Ciao! We are Manuela and Tiziana, two longtime friends with a shared love for handmade Italian ceramics, our country's artisanal traditions, and good food.
Both born and raised in Italy, we pursued careers in marketing and TV production and lived many years abroad. But after having children, we felt a calling to return to our roots.
We settled with our families in Umbria, a region in central Italy famous for its handcrafted ceramics from centers like Deruta and Gubbio. Perhaps this calling came from Manuela’s strong ties to the area: one of her ancestors was Mastro Giorgio Andreoli, a prominent Italian Renaissance ceramic artist from Gubbio.
Our inspiring surroundings fueled our entrepreneurial spirit, and we wanted to find a way to share the extraordinary craftsmanship we had discovered in our travels throughout Italy. We eventually created thatsArte.com in 2007, featuring the work of talented artisans who still make and paint each piece of fine Italian majolica by hand using centuries-old methods. In the process, we have fallen in love with other exceptional handmade products such as table linens, knives, and pewter, and our website has evolved into a hub for all things Handmade in Italy.
When selecting our beautiful handcrafted products, we look for style, history, and authenticity. We love living in such a unique country and we take great pride and joy in sharing its artisanal excellence with customers like you.
Thank you for visiting thatsArte.com.
Manuela & Tiziana