I have a passion for hand painted Italian ceramics, and have a number of pieces in my collection. They look wonderful as decorative accents, and are functional as well. Here is a list of some of the online sources for imported Italian ceramics to choose from.
Fima Deruta – Fima is a small, family run company, founded more than 40 years ago. They represent the qualitative excellence both in classic and creative patterns, like the new geometric tableware we present under the name of Vario. Their Raffaellesco, Ricco Deruta and Arabesco pottery is among the best found in Deruta for their rich details, fine touch and fidelity to traditional colors and techniques.
Original Deruta Majolica - Producers of a wide variety of Italian ceramic items, ranging from the classic tableware to vases and special itams, by the renoun artist Romano Ranieri. All of the majolica pieces are hand painted, and all pieces except for the tiles and dinner dishes (which must be stamped to be uniform) are hand thrown, by the artists living in Deruta Italy.
thatsArte – Italian Ceramics - Shop online from Italy and choose among 4,000 handmade ceramics by the most talented artists from Deruta, Gubbio, Tuscany and Sicily. More than 70 designs of Deruta dinnerware on line are available, together with a large choice of high end decorative Italian ceramics. Free Personalization requests and Special Orders are welcome.
Artistica - A large selection of Italian ceramics from Deruta and Almafi. Collection includes tableware, garden pots and plaques, ceramic tables and many other decorative home accents.
Bellezza - Bellezza Home and Garden specializes in fine hand-painted Italian ceramics known as majolica. They have collaborated with some of the best ceramic artists in Italy, many of whom supply their products exclusively to Bellezza. Bellezza has personalized bridal registry services, with free gift-wrapping, and if you register on-line, you will receive a 10% completion discount.
Poggi Bonsi - Hand-painted Majolica from Umbria, Tuscany and Abruzzo. They also offer a selection of linens from Montefalco, wonderfully crafted olive wood from a family-run mill in Umbria, and gold-leaf glass collection from a small studio in Florence. They will also carefully choose seasonal items to incorporate into our gift packages and custom corporate gifts.
ItaliaCeramica.com - This company offers a wide selection of hand painted ceramics including dinnerware, wall art, and large pots. A large selection of biscotti jars from across Italy.
Italian Pottery Outlet - This company has a large selection of traditional Italian ceramics (Italian majolica) from Umbria, Tuscany and Sicily, as well as new and exciting patterns from regions all over Italy. They state that their Italian ceramics are made in small workshops where artisans and their families produce individual works of art using techniques handed down from generation to generation.
Ceramicadirect.com - Their patterns of hand-painted ceramics include everything for your Tabletop – Italian dinnerware sets, plates, bowls, platters, mugs, and pitchers. Find the perfect Italian ceramic kitchen accessories – canister sets, clocks, biscotti jars, salt & pepper sets, garlic pots, butter dishes… Select from decorative accents for gifts, vases, lamps, wall plates, umbrella stands and more.
Ceramiche d’Arte - Large selection of italian ceramics, created by great artisans with the care that you give to beloved things. They ship our ceramics worldwide.