Ceramics from the Amalfitan Coast and Sorrento



From the Amalfitan Coast and Sorrento


Oh Hey,

Today I will talk about the ceramics of Sorrento and Amalfi Coast.

This is the oldest evidence of ceramic production on the Amalfi coast dates back to the Neolithic. About 8000 years ago, primitive men made terracotta bowls, then found in the 50s of the last century in the cave the gate of Positano.

High-quality works such as pottery, ornamental objects, and cladding majolica result from an artisan activity that dates back to the 5th century BC by the Etruscans. It would testify to a ship recently found in the depths of Panarea: pottery, ceramics, tiles, and jugs were already the subject of intense trade at the time. The production of ceramics never stopped in time; Furnaces and pottery workshops certainly existed in Amalfi during the Middle Ages. Many products, such as dishes, candidates, easily, and white clay bowls, were exported.

In the eighteenth century, as is the case in nearby Naples, and in Vietri, there are characteristic tiles (riggiole) that stand out from the Neapolitan ones for the more tenuous dominant shades as turquoise-gray, green-Macero, and mustard yellow. The production of pottery denotes in this period its own distinct identity, detaching itself from the Neapolitan models for its shape and chromatic appearance where a delicate turquoise stands out.

Amalfi ceramics shop

Amalfi ceramics shop


In the 19th century, to make the fortune of ceramics were evident motifs of “naive” inspiration underlined by vivid and sunny colors that reflect the artisans’ spontaneity and friendliness, who still characterize their productions today.

Among the aspects that have made the coasts of Sorrento and Amalfi famous, there is definitely the Art. The production of ceramic works is handcrafted with techniques handed down over the centuries and the refined and colorful art of Vietri ceramics on the Amalfi Coast.

Shops on the road through Amalfi and Positano


The Amalfi coast colors are closed in the handmade decorated with figures and motifs that reflect Mediterranean life’s culture and style.


Sorrento shops Via San Cesareo

Sorrento shops Via San Cesareo


When I first look at those ceramics’ pieces, I immediately fell in love with them. They look happy to me and manage to bring those positive vibes in the air with their amazing colors. So, I promise to myself that I must own Ceramic table wear.

I had found it here in Sorrento, the Ceramica Sorrentina workshop.


I will leave here some pictures where we used those amazing plates for our special dinners.

All the tableware is handmade by Ceramica Sorrentina here in Sorrento (Piano DI Sorrento, Via San Liborio). Please look at their website; they have such amazing stuff, and they do international shipping. http://ceramicasorrentina.it


Last but not least, my mother in law Giovanna, do you remember her from Giovanna’s kitchen (add the link), just bought a small table plot from Ceramica Sorrentina, made of lava stone dust and painted by hand, absolutely amazing precious peace. Have a look at this table, isn’t it gorgeous?



From Sorrento with ❤ 








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