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cle notes — zellige terracotta

how to pair farrow & ball with your zellige tile

clé zellige is as traditional as it gets: made and glazed by hand, then fired in traditional kilns, just as it has been done for thousands of years. The science behind the firing produces not only a glorious gloss and surface texture, but also a wildly natural color variance. This is a...

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our top 5 memorial day sales picks

Announcing the Clé Memorial Day Sale, running from Monday, May 25 through Wednesday, May 27. For three days only, we are pleased to offer FREE SHIPPING sitewide on orders over $999, as well as a additional savings on our Second Shelf tile (see terms + conditions below). What is Second Shelf?  Second Shelf is...

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for your consideration, part two

we are always amazed at the popularity of certain tiles and how designers and clients use them. the images they have shared have been pinned, liked and shared far and wide. if you like some of those popular looks, we would like to recommend some others that that fit the same brief...

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zellige: the perfectly imperfect tile

In a workshop in northern Morocco, artisans pack local clay into shallow rectangular molds, then lay the slabs in the sun to dry before stacking them like card houses into kilns stoked with olive pits to fire overnight. The techniques they use are ancient, passed down through generations from artisan to apprentice....

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the clé guide to: tiling the fireplace

looking for a relatively inexpensive way to add visual impact to a room? tile the fireplace. whether you choose to tile the surround, the mantel or the fireplace hearth, many of clé’s tiles can be used for these surfaces. (we currently do not offer tile for the firebox). the two we recommend most are zellige and...

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