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Italian wall tile by Ghenos, Messina

Ghenos has a real talent for traditional Sicilian pottery art, as you can see from their handcrafted decoration accents, large sized murals, ceramic floor & wall tiles, dinnerware sets.

Their sumptuously decorated tile panels are their feather in the cap and can serve many purposes, such as:
- backsplashes & stove tops AGA
- used as table tops, on a solid wooden or wrought iron base
- wall decoration , framed and hung on the wall or nstalled as free standing murals, both into a tiled and on a painted surface
- wall decoration , framed and hung on the wall or installed as free standing murals, both into a tiled and on a painted surface
- installed as floor panels, beautiful  “tiled rugs” surrounded by hardwoods or plain colored tiles to highlight a specific area in any room for ex. in front of a cosy fireplace
- stair risers
They will transform any kitchen backsplash, bathroom, foyer, fireplace or wine cellar into an artistic statement.

Have a look at their home decor accents and dinnerware, too. They embody the very essence of Sicily without ever being commonplace.


Product availability: if not in stock, Ghenos’ pottery is available in 3/4 weeks.
2/4 additional weeks are needed  for very large orders.  
Product information: Ghenos dinnerware is food safe, in compliance with FDA regulations.
The ceramic decoration accents made by Ghenos are to be used for decoration purpose only. 
Tiles for panels, murals and table tops are numbered on the back and run from left to right, top to bottom. They can be a Do-It-Yourself project, although we recommend a professional tile setter.  It is not mandatory to grout tiles, unless in a shower application. However, grouting will contribute to the uniformity of the surface. More info on tiles, tile murals and floor panels can be found in the relevant product pages. Contact us with your special project and we’ll help you to make it come true.

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Know more about Ghenos

Italian ceramics - Ivan while creating his wood artworksIvan and Vincenzo Scardino are two young brothers from Messina, Sicily. Both have a knack for arts and crafts, Vincenzo being more into pottery making and Ivan loving his carpenter job. They have joined effort and started to create objects where wood and ceramics are originally combined, often in the sizes and shapes requested by interior designers or architects.


In 2003 they founded their own studio and decided to call it Ghenos, a Greek word meaning origins.
Indeed, a deep knowledge of traditional Sicilian art is at the heart of their craftsmanship and each and every work they make is a personal rendering of designs and technique belonging to their native land.


We were particularly impressed by their tiles and panels. Nowhere else in Italy one can find such rich designs. Every brush stroke there evokes Sicily. You watch them and you see the huge ballrooms of antique villas, their Baroque statues, the air thick with the smell of orange blossoms…

Italian ceramics - A tile panel hand-painted by Enzo


Vincenzo studied many years to learn the secrets of Sicilian pottery, first in Messina, then in Reggio Calabria and Santo Stefano di Camastra. He is an excellent painter, not surprisingly favoring Baroque designs, istoriati and “metamorphosis”, subjects where human shapes blend into animal or vegetal shapes.


Recently the Uffizi Gallery in Florence commissioned him a large istoriato urn. Not a bad start for a young artist, isn’t it?