Delight in the magic of the holiday season with the Old St. Nick Children's Book Collector's Set featuring the five books in this festive series: The Adventure Begins, Good Friends, Good Earth, Buon Appetito, Sempre Amore, and Caring Hearts. Maestro artisan Alessandro Taddei's magical paintings joyfully pair with VIETRI Founder Susan Gravely's prose for an Italian Christmas classic featuring our beloved Babbo Natale.Product Dimensions: 9"W, 10.5"H
Material - Paper
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.
INSPIRED BY ITALY
Our designs honor Italian craftsmanship
VIETRI artisans follow ancient practices - using simple materials to create forms that pulse with life. Rooted in this tradition, we use modern techniques to create new designs and products.