David Shipley Back in The Studio

David is Back in the studio. When I first met David he was working on Sculptures and has two permanent pieces in the Library at Texas Woman’s University . I do not have any quality pictures to share (yet ). While here he will be sculpting again as well as Painting. We invite you to his studio. 730 Read More

The Los Angeles Rams

Nothing official about the Bus that I know of but Vic from shipping told me that it was once a St Louis Rams Bus. Until proven otherwise I think the guy staring through the window is Patrick from Marketing.           Read More

Safety Is Important @ ARTO

So is having Fun. Jordie Below in the Shipping Department sporting our new line of Eye Protection.   Read More

Project: Roman Series Hermosa Charley Brown Limestone

A change of Pace. Not just Tile but all the accessories to finish your Landscape Project. Shown below is our Roman Series in Color Charley Brown with texture Limestone. All that is missing from the project is pool coping and showing off our Curves ( Radius Pieces ). Well there is more to the series  Read More

Stephanie & Daniel

Looking through the Archives I came across this one of Daniel & Stephanie from maybe 2 years ago. Read More

Put Color Back In Architecture ( when appropriate )

In a Sea Of Gray ( we have that too ) call out some color for your project. Size & Shapes to Glaze   Series Oleson ||  Series  Monrovia  ||  Series Studio  ||     Read More

Lower Alabama & The Pan Handle of Florida

SSH. It is a secret part of the USA ( Pensacola Beach). Took just a few pictures all from the same spot. This is what I saw after work everyday. ( BTW better in person ) Read More

Avila Brothers

So there are many sibling sets at Arto. My brother Vod & I ,The Avilas below and I can think of at least 4 more.   Read More

the boss, our dad , Arto back in the day

My brother Vod  recently scanned a treasure trove of old pictures. Since then when I present Arto Brick to folks that do not know our company culture I have started to share this picture.   I mumble a few words and end with the fact that he, Arto our father has always been cool. Cool since the beginning of time. Read More

Hospitality Project: Zinque (8 x 8 Hexagon 3″ Thick)

Howdy All ! The hexagon is a timeless shape. Use by nature by Honey Bees and see in Volcanic Stone formations. Arto produces Hexgaons in #ConcreteTerraCotta & #HighFireTerraCotta in sizes from 4×4 to 14×14. The color options are over 100. The Pictures below are of Restaurant called Zinque I stumbled across on LA.Eater  .  They use three shade Read More

William in Action

William in action ( the guy in the Blue Arto T-Shirt ) giving a factory tour.    Read More

Coachella 2016

Updated 10-17-16 The Coachella Collection has been available going on two years but never in the Price Book. The Coachella Collection in the new price book  staring on Page 11 . Below are some of the Concept Boards We came up with . Do you have suggestions?  Which ones do you have a project for or Read More

Petronilo !

Howdy All Petrolino has been at Arto since 2002. In a prior life my brother has know him maybe since late 1999. Read More

A little bit Texas

Howdy ! Just a few shots of Texas. I did not snap a lot as I normally do but no excuses I found few that will do. Not In Order of visited but in order of how they uploaded . How I saw Austin, a lot of Building going on in a small space. Drive Read More

Bathroom #1 Houston House Surprise

I am on a road trip across Texas . In Houston as I write. Jennifer @ Alamo Stone took me to one her projects. Met Kurt on site . He wears shorts to work like myself. It made my day. Below are some cell phone pictures of one of the bathrooms. Using my favorite; 6×6 Read More