Voilà, It’s Majolica! 

Santo Stefano di Camastra is one of Sicily’s ceramics centers. There is an entire street of the town lined with ceramics shops that are filled with majolica ceramics (maiolica in Italian). Majolica describes a technique of decorating earthenware (ceramics made with red clay, AKA bisque or biscuit) that has been fired at a relatively low…

Meet Mirella

After our recent tour, during my stay in Bagheria, I was fortunate to meet graphic and ceramic artist Mirella Pipia in her beautiful store. I am a great admirer of Mirella’s designs, and thanks to my generous cousins, I’m fortunate to have many pieces decorating my apartment in New York. What a pleasure to have…

Ceramics with Spirit

Susanna de Simone created this ceramic plate. She was born in Palermo in 1959, and from the time she was a child, has lived and breathed the art and technique of ceramics (Her father was a ceramist and her most influential mentor.). Her work, presented under the name La Fabbrica della Ceramica, can be seen…

Sea Dragons on a Beautiful Port

These ceramic tiles border the wall where it meets the roof of a palazzo in Porticello. “Porticello,” meaning “beautiful port,” is a fishing village that is part of the larger town of Santa Flavia. Note the sea-dragon-like creatures featured on the tiles which were probably created in the mid-late 19th century. #ceramics #ceramica #ceramic #ceramiche…

Caltagirone Designs for Ceramic Floor, Noto.

Ceramic majolica-tile floor (style: from Caltigirone) of the nuns’ quarters of the Baroque era Chiesa di Santa Chiara in Noto. #chiesasantachiara #noto #siracusa #ceramics #ceramica #ceramic #ceramiche #tiles #tile #majolica #maiolica #pavimento #floor #art #design #sicily #sicilia #siciliabedda #sizilien #italy #italia #italien #sicilytourism #sicily_tourism #sicilytravel #sicily_travel #ig_sicily #siciliaph #siciliafoto #fotosicilia #igerssicilia #instasicilia #igfriends_sicilia #gf_italy #ig_italy…