Essay Italian Ceramics: Vietri Tableware

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Italian Ceramics: Vietri tableware
If you happen to be around the Italian Amalfi coast, Sorrento, Capri, Salerno, or even in Napoli, you might be interested to buy a plate or two to bring home to remind you of the sunny days and stunning views and beautiful places.
Of cause, you can buy ceramics in any of the places mentioned above. We just hope you have managed to get something better than the usual touristic mass produce. Luckily, there are a lot of beautiful pieces waiting for those who are looking for them.
But if you are a collector, a ceramics aficionado, or just love something authentic and fun on your table – go to Vietri Sul Mare. And yes – that will be a small story to tell your guests back home, not just a lovely handmade
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Italian Ceramics: Vietri tableware
If you happen to be around the Italian Amalfi coast, Sorrento, Capri, Salerno, or even in Napoli, you might be interested to buy a plate or two to bring home to remind you of the sunny days and stunning views and beautiful places.
Of cause, you can buy ceramics in any of the places mentioned above. We just hope you have managed to get something better than the usual touristic mass produce. Luckily, there are a lot of beautiful pieces waiting for those who are looking for them.
But if you are a collector, a ceramics aficionado, or just love something authentic and fun on your table – go to Vietri Sul Mare. And yes – that will be a small story to tell your guests back home, not just a lovely handmade plate.
There are a lot of places in Italy (and in Europe) where the ceramics are made, by hand or otherwise. However, historically these places were mainly clustered around clay deposits, and even if the deposits are gone or logistics dictate otherwise, majority of producers stay because of tradition, centuries of branding and, of cause, because very often it is a very small family business – they just happen to live there for many-many years or even centuries. (This is not usually a case for the mass market tableware.)
One of these “clusters” is Vietri. “Vietri ceramics” should be made in Vietri Sul Mare, a very small town on cliffs facing the sea right to the west of Sorento. Well, it is the part of the fun, the flavor and the story behind

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