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 & family how much you care is as important as ever. To that end, we put together a holiday gift guide featuring unique treasures and best-sellers. Give them something special this year with a one-of-a-kind gift from Biordi Art Imports.
From Italy’s famous ceramics regions including Castelli, Deruta and Sicily, our collection of handmade Italian ornaments make a beautiful addition to any tree or home and perfect for that special gift.
SUSANNA DE SIMONE HAND-CRAFTED CERAMICA
Giovanni De Simone, a renowned and innovative artisan from Palermo, Sicily, was a visionary artisan known for the use of intense colors and cubist drawing style similar to Picasso. Early in his life Giovanni worked with Picasso and shared his innovation using bright red in ceramics with Picasso. "Picasso loved that innovation. I express what comes through my imagination, filtering old and new memories, comparing my experiences and my understanding" wrote Giovanni De Simone in 1991. Today, this art style is continued by his daughter Susanna. Her limited production bears her signature, together with the company's new name "Fabbrica della Ceramica”.
In old town of Deruta, nestled on the hilltop, stands Pia’s ceramic shop. Inside, Pia Formato, a master glazer known for her grand technical grasp, innovative designs and uncommonly vibrant colors, began twenty years ago with her interpretation of Eugenio’s geometric patterns. What has now become known as “Pia’s Red” is a vibrant red that results from a great deal of professional glazing skill. Pia’s patient endeavor showcased in all her works bring any table, any room and a mere meal to an occasion.
CERAMICHE D’ARTE DOLFI SCULPTURES
The Dolfi family, a famous family in Tuscany, has been producing Italian Majolica for many generations. Ivana Dolfi, one of the most innovative and talented artisans in Florence produces unique ceramics. Ivana’s father was considered the best artisan in Tuscany in his time.
Handmade and painted by Italian artisans using traditional methods and techniques, our collection of espresso cups are beautiful interpretations of Italian majolica. Available in a variety of classic patterns including La Colombe, Antico Deruta, Raffaellesco, Ricco Deruta and more, Biordi offers the finest collection of Italian espresso cups available outside of Italy.
Biordi Art Imports brings exceptional products from Italian artisans, and our collection of biscotti jars are no exception. Biordi offers an array of Biscotti jars from the Traditional to the Tuscan designs. Whether you love the popular Ricco Deruta design, looking for the perfect addition to your Raffaellesco Deruta collection, or would prefer the Frutta pattern from the Abbruzzi region in Castelli, each biscotti jar is handmade and painted using the same techniques that were perfected by Italy’s finest artists centuries ago.
GERIBI PEACOCK FEATHER COLLECTION
Famiglia! The Ribigini family has been producing majolica for many generations. Gerardo owns the workshop. His Father organized a group of artists after the ware and built a factory for 200 workers. When Gerardo was 15 his apprenticeship and started the business at the age of 20. Gerardo began as an apprentice at 15 years old. Now Gerardo, and his daughter, Claudia, hand-craft one of the most popular designs sold at Biordi, the peacock feather ceramic design.
VIGNOLI ANCHOVIE COLLECTION
These art pieces are the treasures of our most artistic pair of ceramicists. The Vignoli sisters, Saura and Ivana, use a special technique involving unique glazes and firing styles, to create a spectacular copper sheen, which makes every piece as unique as a fingerprint. These techniques paired with their geometric patterns offer a modern Italian aesthetic.
ND DOLFI | PURE GOLD PAINTED COLLECTION
This spectacular handpainted ceramic giraffe centerpiece is painted with pure gold, 24 karat gold. Hailing from Montelupo, ND Dolfi is masterful at creating maiolica. Their pieces are excellent as decorative accents or centerpieces.
HAND-PAINTED SALT & PEPPER GRINDERS
These vibrant salt and pepper shakers and grinders make a great addition to any kitchen or dinner table. Add a set to your collection or give them as a memorable gift.
GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST
Find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at Biordi Art Imports. Shop Gifts Collection