Collection: Terracotta

From ancient times, terracotta, a form of porous earthenware, has been used for architectural, artistic, and aesthetic reasons. The Italian phrase for "baked soil" is where the name "terracotta" comes from.

Clay, sand, and water are combined to make terracotta, which is then heated in a kiln. It is a very sturdy material that is frequently used to make sculptures, statuettes, vases, and roof tiles. Because to the iron oxide in the clay, terracotta has a characteristic reddish-brown tint.

Large-scale works of art, such the well-known terra cotta warriors of the Qin Dynasty of China, were made out of terracotta, which was highly prized in antiquity.