Our Crew



Fiona Johnston

Fiona's preferred title at the studio is "Intergalactic Enforcer." They keep us all in check keeping up with OSHA regulations. Fiona makes almost all of the field tile for home owners projects.  They recently graduated from the University of Minnesota for American Studies. They love to bake, and bring in test samples of their newest creations.  One of their major skills is Foosball. The next time you are in and want to challenge them to a game, they would be happy to show you their pro skills. (hint: they can blast a shot so hard it will knock your socks off!). You have been warned.



Louise Harty

Louise is the design and tech side of the company. When she's not packing or answering phones she is always updating the Clay Squared website and social media to make Clay Squared look awesome. She is an integral part of team making diagrams of our patterns and projects to help our customers visualize their projects. She goes to school as well and is studying Graphic Design with a concentration in Animation. Look forward to more cool art from her very soon.



Maddy Heywood

In June of 2020, we added a new addition to the Clay Squared Crew. Maddy has taken on the shipping of our handmade tiles, sample packs, catalogs and Layl's Silly Millies. She makes sure our sample tiles get shipped promptly with all of our literature and planning guides. Maddy's an illustrator and is pursuing a BA in studio arts, and she also spends the majority of her spare time making costumes for Cosplay. Recently she's been working on her core strength by lifting heavy boxes of tiles all day (bending her knees of course).



Mary Kohanek

Mary owns and operates an upholstery business out of the Thorp Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, and has started to help us out around Clay Squared on the side. She helps us keep up with samples and organizes our office so things can run smoothly. Mary is the newest member of tea-loving employees at Clay Squared; as long as it has caffeine!



Randy Johnson

Randy has an extensive art and clay background. Graduating from MCAD, a photographer, painter and a doscent at the MIA. Randy also has worked at many potteries and tile places in Minneapolis notably 212 Pottery, Dock 6 Pottery and North Prairie Tileworks. His extensive background in art and clay has been very helpful to jump right into projects and working in the studio.



Brix the Corgi

Brix was born up in Burnett County, Wisconsin and was a resident at their local Humane Society until his new owner Louise found him and brought him to his new home. Brix loves to get pet, cuddles, and sleeping. He can sleep through all the tile making and packing that is done here at Clay Squared and only wakes up for food or cuddles. He is a great addition to the Clay Squared crew.

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