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Terracotta


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  • White Garden

    Made with fine craftsmanship typical of Italian production, these new sleek White Washed terracotta planters are taking the industry by storm. Choose from a wide range to enhance your container gardening needs.

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  • Moka Garden

    Continuing the trend for terracotta pots, this Moka colored variety will thrive in any setting.

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  • Basic Red Clay

    A simple and clean material, one which respects the needs of plants. Because of the porous nature of clay, this has been the grower’s choice since the beginning of time.

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  • Handmade Decorative Clay

    Timeless classics that never go out of style. Choose from one of our many shapes that have stood the test of time.

    Growing A Plant In Handmade Decorative Clay Pots

    Handmade decorative clay pots are a common favorite and with good reason. In addition to being attractive and affordable, clay pots are ideally suited for a plant’s physiological needs.

    Aeration

    Plant roots require oxygen to function in the soil. Too much water damages the root system and the overall health of the plant. In the “California Master Gardener Handbook,” author Dennis R. Pittenger states that unglazed clay pots “absorb and remove moisture through their shells,” providing a natural buffer against overwatering and allowing air to penetrate the soil and aerate the roots. For plants requiring wetter conditions, adjust the permeability of the handmade decorative clay pot by pre-treating the interior with a breathable latex sealant or by adding a non-porous liner to the pot.

    Insulation

    Container gardening needs emulation of the natural growth atmosphere of the plant, including the temperature of the soil. As a thick, porous material, clay naturally slows down the heat transfer between the soil and the outer environment, avoiding sudden temperature extremes. Handmade clay pots retain the energy of the sun and are also able to dissipate heat by water vapor, allowing you more opportunities to change your plant’s climate.

    Affordability

    Clay pots are usually inexpensive enough to fit any project. Big, ornate, or personalized planters can be pricey, but unglazed terracotta pots are typically comparable to plastic pots of the same size. Part of the beauty of clay pots is their tendency to beautify as they age and absorb mineral salts from the soil. Reused clay pots are perfect for the budget-minded, and they have a delightfully rustic feel that can not be duplicated with synthetic materials.

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  • Handmade Bourbon Clay

    This beautiful bourbon color adds an Old World look to any garden setting.

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If you’re interested in terracotta pots, we’ve got plenty of options.

Terra cotta is a very popular form of pottery; it is a brownish-red material that is clay-based. It’s great for both outdoor and indoor plants. From basic terracotta pots to unique ones, we’ve got your plant needs covered. To decide the best option for your plant, take a look at the surroundings. Question what will look best for the plant and how the plant and its roots will spread. From there, you can decide what to choose. Consider our multitude of terracotta options and find what’s best for you and your plant.

Terracotta Pottery In NYC

The classic look of terra cotta is what so many other materials try to re-create. Terra cotta is made of baked clay. The porous nature of this Earth-based medium allows air and water to pass through the pot’s walls; this promotes healthy plants by minimizing the chance of root rot and overwatering. That can also cause the soil to dry out quickly, though, which means adequate watering is key. Also, the pot can flake and crack if water remains in the clay during freezing weather. Terra-cotta baked at higher temperatures is the most durable because the clay becomes harder and less permeable. For a high-quality pot that will last for years, look for an even, reddish-brown hue and thick walls.

The following are the pros of terra cotta planters:

  • Terracottas porous nature allows for air and water to move through the walls, preventing soil disease and root rot.
  • Terracotta pots can be used for indoor plants and outdoor container gardening.
  • Terracotta containers are great for Cacti, Succulents, and other plants that prefer a drier soil.
  • Terracotta is great for colder climates. The walls of the pots draw the water out of the soil to help the soil dry quicker.
  • They’re inexpensive!
  • They make a beautiful patina that just gets better with age.

Our Terracotta Planters

We’ve got standard pots if you’re looking for a standard one. However, we’ve also got unique terracotta pots such as the Garden Bowl. A bowl is a great option if your plant needs more room to spread its roots. If your plant wants additional room to spread out its roots, you may consider a Tall Pot. These are longer than the Standard Pot, so there is more room for the plant to grow out. We also sell Window Box planters, which are another unique and great option for your plants. These planters not only allow more room for your plants to spread out, but these planters allow you to plant more. With a standard pot, you typically can fit only one plant inside. But with a Window Box, you have more freedom to add in additional plants.

Along with our Terracotta Pottery, we have a few saucers available for sale. The ones we have are Rectangle, Clay, and Glazed. These don’t have room for plants to grow out, yet they are excellent for displaying plants. Like our potted plants, these saucers can be tailored to a variety of sizes.

What is Terracotta?

Terracotta actually means “baked earth” in Italian. This is a perfect name, as that’s basically what terracotta is. Terracotta pots frequently appear with a reddish-brown hue. That’s an end result of the extreme temperatures and the iron within clay reacting to the acute warmth. These reactions produce the signature shade of terracotta pots.

Terracotta is one of the oldest varieties of pottery. Archaeologists have observed portions of terracotta which are thousands of years old. Ancient terracotta was baked by being left under the sun to harden, however as technology has improved, potters began using kilns to bake their terracotta pottery.

The uncooked substances used to create terracotta pots are very abundant. It is clay blended with iron oxide and flux. There are many unique varieties of flux substances that may be used, providing different effects. The universal use of flux in terracotta pottery is to create a glass-like structure on the surface of the pottery.

Is Terracotta Pottery the same as ceramic pottery?

Terracotta is ceramic, however, not all ceramics are terracotta. Ceramic refers to a hardened material that is formed from minerals and substances, which can be superheated to create a strong, hardened material. Terracotta pots use clay to form the ceramic, but there are numerous different varieties of ceramic, which includes porcelain, brick, stoneware, or even highly-superior substances for missiles and vehicle armor!

Does it matter where I purchase my terracotta pots?

Yes! Though it seems to be an easy process: blend a little clay, form it, warm it up, terracotta pots can range in quality pretty significantly. In addition to this, to an untrained eye, it may be very difficult to visually decide the quality of one terracotta pot as opposed to another. All of those elements must be cautiously balanced and calculated to make certain the very best terracotta pottery is produced. It is vital that the clay has the proper iron content, that it is formed in a manner in order to accommodate the plant and withstand cracking, and it is critical that the clay is heated to the correct temperature. If it is baked incorrectly, the pot might be brittle and weak. An expert-made terracotta pot can last for generations if well cared for.

Our Terracotta Pottery Options

We’ve got standard pots if you’re looking for a standard one. However, we’ve also got unique terracotta pots such as the Garden Bowl. A bowl is a great option if your plant needs more room to spread its roots. If your plant wants additional room to spread out its roots, you may consider a Tall Pot. These are longer than the Standard Pot, so there is more room for the plant to grow out. We also sell Window Box planters, which are another unique and great option for your plants. These planters not only allow more room for your plants to spread out, but these planters allow you to plant more. With a standard pot, you typically can fit only one plant inside. But with a Window Box, you have more freedom to add in additional plants.

Along with our Terracotta Pottery, we have a few saucers available for sale. The ones we have are Rectangle, Clay, and Glazed. These don’t have room for plants to grow out, yet they are excellent for displaying plants. Like our potted plants, these saucers can be tailored to a variety of sizes.