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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. [...]

Santa Barbara Favorites – Support Our Fellow Small Businesses!

Written by Jessica Graybill Santa Barbara is an incredible place. Sun, sand, excellent eateries, places to booze and to cruise; it's a great place to live and a beautiful place to visit. We've been in business here in downtown Santa Barbara for decades and over the years have seen a lot of changes occur in [...]

Sfusato Amalfitano – the Amalfi Lemon

Written by Jessica Graybill Lemons and Italy go together like bread and olive oil - you may be able to find one without the other, but together they are so much more significant! Lemons have existed in Italy since Roman times, but not in the way we know them today. The earliest lemons, traded between [...]

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, [...]

Italian Portrait Plates – Hand Painted in Deruta

Written by Jessica Graybill A familiar theme in Italian ceramics are the regal portrait platters that depict Italian nobles. Naturally, portraiture has been commonplace for centuries throughout many different cultures, but the remarkable skills necessary to produce these ultra-refined paintings on ceramics is truly an impressive feat. Hand painted in Deruta, Italy - Our [...]

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, [...]