Press and Awards

Since 1996, Clay Squared to Infinity has been proud to provide beautifully crafted handmade tile, historic tile, and design support to architects, interior designers, and homeowners. We've picked up some accolades along the way in acknowledgement of our commitment to service.
Clay Squared Tile Awards



Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival
Bon Appétit Magazine
Diary of a Tile Addict
Elle Decor
Furnishings Magazine
House Beautiful
Midwest Home
Mpls St. Paul Best of the Twin Cities – Best Handmade Tile
New York Times
Open Studio Book
Pioneer Press
Practical Preservation Podcast
Star Tribune
TileLetter: Artisan
Tile Heritage Foundation Flash Point
Twin Cities Business
500 Tiles (Lark Books)


Clay Squared Tile

Elle Decor Features Clay Squared Tiles
Visit a Happy Lakeside Hideaway that has us longing for summer days
A family that lakes together, stays together.
By Anna Fixsen Published

New York Times Features Clay Squared
Try something handmade for a little more character
Lia Picard, November 10th 2022

TileLetter: Artisan
Savoring the organic relationship among clay, glaze and inspiration,
Lesley Goddin, April 30th, 2022

Practical Preservation Podcast,
Rehabilitation, Replacement in kind, tile, tile making
By Danielle Keperling November 2021

Diary of a Tile Addict
Clay Squared to Infinity
H.L. Simpson, September6,2021

Midwest Home Magazine
Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Clay Squared
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Midwest Home Magazine
Cosmos in Clay
Northeast Minneapolis ceramic artist Josh Blanc is anything but typical

Green Star Remodeling Project
The Handmade Tile Association, LLC is proud to announce that member Clay Squared to Infinity's handmade tile was used in the first Minnesota GreenStar Remodeling Project in 2008

500 Tiles Book
Josh had the honor of being selected in the international juried book, 500 Tiles.


Layl McDill

Mill City Times
Noble Truth Artist Talk: Layl McDill
December 6th, 2022

2022  Merit Award, Riverwalk Arts Festival, Naperville, IL

Award of Excellence, Artistry Member Show, Bloomington, MN

2021     2nd Place Overall, Arts North International juried show, Hopkins, MN

2020     Fourth Place Sculpture, North International juried show, Hopkins, MN

2019     Best in Sculpture, Edwardsville Arts Fair, IL

2018      Fourth Place Sculpture, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, St. Paul, MN

“New Comers Award” Edward’s Place Art Fair, Springfield, IL

2017     Second Place Fine Arts, Historic Shaw Art Fair, St. Louis, MO

2016   Wendy Alderman Award,  Mt. Dora Arts Festival

2015   Best in Sculpture, Winter Park Art Fair

2014   People’s Choice Award,  “Tiny Worlds”, New Bohemian Gallery

2013   Best in show, Banfill Locke Member show

2012   Redwing Art Festival Award

St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.

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

400 Polymer Clay Designs
Layl had the honor of being selected in the international 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.

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