We all know what terracotta looks like….we think. Terracotta is always a smooth, warm, orange/red/brown. It belongs with Mediterranean architecture and garden design, and unfortunately, it wears down with age and prolonged contact with water. ALL WRONG!
Let us begin with color. Terrecotte San Rocco has an incredible new line of terracotta called Terre Colorate exhibiting vibrant clay colors and sleek, modern designs. The colors even have beautiful names: Etrusca – a rich, dark gray/brown, Muschio – to mimic the green of the winter hillsides in Tuscany, Vinaccia – reminding us of a warm red wine, and Biancana – a natural chalk white. Oh, and of course, Terracotta. This line of pottery is so versatile that it looks right at home in a Manhattan minimalist apartment and at a Malibu beach house. The ‘sand’ texture of the finished product evokes the light-catching qualities of a rich velvet. Both the Classic Line and ITorrini Line of Terracotta San Rocco employ a rough texture for their pieces. So instead of the feeling of smooth clay, as we find in typical terracotta pottery, this pottery has a ‘tooth’ which will catch the light and enable it to age more beautifully.
Terrecotte San Rocco pottery is made from unsurpassed Galestro clay from Colorrobia which produces an extremely durable product that will last for decades and which is guaranteed to minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit and comes with a ten year guarantee against manufacturer defect. The peeling and sloughing inherent to lesser quality terracotta is non-existent with this product.
So, you thought you knew. Terracotta is a beautiful way to compliment virtually ANY style. YOUR style.