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Secrets to a beautiful, handcrafted tile installation

You've decided to create a home that is a beautiful reflection of who you are, your hopes, your dreams... You want a home where your soul can just be. Handcrafted ceramic tile has caught your attention for the rustic quality it brings, the texture it can add to a room and the customization that only handcrafted can bring, but you hesitate... How on earth do you install handcrafted tile? You've...
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Ceramic tile countertops add beauty and personality to a home.

Ceramic tile countertops add beauty and personality to a home. ~ And they are easier to care for than you think! I WANT ceramic tile kitchen countertops. CRAZY, right??? I know! Perhaps, it is merely because I am a tile artist and have this funny obsession with tile, maybe it is because I was merely trying to save money by using my trade. There is some truth to those last two statements, but...
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Angevin Rose

The Tile of Kings

Angevin Rose A new handcrafted tile set by Fire Creek Clay. Inspiration is everywhere and often found in the most unlikely of places.  Fire Creek designs are often inspired by the backcountry and the animals that reside within.  Today, Fire Creek introduces The Angevin Rose Medallion and the story of its beginning is different. We study genealogy to answer the great questions of life;...
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When the lazy days of summer comes calling…

I go on dreaming... It has been an unusual summer for Fire Creek. The weather has been extraordinarily pleasant.  So unlike the hot dry heat we here in Idaho are so accustomed to. As I sit here talking with you, I am sitting on my back patio. Completely enjoying the cool gentle breeze that stirs my wind chime from sleep. It has left me in a rather reminiscent mood. As I...
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Tips for Choosing Custom, Handcrafted Tile

Choose Custom Tile  that is right for you. I'm hoping that you've read my Custom Tiles and have had some time to ponder all of the possibilities that exist with custom tiles for your home.  Has it left you asking, how do I whittle down all of those possibilities down to one perfect choice for your home? Read on... Just where are your going to put this really amazing, made for you tile? Whether...
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Custom Tiles ~ Personalize your home!

"Home is where your story begins." Using Fire Creek Tiles in your next remodel project, can personalize your home the way big home improvement stores can't.    We have been in our house for almost 16 years! Holy Cow, where does the time go?  In those 16 years, we have yet to make any kind of improvements to our home.  You know...we were busy with trying to keep up with two boys...who has the...
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Wildlife Tile Series

      "All things share the same breath the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports". ~Chief Seattle Introducing the new Wildlife Tile Series by Fire Creek Clay The solitude and peacefulness is what many seek when traipsing through the forest.  But if one is lucky, you may catch the glimpse of a fox, scurrying through the brush or the...
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As The Tile Crumbles…

As the Tile Crumbles ~ The Ongoing Saga of a Girl and her Little Bits (of tile). It is very easy to get too big for your britches.  I have made tiles for over 5 years.  I'm pretty proud at how far I've come, what I've learned, and how I've done it mostly on my own.  Boredom from repetition had settled in and it was time to stretch myself.  I've designed 8" tiles that have turned out...
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Payette Lakes Arts and Crafts Faire

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Something fun to do out of the heat of the summer? Come visit me in beautiful mountain town of McCall, Idaho at the Payette Lakes Arts and Crafts Faire, August 15th-16th! You can find the Art Show at the Fairway Park in the heart of town.  There will be many amazing artists and craftsman at the show.  Check out their Facebook page to see the...
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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Fire Creek Supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

April 4, 2012 was a day unlike any other.  It would be the day that my husband would be diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  We would quickly learn that a Bone Marrow Transplant would be his only chance for survival, hopefully a cure.  Just over three years after my husband's diagnosis, my uncle would succumb to the very same disease. Throughout these last three years, we have met...
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