Ceramics from Italy – an enchanting story from the south
One can argue for a long time whether Italians only make beautiful products or also beautiful and durable ones? One thing is for sure – ceramics from Italy that I have seen and offer to my clients is only in the sphere of dreams of other producers.But where did pasta lovers come up with the idea of firing such unique ceramics?In the 13th century, merchants imported a lot of goods from Spain, via the island of Majorca. Italian potters quickly picked up on the topic and started making their own pottery, calling it Majolica.At first, they did some photocopying, mixing Arabic and Spanish designs, but later they developed their own unconventional style. It flourished during the Renaissance, when ceramics from Italy were known throughout Europe.
How is Italian ceramics doing business today?
Our ceramics suppliers are mostly small family factories that have been passing on the most important aspects of producing clay products for generations.They maintain old traditions and combine them with a modern approach to business. It is history that is their strength and driving force. It may seem strange in today’s world, but these people really build their brand on family, trust, honesty and great faith in what they do!
Ceramics from Italy – quality and price
People often ask us – why is it so expensive? Then I think about taking such a person to one of the Italian companies and employing him for the entire production process.Few people take the trouble to think about how much time it takes to make one ceramic product. This is not a factory with pop-up molds and automatic painting…..there are a lot of people behind it who are responsible for their work.The firing process ceramics it’s not boiling the potatoes. These are years of experience passed down from father to son. I keep emphasizing that it is an art, but one that requires a lot of effort and knowledge.If someone writes to me on a social networking site that it’s kitsch, I don’t agree with it. I will defend my thesis because I know very well what I am introducing to the Polish market. Maybe the Italian producers themselves are more artists than businessmen – but they love what they do.The work they do and the values they live by deserve respect and prestige!In recent years, Italians have made great progress in their innovative approach to ceramics. We see increasingly bold product designs. Interestingly, I really like the combination of gold, platinum and Swarovski crystals – it’s really sexy!Not all collections are antique and classic, because these are probably the main associations with these articles. Italians love new challenges, which is especially visible in the designer and bold patterns, e.g. of decorative vases.In addition to those referring to past eras, there are also minimalist designs – even raw in their message. Just like the brand’s products Battocchio – very tall vases that look majestic in any elegant interior.