About Archival Designs


Jake and Julie Bond are a husband and wife team who have created a business based on bringing unique ceramic designs into the lives of their customers. Julie graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in ceramics. At the same time, Jake was earning his art degree from Doane College in Crete, NE. They met while working in a tile studio in Omaha, NE. After three years of gaining experience in the world of custom tile, they decided to venture out on their own to open Archival Designs in Kansas City, MO, in 2001.


Archival Designs is a working clay studio that is open to the public daily. The Bonds invite anyone to come in and experience their process as well as the finished product of their custom work. The studio is located in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, and participates in the district's famous "First Friday" art walks, which take place on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 10 p.m.