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ITALIAN TERRA COTTA
From the Artisanal Workshops of Impruneta, Italy
In the hills of Tuscany lies the small town of Impruneta. There, for hundreds of years, artisans have produced the most spectacular terra cotta in the world. In fact, when Brunelleschi built Florence's magnificent Duomo he demanded genuine Impruneta terra cotta for its crown. Today, twelfth generation artisans dig the same gray clay from the pits behind their homes. They create the pots by hand using traditional methods. Then they fire them in kilns where they turn the magnificent color that is unique to terra cotta of Impruneta - the warm pink of the Tuscan sunrise. The terra cotta pottery produced here is unlike any other.
When Seibert & Rice
was founded by Lenore Rice and Mara Seibert in 1994, quality terra cotta pots were not readily available in the United States. Indeed, Lenore and Mara created a small sensation when they introduced their first collection of handmade Italian terra cotta flower pots at the New York Flower Show in 1995, where Seibert & Rice won Best in Show. Very few Americans had seen Impruneta terra cotta outside of Europe, and other than a few connoisseurs, most had never even heard of Impruneta or its age-old traditions of fine handmade terra cotta.
CUSTOM PROJECTS & INSTALLATIONS
Our professional staff will work closely with you and your team through all phases of your commercial project from the bidding process through installation. We carry an extensive inventory of stock items that are available for immediate delivery. In addition, we specialize in recreating antique planters for historic residential and commercial projects. We also create custom planters for our clients in accordance with their design specifications.