Meet makers, Megan and Jason Coleman of Clayhaus Ceramics.
Modestics: When did you get started?
Clayhaus: Clayhaus Ceramics formed behind the scenes in October of 2010 at the same time we were phasing out Stardust Glass and transitioning from glass tile to ceramic tile. We officially launched Clayhaus to the press/media on May 8, 2011.
MO: Brief overview of your company?
CH: Clayhaus is a modern ceramic tile studio with a passion for color & craft. Our name derives from the Bauhaus movement and its influences on modernist architecture and modern design. First and foremost we are artisans. We take pride in our craft and strive each day to create new and lasting designs that will bring high quality beauty and functionality to our customers’ homes and commercial spaces.
MO: When did you feel like you were a “real company”?
CH: We felt like we were a real company when we landed distribution deals with both Modwalls (online retailer) and Pental Granite & Marble. (Modern tile and countertop showroom)
MO: What aspect of your job do you love?
CH: Jason-Creative Director-loves making things with his hands and expressing himself through making an artisan tile.
Megan-Director of Sales/Marketing-loves promoting and selling Clayhaus tile and enjoys making the clients happy.
MO: Do you, yourself make your products or do you have factories that you work with?
CH: We produce all our tile products and hand-made glazes in house by hand in Portland, Oregon.
MO: What is your favorite Made in USA product?
CH: Our favorite made USA products are ceramic pieces made by Jason’s father and mother Tom and Elaine Coleman. http://www.tomandelainecolemangallery.com/ True leaders in the ceramics arts movement of the 1960s – 1970s.
MO: Favorite place in America?
CH: We are both big fans of San Francisco and the Bay Area in general. Lots of tile and access to recreation. We also dearly love Portland and Las Vegas for sentimental reasons.
Thanks Megan for taking the time to talk to us, and for making beautiful ceramic tiles in the USA.
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