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Trinacria – The Symbol of Sicily

By |September 21st, 2018|By Jessica Graybill, History of Italian Ceramics|

Written by Jessica Graybill Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is known for many things - breathtakingly beautiful coastlines, colorful, bustling cities, and delicious street food, to name just a few! It is a place rich in history and culture, and its symbol, the Trinacria, is just as intriguing as the location itself. Handmade and hand painted on the Amalfi coast, this Trinacria tile is a nice way [...]

Santa Barbara Favorites – Support Our Fellow Small Businesses!

By |August 24th, 2018|By Jessica Graybill, Travel Secrets|

Written by Jessica Graybill Santa Barbara is an incredible place. Sun, sand, excellent eateries, places to booze and to cruise; it's a great place to live and a beautiful place to visit. We've been in business here in downtown Santa Barbara for decades and over the years have seen a lot of changes occur in our retail scene. Retail everywhere is currently undergoing a bit of a shift, with colossal [...]

Sfusato Amalfitano – the Amalfi Lemon

By |August 9th, 2018|By Jessica Graybill, History of Italian Ceramics|

Written by Jessica Graybill Lemons and Italy go together like bread and olive oil - you may be able to find one without the other, but together they are so much more significant! Lemons have existed in Italy since Roman times, but not in the way we know them today. The earliest lemons, traded between the Republic of Amalfi and the Middle East, were tiny, pulpy, and primarily ornamental, but [...]

Life is a Special Occasion – Use Your Good Stuff!

By |July 24th, 2018|By Jessica Graybill, Pottery Tips and Tricks|

By Jessica Graybill Here at the shop, we hear many of the same sentiments repeated day in and day out by our customers; mostly kind adoration for our products and store (which never gets old!) but every once in a while, I hear "It's so pretty, I would never want to use it!". While I absolutely understand the desire to squirrel away "the good stuff" for special occasions, I think [...]

Pottery – A Beautiful Union of Science and Art

By |June 7th, 2018|By Jessica Graybill, History of Italian Ceramics|

Written by Jessica Graybill Many people have become so accustomed to functional ceramics that we encounter in our daily lives, often made on an assembly line with minimal decoration (or mass produced with decals) that it's easy to forget that pottery is a true art form - one that has been perfected over centuries by expert Italian artisans who have passed the first-hand knowledge along to their protégés generation after [...]

Caring for Italian Ceramics

By |May 8th, 2018|By Jessica Graybill, Pottery Tips and Tricks|

Written by Jessica Graybill Handmade Italian ceramics are an investment, and as such, we know you want to keep them in tip-top shape! Though they don't really require too much effort, we have compiled some advice that will help preserve your beautiful keepsakes for years to come. Ceramics are some of the only relics we have of certain ancient civilizations, so suffice it to say that it is naturally a very [...]