AIGA Austin Presents Under the Radar with Ayse Design & Clay Imports

Under the Radar is a lecture series featuring our local design badasses who are helping put Austin on the map. Come out to discover and celebrate killer design that is taking place in our own backyard. Admission includes one taco ticket and free beer comes with your purchase of a Under the Radar pint glass.

About Ayse Design & Clay Imports

When it comes to designing, Ayse is a hands-on maker. She studied ceramics and sculpture at LSU. So, you know, she shoots pool well. She’s hand-stacked limestone walls with her landscape company. Hand carving and gilding frames for a master gilder.

When she was renovating her bathroom (yes, by hand) she couldn’t find the tiles she envisioned. So, you know, she made them - from design to firing in her kiln.

By doing the hard work herself she is keenly aware of the time and money each project takes. Whether she’s creating custom tiles for an interior designer or fabricating lamp shades for Odd Duck she gets the most visual impact for the dollar.

“I enjoy collaborating with designers to make pretty things we can smile at while drinking.”


Nick Barreiro is the Co-Founder and Chief Tile Scout of Clay Imports, an independently owned Austin-based company that specializes in the design, production, and installation of handcrafted tile.

While developing Clay Imports, and searching the world for skilled tile artisans, Nick built strong relations with crafters and manufactures in Mexico, Morocco and Turkey. In addition to sourcing awesome materials from these folks, Nick strives to connect them with designers from the US.  

Nick is in the process of developing a tile making class that will provide designers with access to studio space in Saltillo, Mexico and Istanbul, Turkey.


6:30–7:30 Socialize with tacos & beer 7:30 Presentation begins

Free for members $5 for nonmembers

*REMINDER* If you are a Under the Radar regular, bring back your UTR pint glass for continued beer consumption.




Presenting Sponsor:

Liaison Creative + Marketing

Tacos Provide By:

Plotter Pro

Thanks to our sponsors:

Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company

Industry Print Shop

When & Where
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Lewis Carnegie
1312 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78702
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