making of a clay pot

Terra Cotta Pottery

hands playing with clay

Terracotta is sometimes written as terra cotta, and also terra-cotta. Terra-cotta is the Italian word for baked earth.

Terracotta is the term normally used for sculpture made in earthenware, and also for various functional items including vessels (notably flower pots), water and glassware, bricks, and surface embellishment in building construction.


Terra cotta clay is dug up from the ground and then processed.

Not all terracotta clays are red, some are grey or buff-coloured when it is unfired.

Terracotta becomes red or orange-brown when it’s been fired.


Terra cotta glasses absorb water, so they need to be soaked overnight before using.


Clay pots are not just useful to cool the water down but also to purify it naturally. The porous micro-texture blocks contaminants in the water and makes it safer to drink.

The vitamins and minerals from the water stored in clay pots will help maintain the body glucose levels and will also provide a gentle cooling effect to the body. The human body is acidic in nature, while clay is alkaline.

Researches are showing results that alkaline water provides numerous great benefits that regular tap or bottled water lack. Alkaline water carries a higher amount of Ph levels than regular bottled water which contributes to reducing the acidity levels in your body.

clay terracotta mug

Other than that it can:

  • Help reduce signs of aging. Alkaline water is suggested as containing antioxidants to extensively hydrate and filter out free radicals in your body, hence, halting the aging process of cells by keeping them healthy.
  • Increase Energy levels, As it is known that alkaline water is an incredible source of reversing the acidic levels in the body, therefore it restores energy levels that were withdrawn.