Cretan Terracotta Pots

At Tom's Yard you will find the UK's most competitively priced selection of genuine imported Cretan terracotta pots and planters. ​

Not local? Not to worry. After a number of years supplying peoples homes with quality items and decorative accents I have a network of reliable and cost-effective couriers. Get in touch to arrange a quotation.


Why buy Cretan Terracotta?

Cretan Terracotta is far from being just another type of machine made garden planter... 

My finest pots are thrown by hand on a traditional potters wheel, fired in a kiln for 3 days, and then left to soak in water for 2. This intense process, a technique passed down from one generation to the next, results in each pot being exceptionally frost-resistant and a piece of art.

No synthetic materials are used in the production of these pots and planters, just pure clay. And it's this very special clay, only local to this particular area of Crete, that gives this terracotta its glow. You may think I'm talking absolute nonsense, however once you see the suns rays hit one of these pots on a warm Summer's afternoon - you'll instantly know what I mean!


Even better, plants LOVE terracotta due to the following benefits... 

 Terracotta is porous, meaning air and water is able to pass through, ultimately saving your precious plants from root rot and over-watering.

 In hot weather the evaporation of water from the exterior keeps the root ball inside nice and cool. In the winter the wall provides insulation and helps avoid sudden changes in temperature.

 Terracotta will draw the water out of soil to help it dry quicker. A great help in colder climates like ours. 

 Terracotta pots may be used for indoor plants along with outdoor container gardening.