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The Founders

Clayhaus Ceramics is a labor of love founded by the husband and wife team of Jason and Megan Coleman.

The couple each bring their own unique talents—Jason is the artist and craftsman, while Megan handles sales, customer service and the business end of things—to the partnership, ensuring that the products you purchase are not only beautifully made and the highest handcrafted quality, but they also arrive when they are supposed to and the box contains the correct amount.

Jason is the son of renowned ceramicists Tom and Elaine Coleman—true leaders in the ceramics arts movement of the 1960s – 1970s. Being raised in that type of home environment influenced him tremendously. He draws much of the inspiration for his work from the Bauhaus movement and mid-century architecture and design. His formal art training comes in the form of a general art studies degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and he gained professional experience making molds for architectural building facades including the Venetian Hotel & Casino. In the summer of 2001, Jason accepted a tile production position at Pratt & Larson Tile & Stone, a nationally known ceramic tile studio and factory in Portland. He later was promoted to sales associate in the Pratt & Larson showroom. His passion for creating new art led him to found the Stardust Glass tile line and ultimately to form Clayhaus Ceramics.

Megan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Oklahoma and later held positions as assignment editor for major network affiliate stations in Tulsa, OK, Las Vegas, NV, and Portland, OR markets. She expanded her business acumen and marketing skill during stints with two marketing firms in Portland and honed sales skills as an account executive for the ReDirect Guide, a sustainable products directory published in Portland. Megan left her position with the ReDirect Guide to form Stardust Glass tile, a predecessor to Clayhaus Ceramics. She now manages all sales, marketing and business management functions for Clayhaus.

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