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Architectural ceramics have experienced a resurgence with the rise in terra cotta facades used on modern buildings. Historically, terra cotta was once the most widely used material in urban areas. As a result of poorly detailed assemblies and changing fashions, the material lost favor among designers and builders, until recently. Terra cotta is again recognized for its wide range of colors and shapes, as well as its durability and recyclability. It’s now used across a wide range of architectural typologies, including residential, institutional and even highrise buildings. Familiarity with the material, both in historical use as well as more recent applications, has become relevant again for professionals in the building industry.
In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the use of terra cotta in architecture, with examples of historical and recent projects. Participants will then experience hands-on replication with terra cotta, using molds derived from the Wainwright Building in St. Louis, MO. Tiles will be pressed and fired at the KU School of Architecture and Design, coinciding with an exhibition of work from the school. Tiles will be kiln-fired following the workshop and made available to participants.
Lunch will be provided.
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APTCP Members: $50
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Schedule: October 31st, 9:30am-2:30pm at Marvin and Chalmers Hall, KU School of Architecture and Design
9:30 – introductory remarks and presentation on terra cotta in architecture
10:15 – move to gallery for introduction to tile pressing
12:00 – lunch and brief presentation on Historic Preservation Certificate at KU
1:00 – tiles removed from molds and cleaned up
2:00 – closing remarks/discussion
Parking: Please park in a metered space or a parking garage. Visit
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