‘A Lumera, in the Sicilian language, is the oil lamp that has been used for centuries before the electricity carried away its charming light together with its heavy smell and smoke. In the beginning the oil lamps were very simple wheel thrown objects. Then the pottery makers in the western areas of Sicily started to apply handmade decorative elements to the lamp body.
In the 18th century the decorative surge of Caltagirone ceramists transformed the lamps in real statuettes: elegantly dressed noblemen, ladies of the high society and ordinary people, too. For more than 200 years the lumiere have been mirroring the contemporary society. Today, having lost their functional purpose, they are luxurious decoration accents.
Each piece we feature is absolutely unique, as it is completely handmade by the inspired hands of Giacomo Alessi, one of the most relevant ceramic artists in Italy.