Terrecotte Europe specialize in providing highly qualitative handmade terracotta wall and floor tiling, building materials for renovation and restoration and pottery from a selective number of Italian and Spanish producers, who have a long history of producing outstanding handmade terracotta. Being a natural material, terracotta and its wonderfully charming look creates joyful living and is available in various colours and finishes to suit your taste. We happily invite consumers, architects and designers to enjoy our products in their designs. We are dedicated to contributing to the architectural and designing process by presentation of designs, applications, samples and information on installation and maintenance of our products. All our products meet the required standards.




For generations, Albarello is the artisan Frisian tilemaker of the North of Europe. Both traditional tiles and modern ones are of exceptional quality; their collection of handpainted tiling which often depict scenes from the natural Dutch landscape of awesome beauty. 


Bartoccini's clay is extracted from the field beside the furnace, where it is refined with the use of fine sifters and then left to mature outdoors. Since Bartoccini's site is at 500 m above sea level, in winter the clay dries up and in the summer the blistering heat cracks the clay, forming the typical crackle texture of Bartoccini's handmade terracotta.


Nearly a century on historic tradition, Bernasconi still retains their family’s love for producing highly qualitative handmade bricks and terracotta tiling. Rather a craftmen’s workshop than a factory, their dream is to keep alive the traditions of their ancestors without compromising on progression and modernity. Using production techniques which include wooden molds, clay from their own quarry, rain water and baking in a wood oven, their craftsmanship and attention to detail combined with their professionalism, Bernasconi ensures continuing to satisfy the customer’s demands. From floorings to roofing and garrets, masonry elements and enamelled terracotta, Bernasconi is dedicated to producing unique, natural and functional environments, both classical as well as contemporary stiled.


Located in Pienza, the most famous village of Val d’Orcia, Gianluca Cencini produces handmade terracotta pottery. The high quality of the clay from their area, combined with the manual processing of expert artisans and the high baking temperature, give Cencini’s products a high frost resistance, ensuring the plants cultivating in the right environment. Cencini’s natural way of processing the clay, according to ancient local tradition, guarantees a traditional, typically Italian look of their beautiful products.


Cotto Antiqua is a young and dynamic company founded in 1999 in one of the mast famous towns of Umbria for the production of handmade terracotta: Castel Viscardo. Even though Cotto Antiqua are faithful to the tradition of this area, they stand out for their innovating ideas in the realm of interior design; since 2011, Cotto Antiqua has registered a new product: Molite®; a well-balanced marble mix to create various luxury designs. 


Fornace Furnò Agatino & Figli Snc, today well known with the brand “Cotto Furnò”, was established in 1920 with the production of hand made bricks, roof tiles and floor tiles. In the early 70’s with the aim to follow the increasing demand of the building industry, the Company started the production of tiles. In the mid-1980’s, after having provided industrial production facilities, Cotto Furnò resumed its original production. The company offered again terracotta tiles and special pieces made up of natural local clay which gives the product high quality standard and precious textures. 


Atmosphere, competence and passion are the keywords of Cotto Palmucci, a company that has invested in ancient handcraft skills of the processing of terracotta. Appreciated in building constructions for its many physical properties, terracotta is produced by Palmucci according to the processes of the past, to restore the historical shine of old floors or give a twist to modern living environments. Cotto Palmucci is located in Castel Viscardo, in the heart of Umbria, where the ancient Italian tradition of terracotta was born. An atmosphere in which the experience of Palmucci's highly qualified technicians is entirely put at the service of Palmucci's customers.


In the furnaces of Gusmano Manetti & Sons located in Ferrone in the midst of the territory of Chianti, Manetti produce Cotto Fiorentino tiles and artisanal terracotta products of exceptional quality, in strict compliance with the ancient traditions of Impruneta. The experience acquired in three centuries of activity combined with the uniqueness of Manetti’s clay result in a material with unique characteristics. The Clay of Galestro present in Manetti’s quarries is indeed an exclusive particularity of the territory of Chianti and it confers to our terracotta floors’ and products’ special qualities in terms of color, resistance, robustness and porosity. The entirely handmade wine amphoras manufactured by Manetti are the result of the solid experience of eight generations in the production of cotto and high quality handmade terracotta.  The Manetti family has been known since 1968 for the production of great wines in the Chianti region. The long-standing experience, combined with their passion for the world of wine, has allowed them to come up with this wine making project aiming at an outstanding quality by always staying faithful to tradition. Manetti’s wine amphoras are made completely by hand following the rules of an ancient technique called ‘Based Work’: the amphora stands still while the artisan goes round and round attaching new clay. The whole process takes three months including a  long drying and a slow firing. Moreover, what makes the amphoras even more special, is the uniqueness of the clay, the abundant presence of Galestro in the terroir of Chianti Classico, which gives special features to the amphoras. Among the natural components of which terracotta is made, the salts and the calcium carbonates confer the right microporosity, enabling the wine to breathe correctly.  All these features, combined with the antioxidant and antibacterial action and the high thermal insulation capacity, make Manetti’s terracotta amphora an ideal tool for the production and sale of great natural wines.  

Manetti recently merged with Sannini's terracotta producing activities.

 


Polirone’s terracotta is made by hand tile by tile according to the unchanged rules of mixing, moulding and baking in a Hoffman oven. Passionate research and careful study allow Polirone to perform repairs and reconstructions of ancient and historical floorings. Their speciality are the famous veined (“Variegated”) Lombard, which was mostly produced as a rectangular tile. Many types of "grain" were used as an ingredient to produce the tile as several kilns scattered over the Avvelevano territory, which was rich in different kinds of soil and grain. Each kiln had developed their own treatment procedures and forming techniques; during the renovation of various buildings, various patterns, as well in size and colour tone as in texture, were found. It is worth mentioning that the various handmade tiles and compositions were produced during 1830 – 1850 by the "Furnace of Count Lana" in Borgonato. The veined Lombards produced by this kiln were mainly used for important buildings in different cities of Lombardy (Milan, Cremona, Bergamo, Mantova, Brescia). Because of its authentic colours and features, its unique variations and patterns and its rich appearance and aura, many architects and interior designers in Europe dropped their eye on the forgotten "Veined Variegated Lombard". The tile and its sides are grinded flat after baking which, when laid, creates a beautiful seamless and authentic looking floor.


Traditionally (late nineteenth, early twentieth century), Sébastian Pérez ceramics factory has worked with clay in a completely manual way. Pérez follow the same 100% craft manufacturing process for the different pieces and the fuel used for the baking process, based on organic materials such as almond shells and olive stones, which are 100% anti-pollutants. At the same time, they achieve the genuine flamed colour typical of the local clay. No one part is equal to another in this way. Thanks to the 100% handmade, craft process and the proven quality of its products, Pérez is the only Spanish producer in its sector to have been included in the Register of Craft Businesses of the Region of Murcia. The variety of formats creates combinations of striking colour and beauty between different pieces of terracotta, terracotta and glazed pieces, terracotta and marble, terracotta and natural stone. 


Fornace Sugaroni company is a leader in hand-made cooked products. Earth, water, air and fire: simple elements, the basis of life, united by the Fornace Sugaroni with the same techniques and passion since 1685. The handmade Sugaroni cookie is guaranteed forever and thanks to its high quality, it has been chosen to give light to countless works of world-historical importance. Every brick, natural and ecological, full of hints of honey typical of Umbria's soil enriches and completes all environments and satisfies every taste and requirement in a precious and exclusive way.


In the long history tradition of Terres cuites de Raujolles, each generation has been able to bring to the workshop the innovation of his time, creativity and the necessary requirement to the evolution of production. Located near the largest production site of Roman ceramics of antiquity, the Terracotta of Raujolles follow in the footsteps of this history of 2000 years, testifying that only the quality associated with the beauty can cross the years. In addition to the centuries-old know-how of brick and tile making, the same passion is created by the creation of enamelled and decorated floor tiles and glazed tiles. The flame of work well done has always been perpetuated and The Terracotta of Raujolles are proud of their achievements and contributions to religious and historical buildings and many houses of character in France and abroad. More than a case passed on over time, The Terracotta of Raujolles is a heritage, a culture that remains animated by the spirit of craftsmanship of its own founders. 


Terrecotte Toscane RAM, with their workshop in Siena, Tuscany, have been producing handmade terracotta pots and planters made from Tuscan clay for over 30 years. Terrecotte Toscane RAM have been able to withstand the temptations of industrialization and prefers to stain the clay by hand, continuing their traditional path to producing handmade pottery from the precious Tuscan cllay without the use of industrial presses or production methods. The production process is a slow and highly qualitative process, resulting in beautiful pottery that have a natural look and feel. As RAM's pottery is baked on high temperatures, all RAM's pottery is frost resistant up to -25 C.
















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