Handmade

Life + Style
by Anonymous (not verified) | Mon, 10/19/2020 - 00:06
It is often said that some of the best ideas come out of necessity, and while there is truth to this saying, we at The Italian collection believe our founders…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:38
Capodimonte is a distinctive style of porcelain that stands apart from all the other ceramic traditions of southern Italy. This delicate, ornate porcelain--…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 08/30/2019 - 05:20
In Italy, coffee is a religion with millions of worshipers. Yet, most of these devotees know nothing about the object of their devotion, despite being…
Life + Style
by Georgette Jupe | Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:27
If you have to walk a million miles in someone’s shoes, you want to make sure they at least have great soles. One place you are guaranteed to find that is at …
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Mon, 08/13/2018 - 00:56
For many of us, Tuscany is the destination of a lifetime. Florence lures travelers with its must-see masterpieces: Michelangelo’s David, the treasures of the…
Culture
by Anonymous (not verified) | Wed, 04/04/2018 - 03:47
By: Jessica Graybill  Italy has a long, rich history with ceramics, one that is revered by many all over the world. Handmade, hand painted maiolica is an…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Sun, 12/17/2017 - 12:58
Across the Alpine regions of northern Italy, artisans share common traditions with their Swiss, German, and Austrian neighbors to the north: everything from…
Culture
by Laura Morelli | Tue, 07/11/2017 - 05:54
Cover image credit: Faenza ceramics festival CC via Flickr (c) Argilla Italia.jpg Faenza, located in the heart of Emilia-Romagna halfway between Bologna and…
Culture
by Georgette Jupe | Thu, 11/10/2016 - 09:02
Travel to the small town of Deruta nestled in Umbria, the green heart of Italy and you’ll find no shortage of ceramic producers that have been based here for a…
Culture
by Georgette Jupe | Thu, 10/06/2016 - 05:29
Growing up, I thought of paper-mache as the ultimate find in crafty materials; the smells, the textures, and most of all the ability to form into anything you…