The Art of Terra Cotta and Color – On Demand

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System AIA / CES Approved Provider Program Summary

This one-hour program explores the art of terra cotta, beginning with a quick overview of the manufacturing process, covering the natural variation in clay tile along with the glazing techniques to achieve the desired color. This course also focuses on the color selection and matching process for custom and historic profiles.

Learning Objectives

  • Communicate the various color opportunities and capabilities of standard colors, glazing techniques, custom color development, and color by hues.
  • Discuss overall expectations regarding color matching, color blending, and sampling.
  • Review the step-by-step color matching process and specific case studies in regard to custom color development and historic preservation projects.

Facilitator Qualifications

All Ludowici facilitators have been trained on CES guidelines and presentation skills and will be very knowledgeable on building and construction products.

Method of Delivery

The CES facilitator utilizes a PowerPoint slide presentation to provide an in-depth overview of clay roofing tiles.

Audio/Visual Required

Electrical power and a screen for the PowerPoint slide presentation.

Cost to Participants

There is no cost for this presentation.


For over 130 years architects, homeowners, universities, commercial, and government clients have turned to Ludowici for uniquely beautiful architectural terra cotta clay tile products that stand the test of time. Crafted in New Lexington, Ohio, our clay tile products are infinitely customizable and carry a 75-year warranty. Ludowici clay tiles are of the highest quality available—chosen to adorn thousands of historic and newly built structures around the world.

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