The Artist Series Origin Story

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At Clay Imports, we truly believe that when artists are supported, creative communities thrive. So, three years ago we decided to embark on a journey to expand the Clay Imports family by giving the designers and makers we love a platform to flex their talents while trying out a new medium: tile. This led to the creation of the Artist Series.


The Artist Series Origin Story

During Austin Design Week 2016 Ayse Iyriboz, the now Artist Series curator, connected with our head tile scout, Nick, and shared the story of how she designed and fired all the tiles for her home renovation. Naturally, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to collaborate with Ayse, and she partnered with us for the Geometric Series and the Valladolid Series.

Shortly following, other artists began to take notice. Considering the success of our collaboration with Ayse, we knew she was the perfect person to coordinate the connection between the design community and Clay Imports. The Artist Series is not only a gateway for designers to understand a new medium, it also provides Clay Imports with a design perspective that may have never been applied to the tile industry. a win win for everyone! 


Black Series by David Bravo

From Outside Series by Brett Stiles

Geometric Series & Valladolid Series by Ayse Iyriboz

Stone Textile Series by Elizabeth Mollen

The Lacuna Collection by Jada Schumacher

The Starling Collection by Maria Starling

Oaxaca Series by Robin Bhalla


Horizon Series by Claire Zinnecker

Grow House Grow by Katie Deedy

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