Ceramic tiles are often used to pave walkways and patios outside of homes and buildings. They are durable and sun fading only adds to their character. There are other ways in which ceramics can be used outside. They can be molded into sculptures that will be durable for many years. They can also be used to create murals on the sides of buildings and in signs. While they are heavy, ceramic materials can be made thinner and lighter when desired. This makes them a good choice when decorating outside.

Ceramic pieces will break or shatter when dropped because they are brittle. Once they have been placed, this danger is dramatically reduced. Walkways and patios paved with ceramic tiles are solid. Since they are already on the ground, there is little chance they will break or chip from being dropped. The durability of ceramics has been tested over time. Once laid in a pattern, ceramic tiles will stand up to heavy foot traffic and last for many years.

Many professional and government buildings are decoratively landscaped. This includes fountains and sculptures for the general public to see and admire. While most of the sculptures have traditionally been made of metal, other materials are now being used. Durability is one of the expectations for any outdoor sculpture. Ceramics are a material that is highly durable and fulfill this need. They can be molded into nearly any form or shape. They can also be stained or left plain to fit the vision of the artist.

Murals have a long history as beautiful objects of art. Many have been created within large buildings. In ancient times, murals were made of many different materials and placed on the outside walls of buildings. This trend is beginning to make a comeback in the modern world. Murals made with ceramic pieces are as durable as building walls and are produced in a wide range of colors. Durability and a vast color palette make them a first choice when creating outside murals or signs for large buildings.