What is the medium made from fire-hardened clay called?

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Aug 10, 2017



Terracotta (literally "baked earth" from the Latin terra+cocta through the Italian terra+cotta) is fire-baked clay which is rough and porous.

It is a medium used for earthenware sculpture as well as for various vessels like flowerpots and, in some cultures, for cooking and drinking.. It is also used for building purposes, for making roof tiles, bricks, wall decorations, pipes, etc.