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10 Italian Artists to Know

By Jessica Graybill Italy has historically produced extraordinary artistic talent. We all know about Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rafael - the great Italian masters have all been discussed ad nauseam. It's high time to discuss some contemporary artists; especially the myriad talented female artists - both past and present - that have largely gone unacknowledged. As [...]

Determining the Value of Handmade Italian Ceramics

By Jessica Graybill From time to time we're asked if we can help determine the value of someone's inherited or found Italian pottery. Because we've been in the business a long time, we have an extensive knowledge of Italian ceramics and we're familiar with today's major studios, of which there are hundreds. However, it is [...]

Toscana Bees and Fiori – A Summer Vacation for Your Home

By Jessica Graybill Imagine riding a bike along the winding roads of Tuscany's picturesque countryside on a warm summer day; endless views of colorful hills littered with bright sunflowers and vibrant red poppies surround you. Cypress trees sway in the breeze on the horizon, a gentle dance that caresses the sky. The branches of trees [...]

Unity Shoppe – A Legacy of Hope

Written by Jessica Graybill The entrance of Unity Shoppe's main distribution facility is bright and inviting. Unity Shoppe provides an extremely important service to Santa Barbara, and it's one of the town's unintentionally best kept secrets.  Despite being a (nearly) lifelong Santa Barbara resident, it is only because of Italian Pottery Outlet's recent [...]

Trinacria – The Symbol of Sicily

Written by Jessica Graybill Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is known for many things - breathtakingly beautiful coastlines, colorful, bustling cities, and delicious street food, to name just a few! It is a place rich in history and culture, and its symbol, the Trinacria, is just as intriguing as the location itself. [...]