- Posted by Matt Clark
–Matt Clark Tile & Stone, a tile and stone design company that provides custom tile to Santa Maria and the Central Coast, is the exclusive dealer for Oceanside Glasstile products. Owner, Mattias Clark said he first became acquainted with Oceanside Glasstile in 1990 while working for Hastings in New York city. Hastings was the first tile company to represent Sicis Mosaics From Ravenna Italy, and Oceanside Glasstile. Matt Clark became the exclusive Central Coast dealer of Sicis and Oceanside Glass Tile in 2008. Today, Matt Clark Tile & Stone is the only dealer for Oceanside Glasstile on the Central Coast and for providing tile to Santa Maria.
A great example of glass mosaic tiles is The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle was tiled with Venetian 1×1-inch smalti, cobalt blue. Similar reproduction tiles are made by Oceanside Glasstile. The company was created when the founders were asked to create repair pieces for a Hearst Museum restoration project in the early 1990’s. Since then the Oceanside, California company has produced a wide range of glass tile, mostly from recycled glass.
Clark was one of the installers of the Hastings showroom for their grand opening in 1988 and was asked by the owners to install many glass mosaic jobs throughout the 1990s. One of those projects for Clark was installing tile for a brownstone owned by Stephen Sondheim, including all five bathrooms and the vaulted barrel ceiling in the foyer of his Beekman Hill Townhouse on E 52nd Street in Manhattan
Matt Clark was recently brought in to help design and oversee the installation of the kitchen tile at one of the Julia Morgan built Hearst beach homes in San Simeon 2017. Julia Morgan. Morgan (1872-1957) designed the San Simeon residence. Over her professional lifetime, Morgan designed more than 700 buildings in California, the YMCA building in Honolulu, Hawaii and was the architect employed by William Randolph Hearst and Hearst family members for building designs. Although Morgan designed many well-known buildings, Hearst Castle is the most famous.
Matt Clark Tile & Stone works with clients to create one of a kind tile and stone projects, from fireplaces and fountains, to patios, kitchens and baths. Matt Clark has worked with tile since 1977, working with industry notables such as Armand Agresti, Ann Sacks, David Garbo and Jed Johnson and a number of outstanding architects, designers, craftsmen, artists and clients on both coasts. Clark and Katie Franklin opened their design studio in San Luis Obispo in 2002.
Matt Clark Tile & Stone
181 Tank Farm Road #140
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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