India is a very rich country in terms of arts and culture. Terracotta is an old Indian art culture which is used for home accessories purpose. In simple term it means clay-based unglazed ceramic.
It was one of the ancient skills known to the Indians. The term is also used to refer to items made out of this material and to its natural, brownish orange color, which varies considerably. These simple things took more than 4 to 5 days to complete.
The rural parts of India commonly display terracotta animal figures in places of worship or under the mango or peepal trees in the vicinity of temples. But now these days it includes large variety of home accessories like hanging Potts, stool, candle stand, floating candle etc. These are very useful and purposeful accessories for decoration of home.
Easy ways to make Terracotta Accessories
To make the Terracotta ceramic appropriate refined clay is partially dried. It cast, molded, or hand worked into the desired shape. After further thorough drying it is placed in a kiln, or atop combustible material in a pit, and then fired.
After pit firing the hot ware is covered with sand to cool, and after kiln firing the kiln is slowly cooled. When unglazed, the material will not be waterproof, but it is suitable for in-ground use to carry pressurized water, for garden ware. Sculpture or building decoration in tropical environments, and for oil containers, oil lamps, or ovens.
Terracotta, if unfrocked, will ring if lightly struck, but not as brightly as will ware fired at higher temperature, which is called stoneware. The fired material is weak compared to stoneware.
Price of Terracotta accessories
The price of Terracotta items can be gone between 1$ to 100$.
Home Decoration with Terracotta Accessories
According to choice you can be decorated the Terracotta accessories inside the home or outside the home.