Italian ceramics

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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. [...]

Pottery – A Beautiful Union of Science and Art

Written by Jessica Graybill Many people have become so accustomed to functional ceramics that we encounter in our daily lives, often made on an assembly line with minimal decoration (or mass produced with decals) that it's easy to forget that pottery is a true art form - one that has been perfected over centuries by [...]

Caring for Italian Ceramics

Written by Jessica Graybill Handmade Italian ceramics are an investment, and as such, we know you want to keep them in tip-top shape! Though they don't really require too much effort, we have compiled some advice that will help preserve your beautiful keepsakes for years to come. Ceramics are some of the only relics we have [...]

Wiring A Platter

Not all platters must be used for serving! Many of our platters have holes in the back so they can be wired to hang on your wall as you would a painting. Wiring platters is really easy and you probably have all the tools you need already in your own home; if you have wire [...]

Butterflies Alive!

Our customer/friend (custofriend?) Bob came up with a great way to display our handmade and hand painted Italian ceramic butterflies, and was thoughtful enough to share with us his detailed play-by-play; we think this is excellent information that others would certainly appreciate! Before we get too far along though, you won't find the butterflies on [...]

Italian Pottery Outlet Sales!

Written by Jessica Graybill Ah, is there anything better than a sale? Getting a great deal on something you love makes you love it even more! We often get asked which of our four yearly sales is the best, so I thought, why keep such valuable information to ourselves? We have four sales per year, [...]

Microwave and Oven Safe Italian Ceramics – Finally!

Written by Jessica Graybill 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, but we have finally settled on one that is truly as beautiful as it is durable, [...]

Il Palio – The Contrade of Italy

Written by Jessica Graybill 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 (city wards) of Italy. The event draws spectators from around the world, and the race itself, [...]

Della Robbia – A Florentine Icon

Written by Jessica Graybill 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 beautiful, colorful tin-glazed terracotta statuary in the early 1440s, and this became his primary medium of [...]

Raffaellesco – A Benevolent Mystic

Written by Jessica Graybill 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 is one of the biggest producers of glazed Italian ceramics known as majolica, and they've [...]