Each piece of ceramics from Sicily is a unique work of art. I always tell my clients, if you see something you like in a shop, buy it there and then. Don’t wait, because you probably won’t see it again anywhere else. I love this typical plate that possesses a classic, baroque-style lemon and pomegranate…
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A Serving of Sicilian Ceramics from Santo Stefano di Camastra
Ceramic plate photographed at Santo Stefano di Camastra
Sicily Dances, and So Will You
I loved this plate when I saw it last month in Santo Stefano di Camastra, one of Sicily’s ceramics centers. Featuring the ubiquitous Trinacria, the symbol of Sicily, it captures so much about the region: its vibrant colors, the locals’ artistry, and its ancient mysteries and history… and then the plate itself is for serving…
Simple, Seasonal, and So Good
For dinner on Tuesday night, my cousins went straight to my heart by treating me to a meal at Trattoria Don Ciccio in Bagheria, one of my top favorites on the island. I enjoyed bucatini pasta with a simple sauce of Romanesco broccoli with pine nuts, olive oil, onions, and breadcrumbs.
Shopping for Ceramics in Sicily
Last evening, on our way from Taormina to Palermo, we stopped for some shopping in Santo Stefano di Camastra, one of Sicily’s ceramics centers. Come “shop” with me! Watch my Facebook Live broadcast, during which I explain the significance of the ceramic Moor’s head pots, which we’ve seen throughout the island this week. When you…
Door and Flower Pots
Door, Santo Stefano di Camastra
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…
Raise a Tambourine
Ceramic plate with tarantella dancers from Santo Stefano di Camastra, now in my living room in New York City
Sicilian Language Online
There is a restaurant in Santo Stefano di Camastra called “Tri quarti e na gazzusa,” which is an expression in Sicilian that means something like, Three quarter liters of wine and a soda… implying the conviviality of friends and family enjoying life together. But, don’t take my word for it (since I don’t speak Sicilian),…
A Bit Graphic
Ceramic Designs from Santo Stefano di Camastra.