Terracotta- Formless clay to artistic masterpieces

The word terracotta comes from the Italian word “baked earth”. In Goa, there are various local artists who ply the trade of making terracotta artifacts. These artists take on various projects handed to them by various hotels across Goa. They are also available at Aparant Goan Handicrafts Emporium (opposite Institute Menezes Braganza Hall).

Terracotta is a craft that can bring about beautiful sculptures of various sizes- small enough to sit on your table or large enough to be the main attraction somewhere. It takes a lot of effort and precision. The object has to be baked and can even take almost a full day to get ready. They usually have an earthy reddish-brown colour. A lot of things can be made through this craft- statues, lampshades, figurines, pots, home decor, and more.

SHERYL GONSALVES | NT GOGOANOW

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