Let the next adventure begin- We are buying a building! Last month we received word that Clay Squared and Potek Glass won our bid on a foreclosed property in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. Clay Squared has been trying to buy a building for our business for almost 16 years. After over a dozen tries at other properties this one appears to be the winner. We won the Requests for Proposals put out by Community Planning & Economic Development or CPED to have the exclusive rights to develop the building. Click here to read the whole story and other news.
Michael and Josh just finished up making our largest tile project in 20 years with the completion of three floor projects for a house remodel of 600 sq. ft. of tile. Check out two of our videos on the making of this project. Click here to read the newsletter.
The first of the year started with a bang for Clay Squared. Josh and Michael are producing over 600 sq. ft of tiles for three floors, This is Josh's second largest project since the restoration of the MN State Capitol in 1995. The process includes hand rolling out 675 individual 8" x 8" tiles for the first floor, in Coco Moon. Click here to read the full story
Clay Squared is obsessed with tea, tile and polymer. Find out how you can be too. Click here to read our newsletter and get the scoop.
It is hard to fathom that Clay Squared to Infinity was started 20 years ago in the 3rd story of our Minneapolis home at the time. Layl was making painted suitcases, dolls, and Wingy Dingies and she was just starting to play with polymer clay. Click here to read the newsletter
Read about our Stunning Historic Bathroom Remodel
Get ready hear about everything from art prison to exploding brownies, as well as a few business tips too.
The 21st annual Art A Whirl is this weekend. Josh and Layl have participated in all but the 1st event. Starting out in our NE studio our 3rd floor attic studio back in 1996 we have been inviting the public in to see how we make our artistic endeavors ever since. Click here for more details of the weekend
Tile Project of the Month
On Point Mid Century Kitchen
Remember when kitchens were fun? Mid-century homes were full of bright rich colors. This newly renovated Mid-century kitchen hits all the right notes for a small kitchen lots of storage, cool lighting, work space and dynamic tiles for the backsplash. Lots of local businesses played a part in building this kitchen
Clay Squared March 2016 Newsletter
Tile Project of the Month
Medieval Floral Pesto Kitchen
Pesto is our most popular color. It is an Arts & Crafts staple color, bringing warmth and character to a home. The backsplash area behind the sink or stove are usually the best place to create a signature design. In this kitchen the family wanted a highlight of the Medievals to break up the running bond pattern. They also wanted a subtle way to create a framing of the sink area. They did that by using 2x2 tiles as a frame round the faucet.
Learn about us making 200 masks for people with brain injuries to paint and sculpt onto, to show how they each feels, as a person with a brain injury.
Layl's Creating "Dolls" Again. Click here to read the newsletter.
Josh is working on his largest tile art mural ever for the Eastside Co-op in NE Minneapolis for their new expansion. Click here to read the Newsletter.
See Layl's newest work Scribble Stories in Clay at the Pump House. Check out one of the most popular tile projects of the year. Mosaic Trim in Subway Tile Kitchen. Click here to read the newsletter.
Our newsletter is mobile friendly now! Check out the new Asian Inspired Arts and Crafts Kitchen and see us at the Arts & Crafts Show at the MN State Fair Grounds. Click here to read our newsletter.
Keeping up with technology. Read about what we chose for social media platforms. Click here to read the newsletter.
Tiles and Tennis! An unlikely pairing to be used in a phrase or sentence. Read all about it. Click here
Art A Whirl is our biggest event of the year. Over 2000 people will walk through our studio. Click here to read the newsletter.
Art A Whirl is upon us! This Weekend!
2014 Dates and Hours:
Friday, May 16th - 5:00-10:00 p.m.- we open at 11 am!
Sat, May 17th - Noon-8:00 p.m. We open at 11 am!
Sun, May 18th - Noon-5:00 p.m.
Click here to get a preview and find out all the goodies going on at Clay Squared
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Read about the new Clay Squared Artist-in-Residence program. See our projects of the month highlights. Order our new Mid-century catalog! Click here to read all about it.
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Read about our tile project of the month, Josh's curating of the Art of the Home show and find out about all the new classes Layl is offering Frequent Clayer" punch cards- take 4 classes and get the fifth class for free! Click here to read the newsletter.
Layl and Josh have been in full swing making modes. Layl has had multiple holiday shows and Josh got a flurry of tile projects. Some how we seem to be finding enough time to eat lots of holiday cookies! Read about our award winning tile project and a gallery show of Layl's work. Click here to read the newsletter
Find out more info on our Customer Appreciation Week. Runs November 17th to November 24th. Click here read the newsletter and to get the coupon codes.
Josh is busy creating new Cosmic Clouds for our holiday shop in the downtown skyway. Once again we will open up in the Gaviidae Commons for the months of November and December. We are ordering a wide variety of new work from our favorite ceramic artists. Click here to read the newsletter.
Pesto Arts & Crafts Fireplace
Classic Arts & Crafts spaces were designed and built with the philosophy that one should let the materials used not be embellished, as they are beautiful in their natural state. Click here to read the whole newsletter
It's MN Tile Festival month! Josh will be showcasing his newest work. We hope you will come check out the event on Saturday, September 21st. See below to get your half off coupon.
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Read about Zig Zags one of our newest design patterns! Chris Webber has been playing with tiles during the past two winters, finally creating this winning pattern. Our customers had a half bath that needed spicing up, while keeping the floor in the character of their period home.
Our story of how we became artists in NE Minneapolis is featured in the NE Minneapolis Arts District Blog. Click her to check it out.
"House Number Season" has arrived! Read about our Clay Squared assistant winning an Award for her art work! Meet Michael our newest addition to Clay Squared. All this and so much more! Click here to read the newsletter.
The winter months at Clay Squared have typically been a great time for Layl and Josh to reflect on the past year and start planning out goals and ideas for the coming year. Read about all of our new projects and goals.
Layl is offering lots of fun classes this time of year. Learn the magical technique of millefiore and discover the fun of polymer clay. If you see a class you are interested in but it isn't offered on a date that works for you be sure to contact Layl@claysquared.com to find a date that works and she will offer the class so others can sign up too! Check out all the upcoming classes.