Monday, April 25, 2011

Superior Clay - Architectural Terracotta Production

Superior Clay Corporation began producing clay products over 100 years ago. The company is located in my small home-town in Ohio where my father and uncle are the sole pattern makers. Their process of pattern-making is similar to how we have been working in our ceramics' class... but on a much larger scale. There are a variety of products- chimney pots, pipes, fireplaces, brick, pizza ovens, and architectural restoration. Collected locally and known for its quality, the clay itself is also used outside of the company by ceramic artists working on a smaller scale. The clay industry is well-known in our community and contributes to terracotta architectural decoration around the country.

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