• Detail of the Hamilton College, Wellin Museum of Art TerraClad Rainscreen with an extruded ribbed texture in matte purple custom glaze. Designed by Machado Silvetti.

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The green wall at Michael Chen's NYC Townhohuse was developed to hold native plants inside. Boston Valley manufactured the terraclad wall and planters for the project.

TerraTrust: Boston Valley’s commitment to the future of sustainable manufacturing

Boston Valley has recently launched the TerraTrust sustainability initiative. This blog discusses the ways in which terra cotta contributes positively to sustainable building and manufacturing practices.

In Conversation with Andy Brayman Part 3: sustainability & innovation in ceramics

This blog is the final installment of a three-part profile on Boston Valley Terra Cotta Research and Development Specialist, Andy Brayman. Sustainability is a vital topic in the architectural industry – lowering the carbon footprint of production is a huge, but necessary, responsibility to take on.

Andy Brayman among other participants of the 2016 ACAWorkshop.

In Conversation with Andy Brayman Part 2: working with architects to prepare for the ACAWorkshop

Andy Brayman has been involved in the ACAWorkshop since its inaugural year in 2016 but was brought into the fold as an organizer in 2019. Andy’s job is to help produce prototypes in preparation for the final event.

Sample pieces of the TerraClad® Rainscreen made by Boston Valley for the Morphosis Architects designed Orange County Museum of Art

Boston Valley’s work on the Morphosis designed Orange County Museum of Art featured in The Architect’s Newspaper

Boston Valley Terra Cotta is working closely with Morphosis Architects to manufacture a custom TerraClad® façade for The Orange County Museum of Art, highlighted in a recent article by The Architect’s Newspaper.

Sample tiles of specialty glazes that are currently in development at the Matter Factory.

In Conversation with Andy Brayman Part 1: working with Boston Valley Terra Cotta to develop glazes

This is part one of a three part profile on Research and Development Specialist, Andy Brayman that discusses his work developing glazes for Boston Valley, helping to create prototypes for ACAW, and his thoughts on the future of ceramics. 

FDNY Fire Rescue 2 - Studio Gang, Jeanne Gang, Architectural Digest

Studio Gang’s FDNY Fire Rescue 2 featured in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest recently published an article highlighting Studio Gang’s FDNY Fire Rescue 2 in Brooklyn, NY and the work of founding principal and partner of the studio, Jeanne Gang.

The Boston Valley Terra Cotta production facility as seen from above in Western New York.

130 Years of Terra Cotta Production & The Growth of Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Originally, Boston Valley was a brick manufacturer that later became a producer of terra cotta pots. The company’s return to architectural terra cotta products occurred in 1981 when the Krouse family purchased the facility. From then on, Boston Valley Pottery was known as Boston Valley Terra Cotta.

One Vanderbilt in New York City is a skyscraper designed by KPF that features white glazed terra cotta spandrels and soffits Boston Valley Terra Cotta

See Boston Valley’s Product on One Vanderbilt Highlighted in The Architect’s Newspaper

One Vanderbilt is a stunning skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan that continues to attract attention as construction progresses towards the completion date later in 2020.

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