Impruneta, Italy is the home of terracotta in Europe. The location is so tied to terracotta clay that an official legal seal is needed to call any pot Impruneta. The seal tells the owner their pot was forged of 95% Impruneta clay, which is the strongest clay in the world. The strength of the clay makes these pots frost proof and well insulated in heat as well.
The Impruneta factories that became synonomous with the Impruneta level of quality are Europa, Punto Cotto, Poggi Ugo. This past November, Europa retired its terracotta factory, but before they did we were able to place on final order and bring their quality pots back home to Austin.