Talavera Tile Super Sale

Are you in the market for handmade Mexican tiles??? Then do not miss this year’s Clay Imports Talavera Tile Super Sale!

ALL Talavera tiles MUST GO and will be heavily discounted (they’ll be basically free…). There are shelves on shelves of beautiful hand-painted Talavera in our ATX warehouse ready for immediate pick up. Sold by the box.

As usual a Clay Imports sale weekend includes barbecue, drinks and music. Mark your calendar!!

May 18+19+20, 2018
9-5pm each day
only at the Clay-ATX warehouse
12024 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

Check out those beauties on sale soon…

….and a gazillion more options in the warhouse!

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Talavera tile is our most traditional tile. It is rich in both history and color and design. With a backstory rooted deep in Colonial Mexican culture, Talavera tiles feature an array of patterns and vibrant colors. For example, Talavera blends characteristics of Islamic art, Spanish tradition, and materials native to central Mexico. Each tile is individually hand cut and painted. As a result, the natural variations and imperfections in each piece add to the uniqueness of Talavera tile.

*in-store only, immediate pick up required, sold by the box, no returns or refunds.

Tiles and Trove Tile Launch

Celebrate design and handcrafted goods with Ayse Design, Trove and Clay Imports.

Saturday, April 21
6-9pm
at The Parlor
 4301 W Guadalupe St B, Austin, TX 78751

We invite you to the tile launch of the Valladolid Series, and original Clay Imports – Ayse Design collaborative work featuring vibrant colors, heavy texture and a high gloss finish, inspired by the Yucatán.

Also, come check out Trove’s fashion lineup and learn about their commitment to sustainability.

Of course, snacks and drinks will be provided: Brews by Austin Beerworks, Mezcal from our trips to Mexico, and food truck goodness by Killa Wasi.

Here‘s the facebook event.

Under the Radar with Ayse Design & Clay Imports

Augmented Reality by Augment El Paso

AIGA: Under the Radar is a lecture series featuring our local design badasses who are helping put Austin on the map. Come out to discover and celebrate killer design that is taking place in our own backyard. Admission includes one taco ticket and free beer comes with your purchase of a Under the Radar pint glass.

About Ayse Design & Clay Imports
When it comes to designing, Ayse is a hands-on maker. She studied ceramics and sculpture at LSU. So, you know, she shoots pool well. She’s hand-stacked limestone walls with her landscape company. Hand carving and gilding frames for a master gilder.
When she was renovating her bathroom (yes, by hand) she couldn’t find the tiles she envisioned. So, you know, she made them – from design to firing in her kiln.
By doing the hard work herself she is keenly aware of the time and money each project takes. Whether she’s creating custom tiles for an interior designer or fabricating lamp shades for Odd Duck she gets the most visual impact for the dollar.
“I enjoy collaborating with designers to make pretty things we can smile at while drinking.”

Nick Barreiro is the Co-Founder and Chief Tile Scout of Clay Imports, an independently owned Austin-based company that specializes in the design, production, and installation of handcrafted tile.
While developing Clay Imports, and searching the world for skilled tile artisans, Nick built strong relations with crafters and manufactures in Mexico, Morocco and Turkey. In addition to sourcing awesome materials from these folks, Nick strives to connect them with designers from the US.
Nick is in the process of developing a tile making class that will provide designers with access to studio space in Saltillo, Mexico and Istanbul, Turkey.

6:30–7:30 Socialize with tacos & beer 7:30 Presentation begins
Free for members $5 for nonmembers. Register here.
*REMINDER* If you are a Under the Radar regular, bring back your UTR pint glass for continued beer consumption.

Saltillo Day in Austin 2018

We’re supporting Saltillo Day in Austin. Why, well…you know the Clay Imports Saltillo connection. We have been working with traditional Saltillo Tile for decades now, and are stoked to continue developing new products and strengthen our relationship with our friends in Saltillo (like the glazed saltillo <3). Come out on Saturday, April 7 from 1pm-4pm at Plaza Saltillo in East Austin to celebrate international cooperation, understanding and friendship.

[more info here: facebook event]

 

Clay Imports Sale

Don’t miss out on handcrafted clay and cement tiles at 50%-70% off! If you have been putting off that project or planning on some in the future, now is the time to get that tile!

One weekend only: October 6-8 from 9am-5pm

at Clay Imports
12024 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

Also: barbecue, beer and music!

while supply last. selected overstock/discontinued items. in-store only. all sales final.

Do you have an upcoming tile project or know someone who does? Please spread the word that, as a promotional effort, Ayse Design and Clay Imports will be applying a 20% discount to all GEOMETRIC SERIES TILE LINE orders placed before June 15, 2017. We would love to see these patterns in your home.

Would you like a price quote, need help calculating quantities or deciding on a tile that fits your space? Please send questions and/or order inquiries to contact@clayimports.com
Thanks, everyone,
Nick and Ayse

Well, it happened! The tile line that we’ve been working on with Ayse Design has totally become LEGIT! We absolutely loved getting to share this awesome “Geometric Series” designed in Austin – hecho en Mexico at the industry event on May 10, 2017.

The Geometric Series

The line has been in the works for almost 4 months now with plenty of back and forth travel between our tile factory in Dolores Hidalgo, GTO, and ATX. The collaboration between artisans in Mexico and the U.S. designer culminated in a well-thought and beautifully crafted tile line. We’re proud to do our part for the friendly partnerships that exist between the two countries. So getting this off the ground has been super exciting for our Clay Imports team and Ayse.

 

While in Mexico, Beef and Pie Productions shot an awesome video documenting the production and of the Geometric Series. We are stoked, to say the least.

 

Pretty things to look at while we drink

Clay Imports and Ayse invited the trade to for a tile talk over empanadas, margaritas, Mexican Coke, Topo Chico’s and delicious coffee. Not to forget the super cute tile cookies by Rocheli Patisserie. We were 100% looking at pretty things while we drank and ate…Designers, Architects, Contractors – you name it, the people from the trade were here and we received only positive feedback! It doesn’t get any better for a new product launch.

The black and white, 14 patterned, visually appealing line has made its official debut. Now the clock is ticking: Install this fresh tile somewhere in Austin!

The tiles will be online for sale soon, but for now: come by the showroom to check out this aaahhhmazing new line and joins us for the tile launch fiesta tonight:

 

We party again!

Tile Launch Party at Lewis Carnegie - May 12 -

at Lewis Carnegie
1312 B East Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78702

from 6pm-9pm

With excellent brews by Austin Beerworks

 

Austin Design - The Geometric Series

Austin is known for its unique design and eclectic art. We think it’s about time to start collaborating with our city’s creatives for the purpose of bringing fresh ideas and local concepts to the tile industry.

Austin Design

We are pleased to introduce you to our first collaborative, artist tile line. Join CLAY IMPORTS and AYSE DESIGN for the release of the GEOMETRIC SERIES, designed in Austin, handmade in Guanajuato. Industry professionals are invited to the studio for an afternoon of tile talk, margaritas and botanas.

May 10, 2017
12pm-3pm
at the Clay Imports Studio
12024 N Lamar Blvd

PLEASE RSVP

Saltillo Day Austin

Don’t miss Saltillo Day Austin, an outdoor festival celebrating the sister city relationship between Austin and Saltillo!

 

Saltillo Day Austin

The City of Austin, the Consulate General of Mexico in  Austin and Austin Sister Cities International are hosting the inaugurate Saltillo Day. And Clay Imports is part of it!

Together we are bridging tech, community, music, art and culinary from Texas and Mexico.

Come all to Plaza Saltillo in East Austin and celebrate with us!

Saturday
April 8
1pm – 4pm

Join the Facebook Event for updates!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact the President of the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association nick@clayimports.com, 512-653-4792. Gracias!

Cement Tile Sale 3-3-3

Mark your calendars for March 3rd! This sale will be BIG TIME!

All cement tile overstock will be on sale for $3 per piece – we’re talking pallets of patterns and a gazillion miscellaneous concrete tiles that have been discontinued.

Cement Tile Sale 3-3-3

Don’t miss this epic 3-3-3 event to shop selected cement tiles at an incredible price! Join the Facebook event for special announcements!

FRIDAY 3/3 – SATURDAY 3/4 – SUNDAY 3/5 from 9am-5pm. in-store only.

 

Check out some of the tiles that will be on sale…..STAY TUNED FOR MORE!

Straight out of New Braunfels

Straight out of New Braunfels first record is out and we celebrate with a concert at the most beautiful concert stage in Austin, Texas!

Straight  out of New Braunfels make True Jermanicana Music – Americana with a Jerman accent. They’re a bunch of friends, deeply connected through an international phenomenon: the Hash House Harriers. We had the pleasure of hosting these amazing people at our studio before and can’t wait to have them back. As a special guest proudly announce Ulrich Ellison and the Tribe, winners of two Austin Music Awards in the category “Blues/Soul/Folk” as well as the 2016 Award for “Best Guitar.” Also, there is rumor of the debut of Austin H3’s newest musical incarnation “Straight Out Of Our Minds” at this party.

And last but not least, food and drinks will be provided!

Save the date and join the Facebook event!

One Two Three Four Album Cover

 

FRIDAY March 10 at  the CLAY IMPORTS STUDIO

6pm doors open

7pm Ulrich Ellison and the Tribe (Austin Music Awards 2016)

9pm Straight out of New Braunfels (True Jermanicana Music) w/ debut of Straight Out Of Our Minds.