architectural terra-cotta

architectural terra-cotta

[¦är·kə¦tek·chər·əl ‚ter·ə′käd·ə]
(materials)
A hard-burnt, glazed or unglazed clay unit used in building construction.

architectural terra-cotta

A hard-burnt, glazed or unglazed clay unit used in building construction; plain or ornamental; machine-extruded or hand-molded; usually larger in size than brick or facing tile. Also see ceramic veneer.
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Potter founded the New York Architectural Terra-Cotta Company that manufactured much of the terra cotta later used in skyscrapers.
The workshop will also include two hands-on demonstrations on fixings for architectural terra-cotta, and patching and coating architectural ceramics.
industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing clay sewer pipe, drain tile, flue lining tile, architectural terra-cotta, and other structural clay products.

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