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cle notes — fundamentals

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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The clé tile Guild: A Vision Realized

Like any good start-up, clé began in a garage. As a young business, very few knew the background. clé founder Deborah Osburn had been honing and refining her vision for decades prior, working with tile artisans around the world and modernizing the tile market by selling online - the first to do so without a...

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