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Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic, Sculpture | 2 comments

“The Biggest Piece of Pottery in the World.”

“The Biggest Piece of Pottery in the World.”

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Casa Terracota is a 5,400-square-foot house made entirely of clay. This is a project by architect and owner Octavio Mendoza, who calls it “the biggest piece of pottery in the world.” Wouldn’t you love to spend time in a place like that?  To learn more about Octavio Mendoza and his casa Terracota you can visit his Website and like his Facebook page for updates.

Photography © Erle Gueguen ↓

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2 Comments

  1. In Africa, whole cities are built in clay and in Yemen there are buildings of several floors made in clay

    • Hi, Frank!
      The technique used for the constructions that you mention is called Adobe ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe ), a mix of sand, clay, water, and some kind of fibrous or organic material such as sticks, straw, and/or manure, which the builders shape into bricks (using frames) and dry in the sun, then cover with clay. That’s why they can build more than one floor.
      The largest adobe building is called Arg-é Bam, located in Iran ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bam_Citadel ).
      I understand that Octavio Mendoza’s house was made using only clay, that’s why he calls it “the biggest piece of pottery in the world”. But I think that that is not literal. In any case, I think that everything built using natural materials is beautiful!
      Elsa Mora recently posted..“The Biggest Piece of Pottery in the World.”My Profile

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