The term through-body color means that the color of the final product is achieved through a combination of clays, minerals and/or stains which are mixed with water and fired to a high temperature, forming permanent bonds. Through-body colors experience zero color fade due to UV exposure. Our architectural terra cotta products can be manufactured in custom through-body colors to match a historic clay body. For new masonry construction, we will work with the architect to create a custom through-body color if specified for the project. Finally, our TerraClad® and TerraPreCast® product lines are available in 14 standard through-body colors. Custom colors can also be created with provision of a sample or reference material. Please contact us to learn more about custom through-body color development.
TERRA COTTA COLOR RANGES
As a natural product made of material mined from the earth, terra cotta can exhibit a color range in both clay body and glaze finishes upon firing. This range makes terra cotta a truly beautiful building material. Boston Valley works with our clients to clarify the inherent color range of their selection and ensure that it fits within their design goals. We have invested in a Konica-Minolta Spectrophotometer. This device allows us to set the acceptable color range for a project and scan all terra cotta product for conformance to this range before it leaves our facility.