Architectural Terra Cotta

The term terra cotta has been applied for centuries to decorative molded-clay objects whose properties are similar to brick. The molded shapes are fired in a manner similar to brick.
Terra cotta is frequently glazed to produce a desired color or finish. This introduces the problem of cracking or crazing of the glaze, particularly over large areas.
Structural properties of terra cotta are similar to those of clay or shale brick.

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