Rep-tiles Map, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1989
It is hard to decide which cliché aptly fits how we got our start in the business of ceramic tile and mosaic. Either a simple twist of fate or being in the right place at the right time-or a little of both.
Lobby detail with 3-story, plum-colored terra cotta wall by Hardy, Holtzman, Pfeiffer, Associates, for the Ohio Theatre Galbreath Pavilion Addition, Columbus, Ohio (1984). (Photo: Cervin Robinson.)
This is an innovation. It is indestructible and as hard and as smooth as any porcelain ware. It will be washed by every rainstorm and may if necessary be scrubbed like a dinner plate.
Architectural Ceramics may be regarded as a blend of function and aesthetics. Functional tiles serve primarily as an integral part of a building, whereas tiles that exist for aesthetic value alone can be said to be art.