Terracotta / CoccioPesto

General Description

It is originated mixing fine pulverized coccio with binders and grouts. Coloring is due to the colored cotto powder and by adding of natural oxides, marbling is carried out by hand pugging mixings of various colors. A main feature of cocciopesto is the presence on the surface of tiny spots of different sizes, very small holes and colored inclusions and also very fine crack (craquelé) traces that emphasize the value of a totally handmade process. The so called “spatellata” (spatulated) finishing is carried out by hand thru different smoothing phases and it appears slightly waving but nice at touch since surface is treated with repellent oils and finally waxed giving the final product an unique sensual effect.