The word ‘terracotta’ has been derived from the Latin phrase “terra cocta”, which means ‘baked earth’. Terracotta can be simple defined as clay based earthenware. It is something that we see everywhere. From the roadside tea shop to the flower pots in our balconies, it is part of our daily lives.
Terracotta craft is more or less the same as its name. It refers to the art of shaping clay into beautiful designs and then baking them at high temperature, to grant them stiffness and stability.
Simple as it may sound and common as it might be, the history and tradition of terracotta is amazingly rich and grand.