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Ceramic Egg with Candle Holder

Size: Height 9.8" - 25 cm

Code: CS308/18
This ceramic egg features a lovely Sicilian head. The relief pattern, the form and the colors are reminiscent of the Sicilian baroque style. The egg, which can be used as a candle holder, is handcrafted in Caltagirone, Sicily.

Descriptions & details

Caltagirone has been one of the most vibrant hubs of Sicilian pottery for many centuries. The work of local artisans reflects well the character of Sicilian arts and crafts: bold, sharply defined, and richly decorated.

The founders of this particular pottery studio, Ceramiche Sofia, belong to a new generation of local artisans; they have rapidly become household names thanks to their strong skills, knowledge, and passion for their craft.

Handmade & hand-painted in Caltagirone, Italy
Material: ceramic

The artist

Ceramiche Sofia is a family-run pottery studio founded by the Intonato brothers at the turn of the century.
Giuseppe and Nicola have worked very hard to gain recognition in a town, Caltagirone, where most pottery-making businesses have successfully been passed down through many generations. Eventually, their talents and resilience won him the favor of ceramic lovers (and ours!). The quality of their work is outstanding, as is their pottery's sheer size and physicality. Delving into Caltagirone's past and using traditional production methods, they create exquisite collections that capture the essence of the local heritage while contributing to the future of Sicilian pottery.

Caltagirone is a lively Baroque town in central Sicily. It has been known for its superb ceramic production for over a thousand years. Indeed, its name derives from an Arabic word meaning the Castle or Fortress of the vases.
As with most pottery-making traditions, the production started with functional vessels and later evolved into ornamental ceramics. Beautifully handcrafted tiles and vases have been used for centuries to decorate public and private buildings, parks, churches, streets, squares and the renowned Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte with its 142 magnificent majolica stair risers.
A visit to the Regional Museum of Ceramics is a must to appreciate the artistic value of Sicilian pottery and its evolution over the centuries.

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