Quality & Care

Seibert & Rice Fine Italian Terra Cotta pots are the highest quality terracotta pots available in the world. They require very little maintenance and should last for generations. These Italian terracotta planters are frost proof and can be left outdoors year-round full of soil.

Absolute Top Quality

All of our terracotta pots are handmade in Impruneta, Italy. Impruneta has always been the source of the finest terra cotta in the world, but that alone is not enough for us. We have chosen the best workshops in Impruneta with the most talented artisans. Then, we hand select the best pieces that each workshop produces. We do not represent any workshops that use less accomplished artisans, that produce imperfect work, or that produce terracotta outside the zone while maintaining an Impruneta showroom only for the address.

In addition, we regularly visit our Italian workshops to ensure that the highest levels of workmanship are maintained. If those levels drop, we discontinue the item or change workshops. You can be assured that when you purchase a Seibert & Rice terra cotta planter you are getting the highest quality terracotta in the world!

Care of our Terracotta Pots

It is essential that your terra cotta pots have good drainage. Terracotta pots must be elevated an inch or so off the ground. You can use our pot feet or wedges or simply place pieces of wood or bricks under the pots. Make sure the drainage holes do not become blocked. It is advisable to place a curved pot shard over the hole before filling the pot.

Also, make sure your soil is not too compact and that the water can run out. It is better to leave soil in the pots than to leave the pots empty.

Frost Proof Terra Cotta

Seibert & Rice terracotta pots are frost proof to -20° Fahrenheit, as long as you follow these simple procedures:

  • Lift the pots off the ground on wedges, pot feet or wooden blocks so that there is at least an inch between the drainage hole and the ground.
  • Leave soil in the pot rather than leaving the empty pot outside in the winter.
  • Do not use saucers outside in the winter. (Water can collect in the saucer and prevent the pot from draining properly.)
  • Always make sure the drainage holes are clear.
  • Every three or four years, you should remove a plant from its pot, rotate it, and trim the roots. Make sure the plant does not become pot-bound and that the roots do not clog the drainage holes.


Seibert & Rice Fine Italian Terracotta is heirloom quality terra cotta that increases in value over time. These are the pots that show up at auction houses at appreciated prices. Furthermore, since our Impruneta terracotta pots are so durable you won't need to replace them every year. Instead, you will pass them on to your grandchildren.


Seibert & Rice is the exclusive U.S. importer for the terracotta planters and urns that you see on this Website. The classic designs of our handmade terracotta pots are perfectly executed with exquisite detail. While others have attempted to copy these pots, no one can replicate the beauty, the quality, or the durability of these masterpieces.


Seibert & Rice introduced the American public to Impruneta terra cotta in 1994. Since then it has remained the leading importer of the product and the only company that sells Impruneta terracotta exclusively. Seibert & Rice has supplied terracotta planters and urns to some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Botanical Garden, The Boston Public Library, Biltmore Estate and Longwood Gardens. When you purchase a Seibert & Rice handmade Italian terra cotta pot you know that you are getting the best product available.