Sicilian terracotta : the manufacture of Terra D'Arte terracotta is entirely handmade. Since the extraction phase, and therefore the choice of clay and inert materials, fundamental is the research of raw materials which guarantees an excellent result of the product. After the rigorous selection of raw materials comes the mixing phase, which distinguishes the different Sicilian furnaces from Terra D'Arte, both for the system that leaves unchanged the values of the ancient procedures and makes use of processes of purification of raw materials, making a sorting of impurities in the clays, and the mixing system, which, through appropriate equipment, is made in a uniform way, so as to ensure a homogeneous result avoiding any defects caused by bad processes. It's important to clarify that when referring to "manufacturing defects" it is not to be meant the imprecision of Sicilian terracotta in its forms, because by eliminating the imperfections of the product the art work would be diminished and, as a consequence, compared to a product made in series or generically referred to as "industrial".
They can be made all forms, from simple square, rectangular, to the most complex lozenges, hexagons, do not hesitate to ask us for an estimate, we will be happy to make you our best offer.
Choosing terracotta means feeling our home, maintaining strong ties with our ancient tradition.
Terracotta is a natural material, used for centuries for its warmth and its features. Moreover it is cool in summer and warm in winter, wear-resistant, guaranteed to frost and salt.
P.S. If not specified clearly in the commission Sicilian terracotta will be provided in the color "pink"
Our production is made entirely by hand, this guarantee can be highlighted by the perceptible imperfections and irregularities present on rough artifacts and on those decorated.
Thanks to these imperfections, you will have a unique and authentic handmade product, different from any other product.