January 2020 Clay Squared Newsletter
It was a shock the other day when an Instagram friend and past client messaged Josh to say we were featured in Bon Appetit Magazine for our tile project at Karl’s in Detroit . It is fun to have your work featured in a place you never imagined! Maybe our subliminal message of naming most of colors after food inspired them to give us a shout out. Read all about it!
January 2020 Layl Newsletter
Winter Escapade – Exhibition
January 19 – February 26, 2020
“Choosing to be an artist is a daring proposition. An act of anarchy. You still have to earn a living but you choose to make art regardless of life’s circumstances. Your work is your art. And it demands to be seen and engaged with. Read more!
December Clay Squared Newsletter
Get Featured on our Instagram!
Follow us on Instagram to see recent project photos. Not all of our project photos can be found on our website, so check us out for daily tile inspiration. If you’ve recently finished a project, hashtag your photo #ClaySquared to be featured on our page. Read more.
December 2019 Layl Newsletter
Give the Gift of Art
Starting your holiday shopping? Find great gifts like bracelets, picture frames, DIY Kits, pins, magnets, and Holiday ornaments by Layl. You can also purchase a gift certificate for a polymer clay class here. Read more.
November Clay Squared Newsletter
Our popular Medieval Floral tile is the first accent tile that artist Josh Blanc created back in 1996. See our latest greatest project the Floral Cottage Kitchen
November 2019 Layl Newsletter
This month we have several Art district events open to the public!
October Clay Squared Newsletter
Mid-Century Modern to bring color and visual texture to the existing clean lines of their kitchen. Castle Building & Remodeling played with the basket weave design, turning it 45 degrees, giving the space a more “quilted” quality. Read More
October 2019 Layl Newsletter
September Clay Squared Newsletter
Check out our latest fireplace project in the Hot Out of the Kiln section. We say goodbye to Ryan, our media specialist and see a Cosmic version of clipped corner shaped tiles. Colors abound!
September 2019 Layl Newsletter
This month we’re featuring a progress video of a teapot, and some alternatives to Polymer Clay Classes. Click here to read all about it.
Clay Squared August Newsletter
July Clay Squared Newsletter
This month we have a spotlight on kitchen inspiration featuring border designs, Cosmic Flares, and a sale on house numbers! Click here to read the news!
Nada Presents: New Works For Unorthodox Loudspeaker Arrangements
Friday, July 26 7pm
Flux Arts Building in the HUB
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Art A Whirl
The Flux Arts Building will host its first ever Art A Whirl. We will have 12 artists showcasing their work.
Starts on Friday May 17th 5 – 9pm
Saturday 12 – 8pm
Sunday 12 – 5pm
Get Acquainted Breakfast: Art-A-Whirl Preview at Flux Arts Building
Wednesday, May 15
Flux Arts Building
Minneapolis / St. Paul Home Tour Coming to Flux Arts Building
When you are a newborn baby people love to check you out. We were approached the the Minneapolis – St. Paul Home tour to showcase the new the Flux Arts Building with all of the remodeling we did. While they don’t typically have commercial buildings on the tour coordinator Margo Ashmore wanted to highlight how similar it is for commercial spaces and residential to be built out. She loved our new experiential tile bathrooms. Also how we took an old building in the city and gave it new life instead of tearing it down and putting up a unremarkable new buildings. That is what the home tour is all about underscoring how to reuse and breathing new life into old buildings and show case their character.
The Flux Arts Building is Officially Open!
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
Kara Van Wyk of Potek Glass, Kevin Reich, Council Member, Ward 1, Josh Blanc and Layl McDill (via FaceTime), Jennifer Young and John Kraemer, Developers, Tim Gates, Architect and Malcom Potek cut the Grand Opening ribbon to start the festivities on February 15th.
The Grand Opening was a smashing success! Over 400 people stopped by to check out the new studios and the Flux Arts Building. It was great to be able to talk to so many people about the remodeling of the building. We put up a display of photos in the “hub” (our communal hallway space), which is currently still up, showing several stages of the remodel.
Want to know more? Check out Layl’s blog of our journey to purchase the Flux Arts Bldg.
Small but Mighty
Our new gallery space the HUB in the Flux Arts Building is featuring the Small but Mighty Show for NCECA conference.
Dates: March 4th -30th
Reception: March 29th, 5pm-9pm
Artists: Shane Harris, CJ Jilek,
Linda Lopez, Matt Mitros,Nathan Prouty Shoki Satake, Max Seinfeild
Highlights a conceptually diverse sampling of contemporary ceramic sculptors working in small-scale ceramics to create a big impact.
Inspired by the Dr. Seuss quote, fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
In conjunction with nceca.