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.

GARDENS & POTTERY


Italy: "the design country", a country being the source of many innovative designs to be encountered in many different forms and applications. Designs are often surprising and at the same time carry a very relaxing feel. Designs 'play' with nature, the surroundings and accessories providing that characteristic lightfulness we are looking for.



Italian garden architecture represents a combination of Italian and French garden architecture. It distinguishes itself by its Mediterranean designs, with water bodies and swimming pools, padded or stacked wells (water symbolizing the soul), garden statues (Baroque and Renaissance) and terracotta pots planted with olive trees or buxus plants (terracotta symbolizing earth), symmetrically landscaped paths or levels and southern accessories providing a feel of well-ness and relaxation.

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. You can find our pottery via our dealers or our webshop

ITALIAN GARDEN DESIGN

TUSCAN POTTERY

        IMPRUNETA POTTERY

PADANIA POTTERY

Our Mediterranean garden designs are inspired by Italian garden architecture. The uniqueness and lightfulness of the designs, the fascinating color schemes and the symmetrical structure translate into our designs into a surprising, relaxing and romantic garden with a soul. Experience the tranquility of such a special garden is a pleasure in which we are happy to assist you with our designs. In the design and construction of such an attractive Italian garden, we use an integral approach: all aspects of the design of the garden, such as the structure design, any desired water parties, lighting, planting and flowering periods are included.


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


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


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. 

Traditionally, the Italian garden architecture has aimed for the wellness of body and mind; where the rulers of other cultures crammed their soldiers, the Roman soldiers - after they had delivered many battles - enjoyed their stay in what is nowadays called "wellness resorts"; beautiful decorated natural and symmetrical gardens with fountains and comfortable  lounge chairs, the soothing lay-out emphasized by pots and statues.




In our present, chaotic days, we seek the same kind of soothing by traveling to the south to de-stress in such miraculous landscapes to experience a sense of peace. Or, we visit wellness centers, where the relaxation of body and mind is taken as a starting point for the décor. 

Both the use of water such as saunas and skinfish baths and the step-by-step lay out of these centers -where use of the sauna precedes bathing-, follows the ancient Roman conviction: a modest structure enhances a relaxed state of mind.


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.

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. 

The Po Valley alluvial lands are present in their quarries with thin overlapping deposits of clays of different quality and origin. 





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 winemaking, always faithful to the absolute respect of the ancient tradition of Impruneta.

The artisans of Gusmano Manetti and Figli produce the classic jars for the vinification with the   technique of "founded work", inspired and quite similar to that of "colombino" or "lucignolo". But what makes these jars even more special is the uniqueness of clay; in the Chianti Classico terroir the abundant presence of Galestro gives the terracotta special chromatic and cold resistance characteristics. Among the natural components that compose it, calcium salts and carbonates, give the product characteristics of permeability and porosity that are particularly important for terracotta containers. 


All these characteristics combined with the antioxidant action and the high thermal capacity make terracotta jars of Gusmano Manetti and Figli, an ideal tool for the production of great wines.

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