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Clay Squared wins two awards!

Posted on Jan 30, 2017
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The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016.  These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. 


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. 


Kitchen project wins National Award

Posted on Feb 18, 2016
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This project was awarded the National NKBA Award-for Small Kitchens Mosaic Trim in Subway Tile Kitchen 100 Square Foot Kitchen Remodel of a bungalow kitchen. Using Handmade mosaic tile border using a multi mix of colors and sizes. 1"x 1", 1"x2", 1" x 6" and 2"x 2". in a field of 3x6 White Subway tile. Click here for more photos.


Clay Squared to Infinity wins Best of Houzz 2016

Posted on Jan 28, 2016
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For the 4th year in a row Clay Squared to Infinity wins Best of Houzz 2016 - Client Satisfaction. Only 3% of pros win this award. Check out our Houzz profile click here.
 


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.


Fireplace season is upon us

Posted on Nov 10, 2015
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How to Plan for Tile for Your Fireplace 

The fireplace, besides being the heart of the home, is a major interior architectural feature and can set both the mood and the style of the room. Click here for fireplace planning information.


Historic Tile Reproduction

Posted on Oct 20, 2015
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Being historic does not mean it has to be expensive. With the range of historic reproduction companies we work with, Clay Squared offers you affordable options. Historic tile lines start at $12 a square foot; shipping is included in orders over $100. Visit our showroom to see samples and take them home to view for free. 


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


Hot off the press the 2015 product catalog

Posted on May 28, 2015
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Order a copy of our new 36-page, full color product catalog of Clay Squared to Infinity tiles. Chalk full of new designs, projects, patterns and new work. Click here to order today!


New Photos of Tile Mural Kitchen Backsplash

Posted on May 19, 2015
New Photos of Tile Mural Kitchen Backsplash photo

Photos just arrived of this signature, one-of-a- kind tile mural. Artist Josh created the work based off another Cosmic Cloud art piece in the studio. The pieces were custom made to fit the niche. The handmade field tiles are 2" x 8" glazed in Avocado, Wasabi, Copper Patina, Jade Moss, Hematite and Pesto with Cosmic Cloud accents randomly dispersed throughout the backsplash.


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 March Newsletter 2015

Posted on Mar 19, 2015

Read about our six degrees of seperation travels to Grenda have made us realize how small and interconnected the world is. 

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Open Studio Book Hot Off The Press

Posted on Nov 15, 2014
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Sarah Whiting has published the book Open Studio (faces and Stories of Northeast Minneapolis Artists). Josh is featured on page 28 and 29. This is a wonderful collection of behind the scenes photos and details of the artists of NE Minneapolis. We have copies available for $25. Come in and pick one up or contact us to order one for you library. 


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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Cosmic Ring Swing was accepted into the 5th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition.

Posted on Apr 08, 2014

Josh's Cosmic Ring Swing was accepted into the 5th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition. Runs May 6 - June 27th 2014 opens with 5-7 pm evening reception. Concordia University Saint Paul, MN


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 wins Best of Houzz 2014!

Posted on Feb 04, 2014

Clay Squared to Infinity of Minneapolis, MN Receives
Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Minneapolis, MN,February 4, 2014 – Clay Squared to Infinity of Minneapolis, MN has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The handmade tile company in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.


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 tiles part of award winning kitchen project

Posted on Dec 19, 2013

Arts & Crafts award winning kitchen project

This kitchen project project was part of a CotY award from the National Association of The Remodeling Industry (NARI). Ohana Construction brought their client to Clay Squared to help them find a tile that matched the time period of their home. They chose a 2" x 6" field tile in Truffle with Pesto trims. Stone Hollow Tile was used for the focal insert behind the stove. Using classic sizes and earthy colors, the tiles work wonderfully with the woodwork and all of the elements of the kitchen. 


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.


Newest Kitchen Backsplash the Zig Zag

Posted on Sep 25, 2013

Zig Zag with One Inch Mosaic Kitchen Backsplash

We just got our photos back from our photographer Sarah Whiting Photography of this fabulous pattern we call Zig Zags. Read more about the project on our kitchen project section


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.


Order the newest Clay Squared tile catalog

Posted on May 22, 2013

Hot off the press our newest catalog has arrived! Packed with great new photos of tile projects and the story of how Josh makes tiles for your home. Choose from 30 colors, dozens of accent tiles, trims, house numbers, ceramic switch plates and much more.  
Stop in to pick one up at the studio/showroom 11 - 5 Monday - Saturday or click here to order your free copy


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. 


Clay Squared wins Best of Houzz 2013

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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Clay Squared was selected as the best of for our work won in the Design category, our portfolio includes some of the most popular images on Houzz in 2012! Thanks to all that saved our images into your favorites. Check out our page http://www.houzz.com/pro/claysquared/__public


2013 Handmade Tile Association Directory is now available

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

The 2013 Handmade Tile Association Directory is now available for free at Clay Squared to Infinity. Read about 40 tile artists and tile resources around the country. Josh is the President of the Handmade Tile Association you can read his statement on the organization. Hot off the printer! Not local order your free copy hot off the printer! Click here


Josh wins Tile Heritage Prize

Posted on Sep 29, 2012

Josh newest work Cosmic Transformer Inner Loop was awarded the Tile Heritage Prize at the 2012 Minnesota Tile Festival "Awarded to the artist whose tile in the juror's opinion best represents the ceramic tile traditions in America"  Juried by Jaque Bethke for PURE Design. 


New Photos of Cosmics Over Modern Fireplace

Posted on May 22, 2012

Sarah Whiting Photography took some great new photos of Josh's Cosmic Cloud and Spot Tiles over this contemporary Fireplace. Click the link to read more.

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Planet of The ApesĀ a Thing of the Past?

Posted on Jul 30, 2011

Caesar: Rise of the Apes Hits Theaters August 2011
Look for a Piece of Minnesota!
Clay Squared to Infinity was contacted last year by Fox Searchlight movie production inquiring about its Subway Ceramic Basket Weave tile pattern for the set of Caesar: Rise of the Apes. Clay Squared to Infinity provided the production team with 90 square feet of the tiles for the movie’s historic scenes.


New photos of full tilt mosaic tile kitchen

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

Making mosaics really is visual mirror in to the way you think. Free form thinkers and planners both can do projects like this mosaic kitchen backsplash featured. Check out the whole project click here


MN Original Video of Josh Making Medieval Floral Tile

Posted on Apr 20, 2011

Click the link to watch!

http://www.mnoriginal.org/art/?p=3992