Terracotta
Combine my love of nature with honest & humble qualities and you’ll understand why I love terracotta. It has a rawness and warmth to it that immediately grounds a space. But I felt even more drawn to it after my journey to Transylvania. I visited at the beginning of spring, when it was as if the whole world was about to bloom. The days were warm and cloudless, crisp in the morning and fresh. The landscape was a vision of soft, muted colours. Wooden limed houses with terracotta roofs are washed in a variety of pastels: azure blue, yellow Monday, sienna, tangerine, magenta, pinks, salmon, soft mustard, dirty green, mint, lichen, sky blue, grey, maroon and lilac. I think that’s when I truly appreciated this material for its earthiness and also for its recognisable tone. It’s like a song you can hum without having heard it for years. And though I primarily associate it with Transylvania, it’s one of those materials that pops its head up in so many corners of the earth. I love that about it.

The Alphabet Of Materials
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Written by Amber TSI Byron — October 24, 2019

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