07
Layl's artwork is featured on the front and back covers, and a short bio appears on page 5, along with a picture of Layl and her daughters.