ceramics

In Tarquinia, the Etruscan art of ceramics is alive and well

Once upon a time, there was Etruscan ceramic art. And luckily, there still is. It lives in Tarquinia, in the province of Viterbo, and...

Italian Stories: Agata, the ceramist from Caltagirone

My name is Agata, and after attending the Ceramics Art Institute I have worked for over forty years with my husband – and now...

Ceramic beauty by Guido Andlovitz

Trieste-born Guido Andlovitz (1900-1971) belonged – with Gio Ponti – to a generation of Italian artists who between the 1920s and 1930s began expressing...

“Fatto in Italia”: eight centuries of “Made in Italy” in one exhibition

Until July 10th, the Sale delle Arti of Turin’s Palace of Venaria will host “Fatto in Italia. Dal Medioevo al Made in Italy”, an exhibition...

Corrado Cagli and Ceramiche Rometti

Ancona-born painter Corrado Cagli (1910-1976) started focusing on artistic ceramics in 1929, when he began a fruitful collaboration with Rometti, a company based in...

Capodimonte’s Finest, the tradition of Neapolitan porcelain

Capodimonte’s Finest is one of the modern brands that uphold a wonderful tradition of Neapolitan craftsmanship dating back from the 18th century – when the...

The ceramics Antonio Patanazzi did not sign

Here is a series of ceramic works attributed to Antonio Patanazzi, an artist from Urbino whom we already encountered when visiting Antica Farmacia di...

Laboratorio Paravicini in Milan: ceramics, passion and time

Laboratorio Paravicini produces ceramic objects with the quality and charm of past times, resisting the modern idea that time flies faster and faster, and...

Vi.Bi. Ceramics: twenty years of beauty

Here is a gallery dedicated to ceramic vases and decorative objects made by Turin-based company Vi.Bi. Vi.Bi. was founded in 1952 by Giuseppe Vallini and...

The Bottega d’arte Ceramica Gatti: from Futurism to the future

Riccardo Gatti got to know Italian futurists in 1928, only a few months after founding his workshop in Faenza. It was the beginning of...

The people in Frederick II of Swabia’s world: Domenico Pinto’s ceramic statuettes

Master ceramist Domenico Pinto has dedicated a series dedicated to Frederick II of Swabia’s women – on display until April 9th, 2015 in a...

Maiolica Artistiche in Deruta: beauty that grows over time

The first proof we have of ceramic making in Deruta, Umbria, dates back to 700 years ago, and Maiolica Artistiche has been making excellent...

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