Owners: Gary Cargile & Elizabeth Whitfield-Cargile

Aiken, SC 29801

Terra Firma Handmade Arts & Crafts Tile

Terra Firma is a heart felt family business inspired greatly by John Keats: “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” “Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” Perfectly exemplified by the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Gently spoken to by the winds that blow this truth, we try to echo it in the work we create. The alchemy that has revealed our glazes was coaxed by much meditation, experimentation and hard work. Inspired by Mother Earth in all her infinite variations, we try to capture in our glaze colors the magic and majesty surrounding us in the mind of creation. Our original designs are inspired in the same manner. Hoping to coax some of our myths and legends to reveal their secrets, bringing life and spirit into our homes, speaking to our hearts of the truths of our beautiful planet.