Born in 1957 on the outskirts of Florence, maestro artisan Stefano Roselli began his creative career in a local candle factory in 1972 where he honed his skills for both molding and casting before transitioning to ceramics. Creative, innovative, and passionate, Stefano quickly fell in love with the details and nuances achieved by various clays and was deemed a “maestro” molder in 1989 ensuring that he oversees the design and creative process for all ceramics in their local Tuscan factory. 

A true artist, Stefano’s work is also his passion. He is most at home when he has clay on his hands and sketches for possible designs scattered across his workspace. During his free time, he sculpts Renaissance and Roman-inspired bas-reliefs in his home workshop while enjoying an occasional la caccia on the weekends.  

The clean and simple lines of Lastra were inspired by the circular wooden slab used for centuries to create the outer mold in cheesemaking throughout Italy. When fashioned together with twine, the hoop was left with a slight overlap to help maintain the shape of the cheese mold. Stefano incorporates the overlapping detail into the entire design, from its foot to its rim. A dark dusting on the edges of each piece suggests the ash that was used to preserve these cheeses and highlights each unique silhouette.


  • Andrea Bertussi

    I ESPECIALLY love the Lastra collection!

  • Tamara H Cannon

    We are blessed with 2 homes and I have 2 sets of lastra dishes and I absolutely love them!

  • Karen Rawley

    Love my Lastra dishes, however, they are a bit too big for cabinet, as cabinets are 12" deep, and they are about 12 1/2 – so building new home, and will incorporate a roll out shelf in bottom cabinet for my dishes. Love the Christmas also, with the trees.

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  • Brenda

    Loved Lastra dishes!,

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