Braddock Tiles is a socially engaged business that produces durable handmade ceramic architectural tiles and fine art tiles. Situated in the neighborhood of Braddock PA and within the larger context of post-industrial unemployment, we are committed to creating job opportunities for our neighbors and providing work readiness programming for young adults.
We have in invaluable partnership with the Braddock Youth Project, a very successful youth employment and empowerment program serving the local community since 2006. Braddock Tiles served as a work site for youth over the summer of 2016 and through the 2016-17 school year, with an anticipated group of six youth for the 2017 summer. Local youth discover the ceramic medium by learning the art of tile making and have opportunities to explore other tools and techniques in the shop. Over the months, youth develop “soft” job skills and learn to make high quality, hand-crafted architectural tiles.