Best Ceramics & Pottery in Caltagirone
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Sicily team
Sicilian ceramic decorative objects and tablewear make lovely and colourful souvenirs, but what about a brightening up of your kitchen and bathroom, or a new flooring with hand painted tiles from Sicily
The pottery is one of the oldest cultural techniques of humanity. In Sicily, one can detect the use already in the stone age. Among the ancient Greeks there was a first heyday of Sicilian ceramics. Today, four Sicilian cities carry the brand 'Ceramica Artistica e Tradizionale' (Traditional and Artistic Ceramic) of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Craft. The pottery from these four cities reflects the basic colours of Sicily: yellow stands for the sun, blue for the sea and brown for the earth. Also the motives of the ceramics are representative of Sicily: they focus on the sun, fish, sunflowers, lemons and the Medusa of the Sicilian flag. The ceramics from Burgio, Caltagirone, Santo Stefano di Camastra and Sciacca are world renowned. Sicilian ceramics come with traditional and contemporary designs, and will give your home this very unique touch.