About Antica Ceramica
Antica Ceramica imports each hand-made product from our workshop in Caltagirone, Sicily. Our workshop has only 6 employees and each employee uses a traditional hand-made process of old techniques and patterns.
Explaination of the Product
Antica Ceramica imports majolica from Caltagirone, one of the liveliest Baroque towns in central Sicily.
It’s known in Italy as “The city of Sicilian ceramics” due to its thousand-year-old tradition. The name itself “Caltagirone” derives from an Arabic word meaning the Castle or Fortress of the vases.
Caltagirone ceramics have been used for centuries to decorate parks and churches, streets and squares. The typical colors of local pottery, sage green and yellow, are the colors of Sicily itself, of its sun and breathtaking beauty.
The making of majolica
First Step: The Potter
Second Step: The First Firing
Third Step: The Glazing
Fourth Step: The Painting
Fifth Step: The second Firing