SQUATRITI: AN OLD DOLL’S HOSPITAL IN ROME

Before we went to Rome, I broke a ceramic figurine of sentimental value.  I should have packed it, because one of our finds was Squatriti, this doll's hospital in the Via di Ripetta. It's not the sort of thing you look for, but it's typical of the unexpected things you come across while wandering in … Continue reading SQUATRITI: AN OLD DOLL’S HOSPITAL IN ROME

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN MAIOLICA

Dolfi ceramicsWe are going to Rome soon, after a successful Open Studio.  The last time I was there I bought a ceramic vase like this one, made in the Dolfi factory in Montelupo.  There was a big shop by the Piazza Sant'Andrea selling reproductions of Renaissance maiolica.  You see it all over Italy.  Market stalls … Continue reading CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN MAIOLICA