Graphic patterns: Handpainted collections from Fireclay Tile

Artisanal tile design company Fireclay Tile, which recently acquired Kibak Tile in Sisters (and with it the talent of its founder Susanne Redfield), has launched handpainted tile collections from Redfield, who is said to have refreshed the look and feel of Fireclay’s traditional aesthetic with bold patterns. There are three new inclusions in Redfield’s handpainted collections.  Called Contemporary, Moroccan and Mediterranean, the new collections are inspired by wall coverings and textiles.

Each 70% recycled clay tile is handcrafted using a proprietary wax resist technique that originated in 16th century Persia. First, the tile’s surface is screen printed with a pattern; and then artisans handpaint lead-free glazes within the lines of each pattern. The finished product boasts textures created by the contrasting flat lines and glazed surfaces. The decorative tiles are offered in 8”x8” and 6”x12” sizes.

Made up of eight patterns in neutral colors, the Contemporary collection features graphic pattern as well as organic lines that lend a couture element. Embracing the cultural designs of Persia, the 13 patterns that make up the Moroccan collection blend classic patterns with present-day designs.  Meanwhile, interpreting “Spanish Modern” culture and old-world aesthetic, the Mediterranean collection is made up of 11 designs ranging from the deep blues of the sky and ocean, to terracotta warm tones and glimpses of red, yellow, and forest greens.

Virtual Event

HOTEL OPTIMIZATION PART 2 | Now Available On-Demand

Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.


Fireclay Tile was founded in 1986 in San Jose, California. The company uses sustainable manufacturing processes and incorporates recycled materials into its products. 

Suggested Articles

After two years, the Galt House in Louisville, Ky., has completed its $80 million upgrade.

Buildings in Texas and the Northeast are being converted into hotels.

Jeffrey Beers International curated a "Midtown from Above" concept with each guestroom designed to feel like a retreat from the streets below.