Modwalls® and Clayhaus Enter Design Partnership; Plan to Debut Their New Ceramic Tile Line at Dwell on Design

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Modwalls and Clayhaus Ceramics have partnered to create “Clayhaus for modwalls” a new line of domestically produced handmade ceramic tile set to debut at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, June 24-26, 2011.

Clayhaus was willing to create exclusive color glazes and shapes for modwalls; the offer to create the Clayhaus for modwalls line really fit our need.

Modwalls®, “Making Tile Modern,” has teamed up with Oregon-based Clayhaus Ceramics to create “Clayhaus for modwalls®,” a new domestically made ceramic tile line with unique colors and designs specially crafted for modwalls. The line will debut at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, CA, June 24-26, 2011, booth #1030.

The Clayhaus for modwalls product line will consist of a collection of ultra-mod 2”x8” smooth glazed ceramic tiles in seven classically modwalls colors including a vibrant green named “Wheatgrass,” an energetic orange, “Zest,” and a fresh blue called “Splash.” The partnership has also produced the “Symbols” collection which will roll out at Dwell on Design with three colors of “Plus” shape tile, which can be mixed and matched to create a completely custom ceramic tile installation.

The idea for a partnership began with a phone call from Clayhaus owners Jason and Megan Coleman. At the time, modwalls owner-designer Rebecca Lonergan had already been searching for a high quality, domestically made ceramic tile and the offer to partner with Clayhaus came at just the right moment.

Lonergan affirmed, “It was the perfect time to partner with Clayhaus. We had been searching for a domestically produced ceramic tile for a while and we wanted something unique, something you couldn’t just find anywhere. Clayhaus was willing to create exclusive color glazes and shapes for modwalls; the offer to create the Clayhaus for modwalls line really fit our need.”

The timing was right for Clayhaus as well. “This collaboration makes perfect sense for us. Modwalls’ brand presence and market penetration fits perfectly with our customers’ appreciation for mid-century architecture and modern design,” said Megan Coleman, Clayhaus co-founder and director of sales and marketing.

All Clayhaus for modwalls products are 100% handcrafted in the USA. Each individual tile is unique. Care is taken to ensure the highest quality of workmanship goes into every step of creating this artisan tile, from clay extrusion, to hand cutting, to hand-applied glazes.

Please visit modwalls® at booth #1030 at Dwell on Design to see the Clayhaus for modwalls line in action.

Complete product information is available at

About modwalls
Modwalls is “Making Tile Modern” with unique and colorful designs and a hassle free online buying experience. Founded in 2005 by husband and wife team David Bousfield and Rebecca Lonergan, the couple used their experience in the Silicon Valley high tech sector to develop an online method of selling a typically brick and mortar product. Frustrated with limited tile options for their own remodels, the pair began creating unique glass mosaic blends inspired by mid century architecture and modern design and developed an online tile blender so that customers could design their own glass tile blends. They then partnered with the non-profit HOPE Services to produce the custom tile blends locally with the help of HOPE’s developmentally disabled clients. The company has since expanded to other tile materials including recycled glass tile, cork mosaics and porcelain penny tile. Now recognized as an industry leader, modwalls products are featured regularly in publications like Sunset Magazine, Luxe, Dwell, This Old House and Atomic Ranch. Modwalls fosters great design through creative partnerships such as the Henry Road for modwalls glass tile collection and the new Rex Ray Studio for modwalls and Clayhaus for modwalls collections, both launching in 2011. Modwalls products are available 24/7 at

About Clayhaus Ceramics
Clayhaus Ceramics is an artisan ceramic tile company founded in 2010 by Jason and Megan Coleman. All Clayhaus products are American-made and handcrafted entirely from scratch in the company’s studio/production facility in Portland, Ore. The couple has extensive experience in the artisan tile industry. Jason, the artist and craftsman in the partnership, is the son of Tom and Elaine Coleman, leaders in the ceramic arts movement of the 1960s and ‘70s. In the early 2000s he gained production and sales experience at Pratt & Larson Tile & Stone prior to partnering with his spouse, Megan, to form first Stardust Glass in 2006, and then Clayhaus Ceramics last year. The company’s unique products include sheeted and loose field tile in a wide range of shapes, sizes and colors, as well as a growing set of decorative relief collections. Tile design and color palette are inspired by the Bauhaus movement and its influence on modernist architecture and modern design. Learn more at

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