Historic CoorsTek Ceramics Featured in DIA Exhibit

May 07 2022

The Denver International Airport (DIA) is internationally recognized for its extensive public art collection and Colorado-inspired rotating exhibits. The temporary exhibitions aim to connect a local and global audience to the environment and culture of Colorado. Colorado Clay, the newest exhibit to be featured at DIA explores the history and popularity of clay in Colorado. CoorsTek has a long, rich history that includes the use of Colorado clays, and we are proud to be featured in the current exhibit at the airport!

When CoorsTek was established in 1910, we made ceramic ware, including labware and dinnerware. Good clay is necessary to make these products, and CoorsTek owned clay mine properties only a few miles away from the original plant in Golden. Although we no longer produce components using Colorado clays, their use helped CoorsTek become a leader in ceramic manufacturing. The CoorsTek portion of the exhibit includes two cases featuring photos, catalogs, old recipe cards, dinnerware, and labware. (Photographs provided courtesy of Denver International Aiport)

You can find the exhibit in Ansbacher Hall in the Jeppesen Terminal on Level 6 North before A-Bridge Security.

Related Links:
Colorado Clay Photo Gallery

Display case at the Denver International Airport (USA) showing a history of CoorsTek products and photos.

Historical notebook showing ceramic calculations next to a stack of white ceramic bowls.

Photographs provided courtesy of Denver International Airport.