Rustic and warm. Used in pottery, sculpture, or architectural elements. A link to archaic times and to the art of crafting products slowly, using two hands and the power of fire.
This type of earthenware goes back to ancient Greece and beyond. The word terracotta translates to “baked earth” in Italian, providing cues to this old-time pottery technique. Formed by low or high-fired clay, the material has a porous surface that gives a distinct texture to terracotta plates, mugs, or teapots. Colors range from the more common reddish brown to bright red, ochre, and even light gray. Regardless of the texture and hue, all terracotta products have the same earthy charm and rustic character that can warm up even the most sleekly modern spaces.