Terracotta, from the word Baked Earth, is one of the oldest forms of Crockery used throughout the ages. In tableware, it is commonly referred to as Earthenware. Made from creamy, rich clay, the statement red-brown orange colour varies considerably based on the natural clay used for it. Highly porous, natural Earthenware isn’t very suitable for holding liquids unless protected with a treated glaze. Often used to plate ethnic cuisines, Earthenware has begun to be adopted into western and European plating presentations to interesting effect.