Italian Pottery

"I am a big fan of Italian coffee, and was searching for a particular set of cups to serve it. I received a well packaged set of 6 cups and saucers in excellent condition. I was also surprised at how affordable they were. The Italian Shop came through for me and they will for you too!"
Jim V.

"I have just received the goods I ordered from The Italian Shop. The ceramics are so pretty. Everything came wrapped up very carefully and the delivery service was perfect with the goods arriving much quicker than I expected. I would certainly recommend The Italian Shop to others and hope to use their services myself again before too long. Very many thanks."
Nancy B.

Using the traditional techniques of Italian ceramics production, our comprehensive range of colourful, decorative, hand-painted Italian ceramics is a wonderful celebration of traditional life in Italy. Each piece is lovingly painted by hand, making it totally unique.

Our Italian Pottery Collections
"What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago." Erica Jong
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Italian Pottery

Italian pottery or ceramic products are very popular in the United States. Whether it is due to many Americans being of Italian descent, or whether it's because they are simply beautiful items that are appreciated in the USA, we certainly have many happy American customers!

Tuscan Pottery Dinnerware

Our 'Shades of Tuscany' dinnerware features a range of 6 hand-painted plates, bowls and cups that reflect all the colorful shades of the beautiful region of Tuscany.

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'Shades of Tuscany' collection

Made in the ancient, traditional shape which was particular to Tuscany, each item can be used alone or as part of a matching set.

Sicilian Ceramic Dinnerware

Our 'Sicily' dinnerware features a range of hand-painted brightly colored plates, available in three sizes.

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'Sicily' collection

Sicilian Ceramic Candlesticks

In our 'Candlestick' collection, you will find a range of hand made and hand-painted traditional Sicilian candlesticks that evoke the unique culture of Sicily.

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'Candlestick' collection

Sicilian Hand-Painted Pottery Tiles

We also have a range of beautiful hand-painted, Sicilian tiles.

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'Tile' collection

Although we only display certain items in each design, all of the items are available in any of the designs by special order.

Hand-Painted Rustic Pottery

Our Italian decorated tableware includes: hand-painted jugs, hand-painted ceramic bowls and hand made Italian plates that perfectly represent the Mediterranean lifestyle, and are the ideal accompaniment to long, leisurely, family lunches outside in the sunshine...

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Antipasti Dish - 'Fruit Harvest (Blue)'

Rustic Ceramic Kitchenware

Our handpainted ceramic kitchenware includes: storage jars, hand painted Italian plates, Italian pottery bowls and hand-made spoon rests that bring back fond memories of a bygone age in southern Italian kitchens, with Nonna creating her magic over a wood burning stove...

Whether as ceramic gifts for a friend or relative, or to enhance your own home with some real, hand-painted Italian pottery or hand painted italian tiles, you will certainly find something to smile about as you look through our Italian ceramics collections.

Italian Ceramics

Italy has a long history in the production of high quality ceramics. The term comes from the Greek word 'keramos', meaning clay. The Etruscans were the first to produce ceramics in Italy with their 'Bucchero' technique. Then during the Renaissance, Tuscany and Umbria became famous for producing 'Maiolica' ceramics and in Sicily, the famous 'Baroque' tiles were produced. But, as with all things in Italy, each region has its own fascinating speciality that they consider to be the best of all!

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Watch our ceramics video 'The Rustic Collection'
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