This ceramic plate was created by an artist based in Erice, province of Trapani. Its design details are reminiscent of the needlework, lace, crochet, and tatting for which women of Erice are known.
This necklace is the creation of two very talented women. The ceramic piece was designed by artist Mirella Pipia in Bagheria. It was intended to be a decorative ornament of some kind, perhaps, for your Christmas tree. In 2014, Barbara Shiller, an American jewelry maker, came with me to Sicily on our September small-group tour….
With This, I’m Easy to Please
My cousins Giulia and Silvana in Palermo gave me this ceramic necklace. They said that they knew I’d love it. They were right!
A Bit Graphic
Ceramic Designs from Santo Stefano di Camastra.
A Convenient Souvenir
When I (conveniently) forgot to wear earrings one day in June while in Ortigia, I saw these in a jewelry store window. I walked in and asked to see them. The salesman began his pitch to sell them to me, which I thought was hilarious because I knew exactly what they were… “Hand painted ceramic…
Design Unique to Erice
Painted ceramic spoon-rest from Erice.
Ceramic doves photographed in Caltagirone.
Coral Salt Earrings
Jewelry-designer Daniela Neri created these unique earrings that recall Sicilian ceramics with tarantella dancers. Daniela is a native of Trapani, and she takes the salt from the local salt flats and makes “coral” out of it–in other words, the beads that you see are not made of semi-precious stones, shells, coral, or glass, but of…
Ceramics, Caltagirone. (Photo Credit: Experience Sicily’s Filippo Buttitta)
Bloom and Song
From February 12-22, 2015 the city of Agrigento celebrates the 70th Sagra del Mandorlo in Fiore (The Festival of the Blooming Almond Trees) and the 60th International Festival of Folklore. The “in Fiore” festival marks that spring is arriving and the almond trees are in bloom, while the folklore festival features performances of not only…