Usually a new year at Artistica means the debut of new products and collections, but 2014 is turning out even more special than that! This year you’ll not only see new products, but also the addition of a completely new division. This new division, called CONTEMPO, features a wonderful assortment of exclusive and trendy new designs. These new contemporary-style ceramics are still made using our trademark traditional handcrafting and hand painting.
Among the new collections are Pop, Imperial, and Nerone - all depicting different styles of foliage designs using striking black and white line art. Our artisans in Deruta, Italy masterfully hand painted these new collections on contemporary-shaped bisque vessels.
Another special new addition is the Gaudi' collection. Expertly hand-painted in Tuscany using traditional Tuscan earth tones in a surprising abstract design, this collection is inspired by the style of the Spanish architect, Gaudi. The design features the unique interlacing of hand-painted curvilinear shapes in a burst of saturated colors. This meticulously arranged design is trimmed with a modern black and white checkered pattern. No space is left unpainted on the Gaudi' canisters and vases, with each piece fully decorated on all sides.
Be sure to check out the unique Gaudi' collection, and then get ready for additional Gaudi' pieces in spring 2014!
Right now we have introduced just a few new collections, with many more scheduled to debut throughout this year and in coming years.
While we are excited to bring you these new collections, obviously our commitment to traditional Italian Tuscan Old World Majolica will remain. We felt that by adding these new collections we could provide our distinctive customers with even more variety while maintaining the handcrafted quality you’ve come to expect from us.