About Seibert & Rice: About Us

Impruneta symbol on a terracotta pot

Seibert & Rice is the leading American importer of handmade terracotta planters and urns from Impruneta, Italy. For over twenty years we have provided terra cotta planters and urns to America’s most beautiful gardens, both large and small. We have also placed terracotta pots in some of the most prestigious institutions in this country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Botanical Garden, Longwood Gardens, Biltmore Estate and the Boston Public Library. We are very proud of our reputation as the leading supplier of the highest quality terra cotta in the world.

When we founded Seibert & Rice in 1994, there was a serious shortage of quality terra cotta pots on the market. Eyes lit up when we introduced our first collection of handmade Italian terracotta at the New York Flower Show in 1995, where we won Best In Show. Very few people had seen this terracotta outside of Europe, and almost no one had heard of Impruneta. At first, people had a hard time believing that our terra cotta was really frost proof. But eventually they were all delighted when the pots they left outside, intentionally or unintentionally, survived cold winters unscathed.

Now, Impruneta terracotta is well known in the U.S. as the finest terra cotta available. We are proud to have introduced it to the American market and to remain the leading provider of the finest terra cotta that Impruneta has to offer. We have expanded our collections and added the American Collection of pots designed by American designers and handmade in Impruneta. However, we have remained committed to selling only Impruneta terra cotta. It is, after all, the best in the world.

Mara Seibert & Lenore Rice

Mara Seibert Lenore Rice