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Our name derives from the Bauhaus movement and its influences on modernist architecture and modern design. First and foremost we are artisans. We take pride in our craft and strive each day to create new and lasting designs that will bring high quality beauty and functionality to our customers’ homes and commercial spaces.
We’re proud to be a homegrown American company firmly rooted in the creative environment that is Portland, Oregon.
Our work is in our blood—Jason, our founding creative director, is the son of renowned ceramicists Tom and Elaine Coleman. Like his parents, Jason brings creativity as well as dedication to the craft into all his designs.
What we’re about:
We care—not only about the beauty and quality of our products, but also about our impact on the world around us. We try to do what’s within our power to conserve resources and leave a lighter footprint.
That’s why we’ve committed to using 100% renewable energy to run our studio and production facility. All our products are made with lead-free materials. Our shipping cartons and packing materials are made of recycled corrugated paper and cornstarch “peanuts”.
Of course we reuse clay and glaze when possible and we recycle everything we can. We donate our seconds and usable broken tiles to local schools’ art programs.
100% of our products are handcrafted and most are made to order. Each individual tile is unique—crafted one at a time by the touch of a human hand. Because they are not mass-produced, our tiles have what we like to think of as “perfect imperfections”—sizes are nominal and might not be exact from tile to tile, glazes are made from scratch and applied individually to each piece, resulting in very slight color variations from piece to piece. Ours is a labor of love that will bring unique beauty and functionality to your project.
Most orders are filled on a made-to-order basis, so please build that time into your planning when considering using our products. Have a look inside our studio by clicking the In The Studio link.
To learn more about us, please use the links to the left, as well as exploring the rest of our site. We do hope you like what you see… please contact us if you have questions or would like help with an order.