Ceramic Tile & Design

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This body of work represents my accomplishment as co-founder, CEO and co-designer of Trikeenan Tileworks, a handcrafted tile manufacturing business my husband and I started in 1990 and left in 2011.

Handcrafted in New England, admired around the world, Trikeenan was a US Manufacturer of quality handcrafted ceramic tile and glazed thin brick, employing a creative team skilled artisans in New Hampshire and New York. Broadening the market’s conception of glazed thin brick and ceramic tile use in the building industry, we were selected for high end institutional, commercial, hospitality and residential projects, as well as developing relationships and designing tile surfaces for national accounts like Starbucks and Whole Foods Markets.

We ran two US factories and operated a retail design showroom. Utilizing both age-old handmade processes and more modernized automated production methods, extrusion, ram pressing, periodic and roller hearth firing profiles, we employed a community of artisans dedicated to the creation of beauty; collaborated with a myriad of well respected manufacturers, architects and designers; and sold to a loyal client base of tile lovers globally. Click here to view Trikeenan’s website and to see a full resume of designs and projects we created.

Our last project worked on for Trikeenan was designing and creating the glazed exterior thin brick for Mercy West Health Hospital in Cinncinnatti OH. pictured below.  Click here to learn more about the project.  Currently under construction you can visit their live webcam link.

We lived a mantra of ‘Life’s short, Build what you love, Invest in Beauty!’