Terracotta pottery is made by baking terracotta clay. In fact, the word “Terracotta” comes from the Italian words for “Baked Earth.” Makes sense, right? You may also hear “terracotta” used to describe color. The terracotta is natural brown-orange.
Terracotta has been around for a long time. In fact, it was the only clay product used until around the 14th century. Archaeologists have found terracotta sculptures that are 5,000 years old.