The Fiesole Terracotta Tile Collection includes reclaimed terra cotta that is cut by hand.
Then split for added texture and surface variation and combined with hand-painted tiles, marble, slate and semi-precious stones. A tribute to 12th and 13th century technique, these unique compositions embody both traditional and innovative design.
Terracotta, can be very easily defined as “baked earth”, and has a history dating back centuries, as previously noted. The typical uses over time have included tiles, mosaics, potteries of all types, roof tiles, drainage pipes and more. The body is usually relatively porous and may have been literally baked in the sun or fired in a kiln.
Terracotta can be translated, in a somewhat literal sense, as baked earth. It is typically produced, in its most basic version, by first combining clay and water. The mixture is then formed into the desired object/shape, and sun-dried or kiln-fired. The desired form or shape is arrived at by hand molding, machine pressing, extruding, or shaping in some other manner. The results might yield floor tile, pottery, roof tile, pipes, and more, in this case terracotta tile.