Italian Craftmanship

We're proud that our products are crafted by master artisans in the best Italian factories-some of them generations old. Centuries of experience have enabled them to produce the finest, most durable, most beautiful ceramic dishes on earth.

The Italian Recipe for Beauty

Each piece begins with the bisque-red or white earth mixed with water, poured into a mold and fired. Recently, a stronger bisque was developed, making our ceramic even more durable.

We rely on expert painters, whose touch and tools are as pure as those whose domain is canvas. The painting style of each Italian factory reflects its region. Generally, in the north of Italy, you'll find a tendency for delicate floral décor and a soft palette. Moving south brings styles more rustic and vibrant.

Many of our pieces are Majolica, which means the bisque is colored with glaze-creating shine, consistency and more bursting colors. The other type of color finish, crystalline, looks more transparent. Glaze has brighter shades and fuller coverage-the specialty of Mediterranean countries.


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