I recently had the chance to finally hook up with Jason and Megan and talk about their new space for Clayhaus Ceramics. They’ve set up shop on Arista just past Oak Grove Blvd. If you’ve been on the Trolley Trail section on Arista, you might have noticed their doors open displaying some of their work.
And their work? It’s beautiful art tile that’s made by hand from raw materials – Jason makes the glaze from scratch. They specialize in colorful, simple shapes with a more modern slant that’s perfect for the many mid-century homes in the area.
Jason is the son of renowned ceramicists Tom and Elaine Coleman—leaders in the ceramics arts movement of the 1960s – 1970s. Being raised in that type of home environment influenced him tremendously. He draws much of the inspiration for his work from the Bauhaus movement and mid-century architecture and design.
Megan has held positions as an assignment editor for major network affiliate stations in Tulsa, OK, Las Vegas, NV, and Portland, OR markets with stints at a couple of local marketing firms, then at the ReDirect Guide. She now manages all sales, marketing and business management functions for Clayhaus.
The tile is suitable for decorative purposes and for applications such as backsplashes and walls, and is usually sold direct to the trades or wholesalers.
Though it’s not a retail shop the owners encourage locals to stop by and say hi and peruse through the seconds sections, a sort of outlet store of mismatched and slightly blemished products. There are also many styles of new works to check out.
The couple is also up for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards.
Many folks have stopped by and Jason and Megan have enjoyed chatting with Oak Grove locals. So, if you’re out taking a walk in our downtown area, stop on by and say hello!