It is a sad day on the casting floor as Andrew Hayes headed back to his mountain holler this morning. Andrew is a truly inspired and accomplished artist and metalworker and it was a coup to get his help on this project. When he arrived four weeks ago we hadn't yet made a single finished tile. His help was crucial in finalizing the surface treatment for our unglazed tiles and in streamlining all aspects of our production process. He’s got a great eye and a level head. And he’s impossible not to like, as many in the factory would be quick to tell you.