Clay Squared July Newsletter

We want to thank all of you for giving us your input into naming our new building. Over 500 people responded!  We are reviewing the results and will be taking people's reactions into consideration. We expect to announce the name in November or December, when we close on the building.

Right now we just started Phase 2, an environmental study. We will hear back in the next month or so, if there are any hazards we need to remedy. 
New building drawing
See you soon!
Layl and Josh 
Handmade Tile Project of the Month
DIY or Hire a Pro to Set Your Tiles?

tile setting demo

Setting tiles is not the hardest thing to do, as far as home projects are concerned. Doing an excellent job, however can require the attention of a skilled crafts person and can be well worth the money.  If you are going to set tiles, "know thy self."  If you are a patient and resourceful soul, you will likely enjoy the process. If you are a hasty, rushing sort, know your limitations and hire help.  You'll be glad you did!

Tiles set by Hohn and Hohn and Mill City Builders
Bathroom tiles set by Hohn and Hohn.  Fireplace by Mill City Builders.

Click here to order samples for your project today.

Best of Houzz 2017
Clay Squared
wins two 
"Best of Houzz 2017"
awards for
Design and Service!

Elliot McDill at Uptown
Our seventeen year old daughter, Elliot, will be showing and selling her beautiful pottery at the Uptown Youth Art Fair.  Her booth will be open on Saturday August 4th, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday August 5th, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Come and see her work and get a treasure from this up and coming artist!
Elliot's Pottery

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"Finding my Way to Clay"
Layl gets asked all the time: "How did you get into clay?" 
Layl's blog tells the full story, with ballerina gorillas, shrinking ghosts and crazy leg angels.  
Giraffe Cane made about 10 years ago

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Layl's Upcoming Festivals
Layl is in Geneva, IL this weekend.  See her there!

Geneva Art Fair
Geneva, IL
July 22 & 23, 2017
Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm 

Uptown Art Fair
Loring Park Art Fair
Minneapolis, MN
July 29th, 10 am to 6 pm 
July 30th, 10 am to 5 pm

Uptown Art Fair
Minneapolis, MN
August 4th, 12 pm to 8 pm
August 5th, 10 am to 8 pm
August 6th, 10 am to 5 pm  

Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts
Oconomowoc, WI
August 19th
August 20th 

Face Silly Millies
New Face
Help Layl find a name!


Silly Millies are unbaked polymer clay millefiori canes that can be sliced to make beads, buttons and other fun craft projects.  Layl also sells these designs as magnets and pins. 
Visit the online store for a full listing or her Etsy store.  

Polymer Clay Classes
Upcoming Classes:
Intro to Polymer Clay
Thursday, July 27th 9:30- 11:30am
Saturday, July 29th 3:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, August 12th 11:00-1:00

Millefiori Class
Sunday, August 13th
Noon to 3:00 pm

65% - 75% OFF and
Free Shipping!

Seconds tiles
 One box of our seconds tiles is $45! 
3-4 sq ft of tile per box. 
Most kitchen and fireplaces are 10 - 30 sq. ft. of tile 
    New seconds are added daily, so check in often. 

About Us


Clay Squared to Infinity, LLC, is a handmade tile and polymer clay showroom / studio. 

Josh Blanc makes and sells handmade tiles and mosaics for installation in kitchens, fireplaces, bathrooms and as art tile.  Clay Squared offers the largest selection of historic reproduction tile lines in the United States.

Layl McDill makes sculptures and millefiore canes with Polymer Clay.   She exhibits at arts' festivals and teaches classes both at Clay Squared and around the country.

Thank you for following our adventures as artists!


Josh Blanc and Layl McDill
Clay Squared to Infinity, LLC