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Blog 2016-11-22T23:01:43+00:00

Microwave and Oven Safe Italian Ceramics – Finally!

If you're one of our longtime customers you know how long we've sought after microwave-safe Italian pottery that lives up to our exacting standards. We've phased collections in and out of rotation over the years, [...]

Antique Giare

Several years ago in a small town in the heel of Italy's boot, we happened upon a man selling giare from his truck. Having seen many of these beautiful urns over the years on the [...]

Il Palio – The Contrade of Italy

The Palio di Siena (known locally as Il Palio) is a horse race that's held twice a year, July and August, in Siena, Italy. Ten horses and their riders represent ten of the seventeen total contrade [...]

Della Robbia – A Florentine Icon

Luca della Robbia was an Italian sculptor from Florence, born in about 1400. Though he was a prominent stone sculptor for much of his life, he became well known for developing a technique to create [...]

Raffaellesco – A Benevolent Mystic

I take home my paychecks in the form of pottery, so I can relate. The Italian hillside town of Deruta, in Umbria, is known throughout the world for its production of exquisite pottery. Deruta [...]