Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Spectacular - 50% off!

We've put two more items on sale for our big Winter Spectacular!
First up is the Smokey Moss Glass 1x1 - Slightly iridescent with beautiful golden tones it lends itself to installations with natural materials like wood and stone. It works beautifully with the Textile Canapa, our other featured sale item this week.
Was $15.  Now only $7.50!

Our second featured item is the Textile Porcelain 20x20 in Canapa. This beautiful porcelain has a wonderful texture like fabric and is strong enough for the heaviest foot traffic.
Was $21.66pc. Now $10.83pc. That's only $3.91sf!

Don't forget - last week's featured items are still on sale too!

The showroom will be closed for the holidays from 
December 24th to January 3rd. See you in 2011!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Holidays!

12 Weeks of Tile Holiday Spectacular!

In the spirit of the Partridge and the Pear Tree we will be hosting a fabulous sale to make way for new inventory. Each week of the sale we’ll showcase a different product at 50% off!
Like the holiday song each item will be added to the one before it so by the end of the sale we’ll have a huge amount of inventory on sale at terrific prices. Be sure to follow our Blog or keep an eye on our Facebook page to see what great product has been added to the sale each week!
 Tumbled China Beige 5/8 x 5/8

Tumbled China Beige 4x4

Smokey Honey Glass 1x1
 For the first week of the sale, starting Monday Dec. 6th, we have Tumbled China Beige stone in 5/8 x 5/8's for $6.25sf and 4x4's for $5.35sf, along with Smokey Honey 1x1 glass for $7.50sf. They look beautiful together and we're sure it's just the thing for your project.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Saturdays at Pratt & Larson - Free Design Seminar!

We're having another Seminar Saturday! Stop by for some great design tips. It's free!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our Open House was a Great Success! (Part Two: Our local tile makers)

This is the second half of the post on our Open House for the Architect & Design community. The party was a big hit and all the hard work really paid off. Many, many thanks are due to all the local tile companies who participated! Our vendors from Oregon and Washington brought new displays and artwork and all sorts of wonderful stuff for everyone to see. The showroom really looked fantastic filled with tables of new product. So thanks again everyone for taking part and helping to make this event a great success.

Part Two: Our Local Vendors from Oregon and Washington
Kristen from Architerra NW & Steve from Tile Restoration
Architerra NW's beautiful new textures.
Some new decorative tiles from Tile Restoration.

Steve from Fine Art Tileworks and his giant rabbit sculpture.

A collection  from Fine Art Tileworks.

Timothy and Robert from M2 Glass

Stunning new Kaleidoscope glass patterns from M2.

Justyn from Metolius Ridge and Margaret Kuhn

Some new designs from Metolius Ridge.
The Osaka Mural from Metolius Ridge

 Be sure to look for Margaret's murals at New Season's newest store on SE Hawthorne.

The Tempest Tileworks display wall

A peek at Portland Cement Co.'s new wood grain planking

We really had a blast hosting this event and hope that you all can make it to the next one! Come on by until then to see the great changes we've been making in the showroom.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Open House was a Great Success!

On November 4th we had an open house for the Architecture & Design community. It was a great success! We had a terrific turn out and we all had a wonderful evening. All the hard work we put into getting the showroom painted and the displays refreshed and rehung really paid off. Many thanks to everyone who took part in getting it all ready and to the design community for spending the evening with us. There are a ton of pictures (thanks Angela and Alison!) so I'll post them in two entries.

Part One: The Guests!

We caught up with old friends and made some new friends.
There was a  raffle!

The raffle prizes were made by our local tile companies and artists. I wanted to win them all!

There were factory tours to explain how we make our handmade tile.

Yummy snacks.

All the displays have been redesigned

Lots of new images from Tempest Tileworks

Justyn from Metolius Ridge explaining her new designs

Todd from Portland Cement Co. talks about his cast cement tile.

We had a great time hosting this event! We hope you can make it to the next one. Check back for the next post showing off all the beautiful tile from our local designers.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Design Seminars this Saturday Oct 23rd

Saturdays at Pratt & Larson Tile

Join us October 23rd
for a series of seminars and presentations by design industry professionals.
Come for one or stay for them all. No registration required and it's FREE!
 Visit the websites below for examples of the beautiful projects these designers have worked on.
Then come hear them speak and see how you can incorporate their ideas into your home.
We look forward to seeing you!

Bathroom Design @10:30am
Kathryn McDougall Radin from Artisan Renovations 

Kitchen Design @ 11:45am
Heidi Lawrence, CKD of Heidi Lawrence Designs

Interiors @ 1pm

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Louisiana Gulf Response Fundraiser

Thanks to your help we've raised $5775 so far to aid volunteers working on the clean up effort in the Louisiana Gulf.
But we're not done yet! Clean up work is still underway in the gulf.

You can show your support for these volunteers by visiting our website to purchase our Brown Pelican Tile. This commemorative handmade, hand painted 6x9 tile is still available for $50 each. Seventy percent of the proceeds from each sale goes to the Louisiana Gulf Response Organization. The Louisiana Gulf Response Organization is a partnership between four non-profit environmental and wildlife organizations working together to protect and restore coastal Louisiana. All of the money we donate will be divided between these partners to fund their combined efforts. The four organizations are: The National Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. All of these sites have great articles and pictures about the progress made in the clean up effort.
Visit to purchase a tile and help make a difference today.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Pratt & Larson Outlet Store

We're having a sale at the Outlet Store! There are some great deals on porcelain and stone tile but the best deal at the Outlet are the handmade tiles.

The tile at the Outlet Store comes from a number of different sources. Most of the tile are seconds from the Pratt & Larson factory. Pratt & Larson manufactures tile right here in Portland, Oregon. (Ask us for a tour sometime!) We make tile for showrooms all across the country and sometimes we make too much of a particular color or a glaze doesn't turn out quite as we intended. Rather than throwing this material away or trying to save it up for another order we send it to the outlet store. When we experiment with new colors or shapes lots of tests and trials are created. They might not have been the test result we were looking for but it might be just the piece you need for your mosaic. 
Field Tile is organized by color
Unusual trim pieces

There are sinks too!

We're a creative bunch here and being surrounded with all these great materials inspires some of us to try our hand at making tile. Some of these beautiful creations find their way to the Outlet Store too.

P&L employee creations

Local vendors sometimes bring us their seconds to sell too. We might have some beautiful murals from Tempest Tileworks or colorful recycled glass tile from Stardust Glass. When any of our vendors discontinues a line all the samples are sent to the Outlet so you never know what you might find.  

Recycled glass tile from Stardust Glass

Hand painted tile from Paty Maly
Pebble Table Top Display from Island Stone
There are lots of reasons to shop at the outlet. Maybe you're working on a big project and have a small budget. Tile at the outlet starts at only $1 a pound. Maybe you have a tight deadline and are looking for a few special pieces you can take home today instead of waiting the usual 4 to 6 weeks. Lots of people use the tile at the outlet for mosaic projects like a garden wall or stepping stones.  New tile arrives at the outlet store every day. If you have a big project to work on you might consider coming back a few times to collect enough material for your job. Our Outlet Store staff are great at designing with the materials on hand and happy to help with ideas for your projects. Come see us soon!
Design idea of the day

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Sale at the Outlet Store

We're having a sale!
Come see the great selection of Marble, Stone and Porcelain tiles in stock and 40 to 50% off retail prices. Sale starts October 8th.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Welcome to the Pratt & Larson Tile and Stone Showroom Blog!

Pratt & Larson Ceramics has been producing beautiful handcrafted tile since 1980. We started in Michael Pratt and Reta Larson’s basement studio and have grown over the years to a factory, showroom and warehouse employing over 100 people in Portland, Oregon. This blog will showcase the tile we make right here in Portland as well as beautiful tile from the many vendors we carry in our showroom. We’ll post notices of our sales and events, keep you up to date on what's new in our showroom as well as interesting articles and helpful tips for your own design projects. Be sure to visit the websites for our showroom and factory as well as following us on Facebook!