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Relish the pleasure of shopping for a long cherished Italian pottery piece directly in Italy. It'll be like strolling along the streets of Deruta, Gubbio, Civita Castellana, Sicily or Montelupo with an Italian friend who'll show you only the loveliest hand made Italian ceramics and, most importantly, tell you everything about them
We've selected for you more than 5,000 Italian ceramics, the core of quality handmade Italian dinnerware, serveware, kitchenware, decorative pottery, hand painted ceramic tiles and murals, favors and clay pots.
Let us introduce to you the most talented Italian artists, some of them already famous, some still unknown outside Italy. A personal page with info on their bio and their works is available for each artist where you'll also be able to get a glimpse of Italian pottery regional heritage and history, namely: Deruta pottery, Gubbio pottery, Montelupo pottery, Caltagirone pottery, Civita Castellana pottery, Ferrara pottery and Messina pottery.
Handmade Italian Pottery: shop online with us!
Shop the Italian pottery that better fits your style and make your ceramics your own, using our free personalization service. The short message you'll write in the order form will be hand painted under your pieces at no extra cost.
Most of the Renaissance Italian ceramic masterpieces were commissioned by noblemen from their favorite artists. We Italians still like to have made to order pottery for our special home accents. Now you can do the same using our Special Order Service. As we are based in Italy, we can personally discuss your wish with the artists and follow up the making of your unique Italian ceramic piece.
Shopping at thatsArte.com you'll enjoy the advantages of buying in Italy, without extra costs or extra worries. Feel at ease when making your choice, thanks to our Free Trial service. No shipping charges are due for all orders over $400. Custom fees are always on us.
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A quick glance at our Italian ceramics: tableware and decorative pottery
Among our reasons of pride is our large selection of Italian dinnerware. We feature more than 80 original dinnerware sets, possibly the largest assortment on line.
Browse for the dinnerware set that better fits your style: you'll find formal dinnerware patterns and simple designs for everyday, floral or geometric trims, colorful, tailored looks and modern grace, traditional and classic settings.
Matching Italian serveware and Italian kitchenware are usually available for each dinnerware pattern, like serving platters, serving bowls, serving trays, canister sets, fruit bowls and ceramic cookie jars.
Our Italian pottery is never commonplace, even when it comes to the most traditional Italian tableware, like the Raffaellesco, Ricco Deruta or Arabesco. Available in every ceramic store in Deruta, it took us a long time, to find the quality you deserve.
We've chosen Fima, a small, family run company. Exquisite elegance and subtle refinement are a common characteristic for all their Italian dinnerware, serveware and kitchenware be it a traditional Italian serving bowl or a modern Italian serving platter.
For our geometric dinnerware sets we had no doubts: we love Eugenio Ricciarelli designs, for their rich colors and luxurious creativity. They are designed to highlight any table, be it formal or everyday, through décor changes and design trends. It's a rare pleasure to mix and match Eugenio's patterns to create a personal dinnerware set or a unique kitchen decoration. His canister sets, cake platters and fully decorated serving bowls are the best selling items among our Deruta ceramics.
During one of our frequent huntings for artful Deruta pottery, we spotted a tiny lab run by two young artists, D&G Design. We were fascinated by their modern tableware and we asked them to be part of our collection of talented artists. Be it a traditional Italian plate, a modern serving bowls, a decorative wall plate or a vase, their pottery always has a distinctive touch either in the color combination, or in the decoration technique or in the design. Our new artists are always worth knowing more: do browse all D&G beautiful Italian pottery!
A thorough collection of Italian tableware cannot do without the exquisite elegance of the Tuscan dinnerware. We personally love the cozy appeal embodied by fruit patterns, and we found some beautiful ones at Ceramiche Ammannati, in Montelupo.
Each fruit collection we present strikes a different emotional chord. Browse to know which is more appealing to you, if the bursting vitality of our Toscana Rosso serving trays, or the welcoming charm of our Campagna espresso cups, or the cheerful refinement the Frutta Rosso fruit serving bowls.
Our full Italian dinnerware assortment is complemented by a choice of serving accessories, for any occasion. Do you often invite friends over for a buffet dinner? Then you'll need lots of serving platters, and serving bowls. Do you like a nice breakfast table to cheer you up before work? We have nice Italian mugs by Ima in Montelupo, with matching creamer & sugar bowl, and butter dish. Beautiful kitchenware is also available for most of the settings we feature, such as richly decorated Italian cookie jars, fine Italian canister sets, or lovely Italian utensil holders.
This web site is born out of our passion for traditional Italian majolica. As avid and highly informed collectors, mostly of decoration pottery, we know many of the finest artists of Italian ceramics, representing various regional styles, intersecting both antique and modern culture.
Shopping for decorative pottery is the best way to make your home your own, or to make a unique, personalized gift for those who mean the most to you.
Join us in a short tour over our choice of decorative Italian majolica. Let's start from the Sicilian pottery from Caltagirone, where we meet Giacomo Alessi. His unique Italian ceramic pieces, like the head planters or his Fangotto wall plates, talk the language of Sicily, of its rich colors and Baroque heritage. But there is more than that in Alessi's ceramics: Sicilian legends, Greek myths, modern satire, learned quotations and hilarious stories inspire his hands when molding his fancy candle holders, the figurative spice dishes, the animal figurines or, our favourite pieces, his centerpieces.
Our next destination is Montelupo, in Tuscany. Here, we meet ND Dolfi, whose centerpieces in brilliant unusual colors have such a strong personality and physical relevance (most of them are quite large) to represent the ultimate decoration touch in any home, be it modern or classic.
Their vases, as all their other beautiful Italian pottery, are hand molded and then finished with the painstaking application of hand made “raised” elements, such as rings, dots, pine scales.
Let's now move to Umbria, the green heart of Italy.
Placed apart on a steep hill, protected by the surrounding mountains, the fame of Gubbio as a production center of fine Italian ceramics is mainly due to Mastro Giorgio's lustreware, whose tradition is still alive in town thanks to the splendid works of artists like Magnanelli. Their lustre wall plates are unique collector's pieces, whose value is bound to grow over time. They are also masters in painting the traditional Gubbio design: elaborate dragons, leaves and baskets decorate centerpieces, footed jars and umbrella stands, all bearing a charming antique finish.
The most charming Renaissance pattern in Gubbio is to be found at Ceramiche Rampini. Their simple yet touching istoriato wall plates, their lovely planters, their refined Italian tableware are not to be left behind without a second thought.
Only one hour by car and we are in Deruta. Here the Italian ceramics have quite different designs.
Oversimplifying the richness of the local tradition we can mention three different creative areas: the Raffaellesco and the Ricco patterns, the geometric (vario) patterns and the Renaissance istoriato ware, which depicts elaborated scenes (stories) or portraits.
One of the finest artists of istoriato ware in Deruta is Alvaro Binaglia, whose talented hand creates real masterpieces in the shape of apothecary jars, istoriato Italian wall plates and centerpieces, beautiful lamps.
We are pleased about our latest addition at thatsArte.com of an exquisitely elegant collection of hand made ceramic tiles from Sicily, Deruta, Civita and Montelupo (Florence): tile murals for backsplashes, fireplaces, baths and showers, bathroom/kitchen wall and floor tiles, individual accent tiles, stair risers, tiled table tops and our very much favorite tile “rugs”, beautiful panels that can be used as murals but also as unique floor decorations in combination with hardwood.
One of our tile collections is made by L'Antica Deruta, a very eclectic company. The secret to the beauty and charm of their ceramic wall tiles and floor tiles lies in the awesome combination of hand shaped clay and simple yet refined hand painted designs. We also feature their stylish tableware and their luxurious decorative pottery.
We also decided to devote some time to collect for you nice Italian favors, that can be used as unique, personalized gifts or as original wedding “bomboniere”. In Italy, we call “bomboniere” the traditional gifts that the bride and the groom give to all their honored guests after the reception to thank them for having been there. A smaller, thoughtful keepsake is also given to anyone who has sent a present to honor the new couple.
We do the same thing for a Christening and a First Communion.
All the favors you find amongst our collection of Italian ceramics can be customized by adding your initials and the date of your special day. The personalization is completely free of charge.