The Alberta Legislature Dome continues to advance through the factory. Models of dome tiles with a double radius are being routed from blank blocks of plaster on our 5-axis CNC machine, while those units requiring the detailing skills of our sculptors and craftsmen are being modeled by hand using plaster and clay (see photo below). […]
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When the Riviera Theater opened in 1927, people in Omaha had never seen anything like it. Designed by the inventor of the “atmospheric theater”, John Eberson (1875-1954), it was an fanciful combination of Italian Renaissance and Moorish Revival. To add to the overall fantasy, Eberson perched 9 gargoyles high above the street, to observe (and […]
Here is another video clip teaser courtesy of filmmaker Peter McGennis. This is some footage shot for the upcoming Boston Valley Terra Cotta movie and highlights our restoration work on the stunning Brooklyn Post Office.
The Alberta project is in full production mode. The plant is churning out completed models, molds and finished units daily to keep up with production demands. The 5 axis router continues to produce approximately 8 models a day. Plaster models are test fitted before molding to ensure adjacent pieces line up correct.
The 5 axis router is now fully enclosed to prevent any flying debris from entering the mold shop work space. The curtains are specially designed to prevent any flying objects from escaping the working envelope of the machine. They are strong enough to even stop bullets! Check out this video clip of our 5 […]
Check out this short teaser from filmmaker Peter McGennis, who is working on a film about Boston Valley Terra Cotta and the amazing restoration work we are doing on Dorothy.
In an effort to document the unique work performed by Boston Valley Terra Cotta, filmmaker Peter McGennis traveled to New York City to capture one of the original “Dorothy” structures that is still in tact on the building located at 150 Nassau. As visible in the photos below the structure has been strapped back to […]