Pottery is one of the oldest human inventions. The first signs of pottery making date back to thousands of years ago.
Made with simple elements like earth, water, and fire, over the centuries ceramics has seen the evolution of its use and function, going from objects merely created to contain water and food to extraordinary works of art.
Ceramics has been produced in many places all over the world, and Italy is certainly one of the most renowned.
In Italy, the art of making ceramics flourished thanks to the influence of Greek potters started in the 8th century BC, following the Greek colonization of the south of the country.
Then, Etruscan and Italic artisans continued a tradition which thrived between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance when the Italian pottery reached its artistic peak.
Ceramics is not just for basic functional ware, but it has been a form of artistic expression and a major way of life for centuries for many Italian people.