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I share a picture of Teracotta Work which was exhibited in a Photography Exhibition in Kolkata on the year of 2010.I hope you will like it :)

Terracotta, Terra cotta or Terra-cotta (Italian: "baked earth",from the Latin terra cotta) is a clay-based unglazed ceramic,although the term can also be applied to glazed ceramics where the fired body is porous and red in color.Its uses include vessels (notably flower pots), water and waste water pipes and surface embellishment in building construction, along with sculpture such as the Terracotta Army and Greek terracotta figurines. The term is also used to refer to items made out of this material and to its natural, brownish orange color, which varies considerably. In archaeology and art history, "terracotta" is often used of objects not made on a potter's wheel, such as figurines, where objects made on the wheel from the same material, possibly even by the same person, are called pottery; the choice of term depending on the type of object rather than the material.

Terracotta has been used throughout history for sculpture and pottery, as well as bricks and roof shingles. In ancient times, the first clay sculptures were dried (baked) in the sun after being formed. Later, they were placed in the ashes of open hearths to harden, and finally kilns were used, similar to those used for pottery today. However only after firing to high temperature would it be classed as a ceramic material.

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  • Copyright: Prasun Biswas (prasun984) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 663 W: 0 N: 547] (5590)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-08-20
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/100 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-10-22 3:25
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