Ceramics of Italy, a long history of tradition

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Italy has a long history of ceramic tradition. It has always been a fundamental expression of our culture and the artists represent an important heritage that is usually handed down from generation to generation. 

Italian ceramics come in many forms, such as terra cotta, majolica, porcelain, etc. “Made in Italy” usually means high quality and traditions that have historically been regional.
In fact, in regions where pottery is made – Tuscany, Umbria, the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Puglia and also Abruzzo, you may see different styles and designs.

Abruzzo is known for its Majolica tradition, a form of pottery brought to Italy from Moorish Spain during the Medieval Ages, made of tin-glazed earthenware. All the artworks usually have a white background with brilliant earth-tone pigments painted on with a tin glaze that preserves colors incredibly well over the years.

Castelli, in the province of Teramo, is “Abruzzo’s capital of maiolica tradition”, for its ceramics production of the Middle Ages, supported by favorable environmental conditions: proximity of clay quarries, availability of water and wood.

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