It seems that the subject of terracotta is like an ever-expanding universe. There is a giant store of information at hand just at Eye of the Day alone. When we hear the word “terracotta” most of us imagine a a nice red clay garden pot, maybe planted with a geranium. Oh, how limited our mental vision! The art of the Italian terracotta vessel has progressed far beyond the typical flower pot into flights of fancy. Not only unusual, artistic shapes, but pottery inspired by the organic forms of nature: a single nimbus cloud or a melon.
Imagine. It is possible that exactly what you imagine is available. FREQUENTLY at Eye of the Day we have a customer looking for what they think is the impossible. An Italian terracotta pot shaped lika a giant screw…? A container needn’t be merely functional. It can reflect the personality of the garden, architecture of the home, and whimsy of the owner. One of these unusual terracotta pots, though fully functional as a planter, could easily be used simply as an artistic focal point even with no planting. Made from the finest Italian galestro clay, these pieces will last for generations and carry your imagination well into the future.
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