The art of ceramics is widespread throughout Italy and, like any other kind of art, it reflects the different cultures that cross the Bel Paese.
From North to South, Italy is marked by countless traditions and stories that allow the creation of different styles, some of which have become famous excellences worldwide.
Examples are Vecchia Mondovi, typical of the Piedmont region; Albissola, in Liguria, one of the most renowned centres for ceramic art.
In Campania, Vietri sul Mar is a centre of Etruscan origins where they still maintain the old traditions. Finally, the deep South, Sicily in particular, from Caltagirone, Sciacca to Santo Stefano di Camasta.
And then there is Deruta, a small town on the Umbrian hills, today famous all over the world for its refined maiolica manufacture. Deruta ceramics are mainly inspired by the period from the second half of 1400 to the end of 1600. During this period a style known as “Petal back” was developed, featuring simple decorations of petals alternating with geometric shapes from bright and contrasting colours such as yellow and blue.
The production of these ceramics plays a vital role for the city, and it was recognised by a museum in the historic centre of Deruta that displays precious artefacts and hosts periodic themed exhibitions celebrating the rich history and manufacture of the whole region.
A perfect example of Deruta ceramics is D&G Design, located in the heart of this unique area. In their work, D&G Design managed to maintain the classical traditions, mixed with a touch of modernity to create handmade unique pieces that reflect the artistic style of Deruta ceramics which is still contemporary and loved today.
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