Terracotta ages and ‘grows’ with the garden, making it the ideal material for a soft, natural landscaping element. MKP&P combines the natural beauty of terracotta with their range of unique pots that are the perfect accent to any garden landscape.
Italian Terracotta Contempo Pots
The Mediterranean garden style has endured across the world for centuries, with Terracotta acting as an intrinsic link to this hot, dry climate. Style influences from Italy, Crete and France have contributed to the unique terracotta pot shapes and textures that are popular today. Made to blend effortlessly with the surrounding environment, terracotta lends relaxed informality and a sophisticated presence. Perfect the look by planting terracotta with beautiful citrus or olive trees to really give it that Mediterranean feel.
Commonly associated with the classic Mediterranean garden, terracotta works just as well in a thoroughly modern landscape design. Martin Kellock Pots & Planters provide a range of unique terracotta pots to suit the design spectrum – from the softer, classical look, to crisper shapes for a contemporary feel.
Antiqued Terracotta Nettuno Pots
Terracotta has an emotional quality that other materials are unable to provide. So much so that considerable lengths are often taken in order to repair broken terracotta. The restored ‘Frankenstein’ pot the team came across in Italy was clearly well loved. Pots that appear aged or weathered create the impression of an established garden that has settled over time and offers a sense of history to the space.
Well-loved terracotta pot
Not all terracotta is the same. Traditional red terracotta is best left under Mediterranean skies as it perfectly suits the area’s climate and conditions. Choosing the correct type to suit the area is critical to the longevity and appearance of the pot.
Martin Kellock’s terracotta range has been selected to suit Australian conditions. Pots are available in a range of softer terracotta shades and moka, which work particularly well in the Australian sunlight. Some pots are even frost resistant, to withstand the colder Australian regions.
Create your next gorgeous garden design from the expertly crafted collection from Martin Kellock Pots & Planters.
Cretan | Classic jar shapes, textured lines and sand colours are the hallmarks of this exquisite handmade range of terracotta pots. Frost resistant and designed to last, these pots are also suitable as water features. Cretan clay pots become more beautiful with age as they slowly release mineral salts that add to their individuality. With time, moss and algae will colonise the pot as part of the natural ageing process. If weathered for many years a beautifully aged patina will evolve.
Antiqued terracotta | These graceful terracotta pots and urns in timeless shapes are designed to appear naturally aged and will age further with use in the garden. They are the perfect choice for an instant antique look. Not suitable for frost prone areas.
Italian terracotta | These machine-made Italian terracotta pots combine traditional materials with contemporary sleek lines in soft tones of terracotta and moka. The cool moka colour is Martin Kellock’s modern Australian twist on classic terracotta. These pots are frost resistant.
Baked earth | Handmade landscape-size classic terracotta pots in moka and plain terracotta that are made in Italy and are perfect for Mediterranean garden designs. Complete with the odd artisan hand mark, these pots add a rustic feeling to your garden designs. They are frost resistant.
Cretan Terracotta Pithari Lined Jar in garden designed by Eckersley Garden Architecture
Whether you need to complement the relaxed feel of an ‘unplanned’ provincial garden or inject sleek lines into a formal landscape, the right terracotta can provide the perfect solution.