About Seibert & Rice: Why Our Pots Are Unique

Making of frost-proof Impruneta terracotta pot by hand
Absolute Top Quality
All of our terracotta pots are handmade in Impruneta, Italy. Impruneta has always been the source of the finest terra cotta in the world, but that alone is not enough for us. We have chosen the best workshops in Impruneta with the most talented artisans. Then, we hand select the best pieces that each workshop produces. We do not represent any workshops that use less accomplished artisans, that produce imperfect work, or that produce terracotta outside the zone while maintaining an Impruneta showroom only for the address.

In addition, we regularly visit our Italian workshops to ensure that the highest levels of workmanship are maintained. If those levels drop, we discontinue the item or change workshops. You can be assured that when you purchase a Seibert & Rice terra cotta planter you are getting the highest quality terracotta in the world!

Frost Proof
Seibert & Rice terracotta is frost proof. The unique chemical composition of the soil in Impruneta, which is high in iron and other chemicals, combined with the long and high firing process used there, makes this the most durable terra cotta in the world. While other products that claim to be frost proof may last a couple of winters, only genuine Impruneta terra cotta lasts for generations. See Care of Pots for more information.

Seibert & Rice terra cotta is heirloom quality terra cotta that increases in value over time. These are the pots that show up at auction houses at appreciated prices. Furthermore, since the pots are so durable you won’t need to replace them every year. Instead, you will pass them on to your grandchildren.

Seibert & Rice is the exclusive U.S. importer for the items you see on this Website. The classic designs of our terracotta pots are perfectly executed with exquisite detail. While others have attempted to copy these pots, no one can replicate the beauty, the quality, or the durability of these masterpieces.

Seibert & Rice introduced the American public to Impruneta terra cotta in 1994. Since then it has remained the leading importer of the product and the only company that sells Impruneta terracotta exclusively. Seibert & Rice has supplied planters and urns to some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Botanical Garden, The Boston Public Library, Biltmore Estate and Longwood Gardens. When you purchase a Seibert & Rice pot you know that you are getting the best product available.