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. Terrecotte Europe - Naturally dedicated

HAND CRAFTED TERRACOTTA POTTERY

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P-Pilone Rosetta-Tr

P-Pilone Rosetta-Tr

P-Giara Alassio-Tr

P-Giara Alassio-Tr

P-Orcio con Manici-Tr

P-Orcio con Manici-Tr

P-Cassetta Festonata Invecchiata-Tr

P-Cassetta Festonata Invecchiata-Tr

P-Cassetta Festonata 12090-Tr

P-Cassetta Festonata 12090-Tr

P-Cilindro Festonato-Tr

P-Cilindro Festonato-Tr

With amazing attention to detail, our producers create stunning terracotta pottery in all sizes and shapes. All pottery is frostresistant and hand made of the finest Italian clay from the Padania, Tuscan, Pienza and Impruneta region. 

The tradition of manually producing terracotta products goes back centuries; most of our 'fornaces' are descendants of the first terracotta producing families in the Impruneta region. 

Starting off with the production of terracotta barrels for the storage of olive oil and pots to grow olive trees in order to meet the growing demand for olive oil, our terracotta producing families have followed and perfected the ancient traditions of the production of handcrafted terracotta.

The expensive olive oil was requested by the royal and religious powers of those days: monasteries and kings, surrounding themselves with the best riches of the earth, competing for worldly power by means of richly decorated buildings; a new opportunity for the terracotta producing families, who started to dedicate their small furnaces to the production of building materials such as roof tiles and floor tiling. 


In their quest for perfection, our fornaces are now replicating -in the same dedicated and passionate fashion their ancestors used to do- , not only a limited series of historic pottery as you can find here, but historic floors as well.

With its natural appearance, terracotta has a way of making you feel right at home in any environment. Modest and with its ever changing shade variations, the handmade terracotta product has honest, relaxing and even soothing features as it was made with passion, attention and dedication.

All our terracotta products are made by hand. The clay is shaped by hand (Impruneta) or moulded into wooden or stone moulds, left to dry for a couple of days and then cooked into wood fired ovens at 1200° C. The striking shade variations that are typical for terracotta is due to the stacking of the tiles and pottery; the lower parts of the oven where the fire touches the product, are hotter than the upper parts and contain less oxygen, which has a lasting and beautifying effect on the terracotta product.

TUSCAN POTTERY

  IMPRUNETA POTTERY

PADANIA POTTERY




In a more contemporary style, cers create a large variety of handmade pottery, all suitable for outside temperatures of -25 C. 

Made and decorated by hand, our preferred supplier produces this fine and frost resistant pottery by pressing the clay into moulds, left to dry for a couple of days and cooked at 1200 C. A number of our Tuscan pottery are replicates of pottery used in medieval times e.g. the Orcio Classico and the Orcio Toscano.

Undoubtedly of the finest quality, our pottery from the Impruneta region is made of the best clay Italy has to offer. 

Solely made by hand, the vases are perfectly shaped without moulds and the applied decorations are all replications of old, historic pottery. As the shaping of the clay and the decorating of the vases is time consuming, only a small selection of pottery is available. 

Our producer in the area of the Po valley has been realizing handcrafted terracotta products such as bricks, floors, frames, balusters and vases piece by piece, following the traditional rules of dough mixing, moulding and cooking.  The Po Valley alluvial lands are present in their quarries with thin overlapping deposits of clays of different quality and origin. 


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ORCI DA VINO - WINE AMPHORAS BY GUSMANO MANETTI

The wine jars produced entirely by hand in Fornaci Manetti Gusmano & Figli rest on the solid experience of eight generations in the production of high quality handmade terracotta and terracottas. The experience, combined with the passion for the  wine world of the Manetti family, since 1968 known for the production of   great wines in the Chianti area in the company of Fontodi, has allowed to  start this project aimed at qualitative excellence for wine making, always faithful to the absolute respect of the ancient tradition of Impruneta.












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