Come visit Clay Squared to Infinity at Art-A-Whirl. Pick up a free catalog of the event. Park in our lot and take the trolley. We have lots of new work to show you. Art A Whirl takes place annually in Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public.
2013 Dates and Hours:
Friday, May 17th - 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, May 18th - Noon-8 p.m.
Sunday, May 19th - Noon-5 p.m.
Tour more than 70 locations throughout Northeast Minneapolis, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, businesses, and restaurants
The Clay Squared e newsletter has been selected for All Star Status for the 2nd year in a row. Glad to know people like what we are writing and talking about. Here is a link for you to get our monthly newsletter. http://www.claysquared.com/index.php/about/newsletter
Layl's piece "Just Think how Books are like Birdhouses" is on the cover of the Spring issue of Polymer Arts Magazine. She is also featured in an article about stories in polymer clay wall art written by Alice Stroppel and Suzanne Ivester.
The winter months at Clay Squared have typically been a great time for Layl and Josh to reflect on the past year and start planning out goals and ideas for the coming year. Read about all of our new projects and goals.
Clay Squared was selected as the best of for our work won in the Design category, our portfolio includes some of the most popular images on Houzz in 2012! Thanks to all that saved our images into your favorites. Check out our page http://www.houzz.com/pro/claysquared/__public
The 2013 Handmade Tile Association Directory is now available for free at Clay Squared to Infinity. Read about 40 tile artists and tile resources around the country. Josh is the President of the Handmade Tile Association you can read his statement on the organization. Hot off the printer! Not local order your free copy hot off the printer! Click here
We are thrilled to announce that we will be at the same location as last year in the Gaviidae Commons very near Neiman Marcus in the Skyway level for the 2012 Holiday season. Address is 555 Nicollet Mall Suite 289. Between 5th and 6th Ave off of Nicollet and Marquette Ave. Hours 10 - 7 daily. Sunday 12- 5
Sue Christensen, Kirsten Walstead of SoMi Tileworks, Norma Hanlon, Stephanie Kaczrowski, Marisa Martinez Jewlery, Jane Swan, Kimberlee Roth, Susan Feigenbaum, Kendall Bohn, Aldo Moroni, Martha Enzler, Kristine Hites, Layl McDill, and Josh Blanc.
Josh newest work Cosmic Transformer Inner Loop was awarded the Tile Heritage Prize at the 2012 Minnesota Tile Festival "Awarded to the artist whose tile in the juror's opinion best represents the ceramic tile traditions in America" Juried by Jaque Bethke for PURE Design.
Layl's newest polymer clay wall pieces will be on view from July 26th to September 9th at the Bloomington Art Center.
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431
Atrium Gallery- open Mon-Friday 8:00am to 10:00pm
Sat. 9:00am to 5:00pm Sun. 1:00-10:00pm
Sarah Whiting Photography took some great new photos of Josh's Cosmic Cloud and Spot Tiles over this contemporary Fireplace. Click the link to read more.
Layl's work will be on display until April 7th at the Evergreen Retirement Center in Oshkosh, WI. There will be an artist reception on February 4th starting at 4:00. Come and see Layl's latest large works and listen to her talk about her artwork and the process.
Address: 1130 N. Westfield Stree, Oshkosh, WI
Layl McDill was profiled in Sunday's November 6th Pioneer Press Sunday Life Section.
Family Outings: Making millefiori clay crafts with the kids
It's nearly impossible to make ugly millefiori, which is what makes the clay craft such a great fit for kids.I recently took my 9-year-old son to a class offered by artist Layl McDill at her studio in Northeast Minneapolis. We sat on stools around a long, high table made of clear Plexiglas with a half-dozen other children and a few parents. Chunks of polymer clay filled the middle of the table like squares of colorful bubblegum.
Read the whole article http://www.minnmoms.com/ci_19258025
Works by the Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota shown at the Textile Center of Minnesota
Artist's Reception Tuesday October 11th 5:00 to 9:00pm Treats and Demos by the Artists. Come and see Layl's "Baked Bikini" and "Fishy Handbag" plus over 20 works of art that play on the idea of wearable clay creations.
Show runs through October 24th, 2011. See the Textile Center's website for hours.
Caesar: Rise of the Apes Hits Theaters August 2011
Look for a Piece of Minnesota!
Clay Squared to Infinity was contacted last year by Fox Searchlight movie production inquiring about its Subway Ceramic Basket Weave tile pattern for the set of Caesar: Rise of the Apes. Clay Squared to Infinity provided the production team with 90 square feet of the tiles for the movie’s historic scenes.
So far this summer has been filled with travel for Layl and Josh has been busy in his studio with all kinds of projects. Layl went on a month long road trip to California. It will be interesting to see how the landscapes of Utah and Nevada influence Layl's creations in the coming months. Click here to read the entire newsletter.
Making mosaics really is visual mirror in to the way you think. Free form thinkers and planners both can do projects like this mosaic kitchen backsplash featured. Check out the whole project click here
Clay Squared monthly newsletter. Ideas on budgeting for tile projects. Follow Layl's adventures across America. Click here to read the newsletter.