North Prairie Tileworks

Pete Jochimsen, production manager at North Prairie Tileworks, cuts clay into 4x4 squares after it has been pressed. The Minneapolis company produces its own glaze colors for the hand-painted tiles. Orders range from one tile to several thousand square feet and are installed in speculative, custom, and restoration projects.

Pete Jochimsen, production manager at North Prairie Tileworks, cuts the clay into 4x4 squares after it has been pressed in Minneapolis, Minn., on May 28, 2014.

The clay cutter allows for the tiles to be cut at exact measurements.

Tiles pressed and cut into 4x4 inch squares sit to dry.

Natalie Stockdale, left, and Marie Anderson glaze tiles before firing them in the kiln.

Natalie Stockdale places glazed tiles into the kiln to be fired.

Extra tiles remain in a box at North Prairie Tileworks.

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