The harvesting of grapes to make wine, a long sought after tradition in Italy, is beautifully reflected in the handpainted Cantina Rectangular Platter.
Dishwasher Safe - We recommend using a non-fragrant/non-citrus, non-abrasive detergent on the air dry cycle (or econo heat when available). It is recommended to place the dishes so they avoid touching during the high pressure dishwashing and as such we recommend you do not overload the dishwasher. All dishes should be dried thoroughly before being stored.
Terra Bianca - A white earthenware clay that is often used for handpainted designs as it provides the ideal canvas for storytelling, allowing colors to truly come to life.
Tuscany: A region in central Italy, Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, craftsmanship, and influence on culture. The birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany is often called the art palace of Italy, and many of the world's greatest works of art come from this region.
Alessandro Taddei: Alessandro was born in Empoli, Italy in 1960. He began his work in ceramics over 30 years ago, learning from local craftsmen throughout Tuscany while attending the Montelupo School for Ceramics. He has worked next to some of the best ceramic maestros in the world, learning the many secrets that are essential to mastering the art of ceramics. Throughout the years, Alessandro has had the opportunity to design for some of the best retailers and importers throughout the world, including VIETRI. He loves art, traveling, and photography, and has won a number of national awards for his paintings and photos. With ease and artistic passion, Alessandro makes the white clay surface his canvas.