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The best place for finding Italian Maiolica for your tableware and decorative needs. My family was searching for a set of dishes for our new home only to discover the pottery we admired most was made locally, almost in our backyard.

The craftsmen of Deruta were continuing the centuries-old tradition of creating maiolica. Developed more than 600 years ago, it’s the technique of applying a glossy base glaze¬†whitened with tin oxide onto fired clay pottery. The vivid colors are added and the pieces fired again. The finished work is shiny and rich with colors as warm as an Italian landscape.

The results were spectacular and today Ceramica is proud to offer both contemporary adaptations and traditional maiolica patterns in a fabulous variety of pieces for dining and decorative use.

The artisans who produce maiolica carry on the proud traditions of their families and villages. The pottery studios were once in danger of closing, but today their skills and creativity are in demand worldwide. At Ceramica, we are honored to have played a part in the revival and renaissance of classic Italian pottery.

We are always searching for genuine traditional designs, with an eye to combining elements for exciting patterns and colors. While we base our designs on faience techniques, we have made sure
to adapt the glazes to meet today’s lifestyles.

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