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brick 101: humble, maybe. but not to be overlooked

(above) clé foundry flats bricks Spare a thought for the humble brick.  One of the oldest building materials, brick was first used about 9000 years ago in the Middle East. The first bricks were made of mud which was then dried in the sun for hardening. (This obviously limited their use to...

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Why clé Loves the Guild Fundamentals Collection

When we first fired the Guild’s kiln, it was a monumental moment. A culmination of an idea, technology, and artistry that delivers on clé’s promise to its customers; an entirely new level of excellence.  After much contemplation and much experimentation, the result has been a line of thin glazed brick that clé founder...

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Where Science Meets Artistry: Introducing Eric VanderMolen

The recent debut of the clé Guild was not what clé founder Deborah Osburn had ever envisaged. Having created and run a tile production business early in her career, she did not imagine she would be doing it again.  The idea was never to actually become a production operation, but when searching...

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