Artisinal Shops

Photo: Il Tornio

The workshop of Luigi Biffi is a landmark in the field of ceramics. We are engaged in the production of home accessories, party favours, gifts, household items and much more, providing customers a wide range of items of the highest quality and attention to detail. We are constantly updating everything related to the art of ceramics…

Our company is a small artisan company with thirty years of experience producing custom furniture with the help of modern and specialized machinery for the production of furniture. For the realization of your furniture we use quality materials and give importance to…

Photo: Cranchi Giacomo Pacio

Traditional wood handworks: characteristic "Lucia" fishing boats, plates, bowls, chopping boards, carvings, gnomes. Furniture restauration.

Photo: Tacchi Luigi

In our shop you will find bowls, cutlery, vases, cutting boards and many other ideas in olive wood. Grinders for pepper, salt or coffee for all tastes. Trays in hand painted wood or unpainted in all forms, colours and dimensions. Jewel boxes in inlaid…

Photo: Ceramiche di Vezio

"Le Ceramiche di Vezio" is a little art shop on the way to the Castle of Vezio. There you can find handmade Raku ceramics, bijoux and souvenirs. Raku is an ancient Japanese technique that produces a variety of unique results. The working process combines all the natural Elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire. It starts with the Earth (Clay in this case) to create the object. In the Air it dries. With the Fire is made the first burning, in the kiln, for 8 hours, to reach the temperature of 1000 Celsius degrees (1832 Farenheight degrees). Then it is painted with particular hand-made glazes, realized by the ceramist with metal oxides. And then, again in the Fire, for a second burning, that takes about 2 hours to reach the temperature of 1020 Celsius degrees (1868 Farenheight degrees). At this temperature, every single piece is extracted from the kiln and put in a box, with combustible material inside (such as newspapers, dry leaves or sawdust). After the immediate closure of the box, Air and Fire melt together and induce a strong reduction of oxygen. This step causes the reaction of the metal oxides, that randomly emerge. Otherwise, unpainted parts become black by smoking. Finally it is immersed in Water to stop the reduction process. The result, in tones and shades, will be random, such as Nature creates, and for this reason every piece is unique.

Photo: I Vetri di Bellagio

Dishes, masks, fused glass and lampwork glass jewelery of high design. In addition, an exclusive selection of objects of the great masters in the ancient art of working blowers of Murano glass. Particular attention is given to the ornaments for…

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