On September 19, The Building Centre in London will have an opening for an exhibition entitled Handheld to Superscale: Building With Ceramics. Boston Valley Terra Cotta is a headline sponsor for the event and has provided a mockup of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art — Center for Asian Art’s green terra cotta façade for the exhibition. The award-winning, signature building is designed by Machado Silvetti and features a deep green TerraClad® Façade manufactured by Boston Valley. Though the mockup of the Ringling Museum is the one of several contemporary architectural façades featured in the exhibit, it exemplifies a modern, technological approach to architectural terra cotta.
The Building Centre’s exhibit Handheld to Superscale: Building With Ceramics interrogates the relationship of different applications of the ceramic medium, in the press release they describe their intention for the exhibit:
The exhibition explores a close connection between hand-held ceramic objects and large-scale urban interventions – from the glazed household items that inspire whole building facades to the manufacturers using scaled-up processes familiar to studio potters. Both traditional production methods and innovative technology are equally embraced in the show, with hand-crafted pieces sitting alongside mass ceramic production and robotic technology.
The event will bring together designers, artists, manufacturers to draw this innate connection between seemingly disparate works. Among the artists and architecture firms’ work featured in the exhibit are FAT Architecture with Grayson Perry, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Denizen Works, Eric Parry Architects with artist Richard Deacon, Ceràmica Cumella, among others.
Handheld to Superscale: Building With Ceramics will be on view from September 20 until January 31, 2020.