All CN Terracotta architectural products are made from the local purple clay also known as “the five coloured earth”. The clay contains a variety of minerals (including quartz, kaolin, mica and iron oxide) giving it unique colour qualities along with a dense structure. The terracotta panels, terracotta louvres, and split tiles that are made of purple clay all have distinct advantages over other clay sources. Firstly, they are 100% natural and all the colours are produced solely from the purple clay selected. We do not contaminate our terracotta with impurities and organics to achieve our diverse colour selection - this means our colour selection has stability that is second to none in the market. The second benefit of being 100% natural and a key differentiator from other products on the market, is our ability to consistently control the density of the product. This prevents excess water absorption which is an essential requirement for ensuring a high quality terracotta product.
Please browse through a selection of our most iconic projects from around the world which illustrate the diverse use of our terracotta products.