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August Clay Squared Newsletter 2017

Posted on Sep 05, 2017

Learn how to calculate square feet for your next project. Plus find out what new award Layl has won!

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July Clay Squared Newsletter 2017

Posted on Aug 04, 2017

DIY or Hire a Pro to Set Your Tiles?

Setting tiles is not the hardest thing to do, as far as home projects are concerned. Doing an excellent job, however can require the attention of a skilled crafts person and can be well worth the money.  If you are going to set tiles, "know thy self."  If you are a patient and resourceful soul, you will likely enjoy the process. If you are a hasty, rushing sort, know your limitations and hire help.  You'll be glad you did!

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Help us name our new art building

Posted on Jul 07, 2017

It is not everyday you get to name a building that is part of the city landscape. We are in the unique position to do just this with our purchase of a foreclosed building with Potek Glass.  Six choices of building names to choose from. Click here to vote for your favorite!


Clay Squared June Newsletter

Posted on Jun 26, 2017
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The Walden Northshore Kitchen

An idyllic kitchen remodel that evokes the past while making it functional enough for the present. Featuring a 2" x 8" handmade subway tile in our Northshore glaze which offers lots of beautiful variations, from deep blues to a stony grey. This glaze is a nod to the Arts & Crafts era philosophy that cherishes the material for what it is, with all its nuances. Castle Building and Remodeling did a marvelous job with the entire remodel.   Click here to order samples for your project today.

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Clay Squared May Newsletter Art A Whirl Edition

Posted on May 13, 2017

Art-A-Whirl® is almost here! 
2017 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 19th -  5:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday,  May 20th -  Noon-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21st -   Noon-5:00 p.m.

Pick up the directory at Clay Squared to Infinity and start your Whirl from our art studio. 
This year they also have an App.  Check it out!
https://nemaaapp.com/

Read more about what is going on during AAW at Clay Squared to Infinity


Clay Squared April Newsletter

Posted on Apr 20, 2017
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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.


Clay Squared March 2017 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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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.


Clay Squared January Newsletter 2017

Posted on Jan 20, 2017

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


Happy Holidays- Clay Squared December Newsletter

Posted on Dec 21, 2016
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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. 


20 years - Clay Squared October Newsletter

Posted on Oct 28, 2016
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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

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Clay Squared July Newsletter

Posted on Jul 25, 2016
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Read about our Stunning Historic Bathroom Remodel
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Clay Squared June 2016 Newsletter

Posted on Jun 23, 2016
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 Get ready hear about everything from art prison to exploding brownies, as well as a few business tips too.


Clay Squared May 2016 Newsletter

Posted on May 20, 2016
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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

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Clay Squared April 2016 Newsletter

Posted on Apr 14, 2016
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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 

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Clay Squared March 2016 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 19, 2016
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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. 


Clay Squared January Newsletter

Posted on Jan 28, 2016
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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. 


Clay Squared December Newsletter

Posted on Dec 15, 2015
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Layl's Creating "Dolls" Again. Click here to read the newsletter.


Clay Squared November Newsletter

Posted on Nov 15, 2015
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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.


Clay Squared October Newsletter

Posted on Oct 15, 2015
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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.


Clay Squared September Newsletter

Posted on Sep 15, 2015
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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.


Clay Squared’s August Newsletter 2015

Posted on Aug 16, 2015
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Keeping up with technology. Read about what we chose for social media platforms. Click here to read the newsletter.


Clay Squared’s July Newsletter 2015

Posted on Jul 21, 2015
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 Tiles and Tennis! An unlikely pairing to be used in a phrase or sentence. Read all about it. Click here


Clay Squared’s May Newsletter 2015

Posted on May 12, 2015

Art A Whirl is our biggest event of the year. Over 2000 people will walk through our studio. Click here to read the newsletter.

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Clay Squared’s April Newsletter 2015

Posted on Apr 15, 2015

You never know who is going to come to your door, these days. Be ready with some Clay Squared house numbers! 

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Clay Squared’s May Newsletter 2014 - Art A Whirl Preview

Posted on May 14, 2014

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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Clay Squared’s March Newsletter 2014

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

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.


Clay Squared wins award for e newsletter

Posted on Mar 12, 2014

Our newsletter platform Constant Conact awarded us All Star Award for our newsetter. They said
"Your efforts last year to reach your customers and engage with them were exemplary. Stellar. Your customers noticed and responded positively. And we certainly noticed. That's why we're so proud to name you to our roster of 2013 All Stars".

This status is an annual designation that only 10% of our customers achieve for their use of Constant Contact products

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Clay Squared’s February Newsletter 2014

Posted on Feb 22, 2014

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.


Clay Squared’s December Newsletter 2013

Posted on Dec 21, 2013

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


Clay Squared’s November Newsletter 2013

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

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.


Clay Squared’s October Newsletter 2013

Posted on Nov 05, 2013

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.


Clay Squared’s August Newsletter 2013

Posted on Sep 19, 2013

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  


Clay Squared’s September Newsletter 2013

Posted on Sep 19, 2013

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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Clay Squared’s July Newsletter 2013

Posted on Jul 23, 2013

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.  


NE Minneapolis Arts District Blog does story on Layl and Josh aka Clay Squared

Posted on Jul 17, 2013

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.


Clay Squared’s June Newsletter 2013

Posted on Jun 17, 2013

"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.


January/February Newsletter

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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. 


Great Time for a Class

Posted on Jan 08, 2011
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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.