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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 [...]

Hand Painted Italian Pottery vs. Decals

From time to time, we get an inquisitive customer who is surprised to see the cost of some of our items. "38 dollars for a mug!" they'll exclaim, "But why?" We got to see [...]