For many millennia, terracotta has been used to create beautiful objects of art and earthenware. Indeed, the earliest examples of its use have been traced back to prehistoric times. In harnessing its paradoxes – how the clay can be worked both warm and cold, and how the result can be made to look either soft or severe – the outcome of our endeavours can be both traditional and modern, always surrendering to the proprietary attributes of the clay.
While always maintaining its typical color, which ranges over different hues of reddish-brown depending on the iron content, our terracotta clay is made using a kaolin base. Its special properties ensure a durable and less porous surface. While in the kiln, it will coalesce, virtually eliminating water absorption. The minimal 3 to 4% water absorption of a Domani terracotta pot ensures that it is frost-prof, lending itself to year-round use in any climate.
Terracotta is a natural material that reacts to its surroundings, slowly developing its character from the mineral content of the water it is exposed to, giving it the almost human-like trait of slowly maturing into its own personality.