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Italian Majolica - Inspiration, Designs & History

  • Florence Ceramics: Our Favorite Artisans

    Florence has been a prominent fixture in Italy’s history dating back to the 1st century, and equally impressive are the works of art that have bee...
  • The History of Espresso

    In 1884 Angelo Moriondo from Turin Italy invented the first espresso machine, and did not share his invention with the world, keeping it only for h...
  • Italian Pottery Tour: Sicily

    Week three of our Italian majolica tour takes us to Sicily, home of some of the most iconic artisan families in Italy, DeSimone and Schittone. We t...
  • Italian Pottery Tour: Deruta

    After two long years, we once again are in Italy, working with our artisans on new collections. Italy is faring quite well now, with over 80% of th...
  • Biordi Art Imports Wins Best Overall Store in Best of the Bay 2021

    We are excited, no, ecstatic and forever thankful for being named in the Best of the Bay as the Best Overall Store in the San Francisco Bay Area for 2021
  • Italian Pottery Tour: Tuscany

    Week two of our Italian pottery tour takes us to Tuscany and surrounding provinces where we meet with the most innovative and unique artisans. Over...
  • Biordi Art Imports Day - 75th Anniversary Celebration

    75th Anniversary Celebration BIORDI ART IMPORTS DAY     The City of San Francisco honored Biordi Art Imports with a Proclamation May 1st, 2021,...
  • The Story of the della Robbia and Luca della Robbia

    Many museums and churches around the world are graced with Della Robbia artwork.  It began in the 15th century when Luca della Robbia, who, togeth...
  • History of Classic Deruta Pottery Designs

    Deruta Pottery was first produced in the 12th century, found its artistic peak in the 15th century and has since maintained a very high level of excellence. Today you can find artistic Majolica production, the name for Italian ceramics, in many small towns throughout all of Italy but Deruta Pottery (Majolica di Deruta, in Italian) is the most famous of all.

  • Your Heirloom Italian Pottery Repaired

    Breaking or chipping some treasured piece of Italian Pottery, a mug, a plate, a family heirloom, or a cherished memory from a trip to Italy is always a sad event. At Biordi’s we can offer beautiful replacements for your losses. 
  • The Biordi Story | Celebrating 75 Years | Famiglia Biordi, Savio & Baldini

    It all started 75 years ago, in 1946, Emilio Biordi, a native of the Abruzzo region of Italy, opened Biordi Artigianato Italiano... 
  • Holiday Gift Guide

    The holiday season is upon us and while the festivities may look a little different this year, the spirit of giving and showing friends & famil...