It’s made of earthenware, which has a rustic simplicity perfect for decorative dishes. Terracotta and earthenware are the same material. But ‘earthenware’ is used to describe an object that is made on a potter’s wheel, and is glazed, like tableware. Whereas ‘terracotta’ describes an object not made on a potter’s wheel, like a sculpture. And unglazed items like flower pots or roof tiles.