During our recent trip to Lago Maggiore, I fell in love with ceramic artwork. Italy offers a very wide selection of hand painted Maiolica ceramics but I especially love the work of Carlesso which demonstrates a deep love of nature.
Maiolica is a type of white pottery dating from the Rennaissance.
Antonio Carlesso worked as a decorator at various ceramic manufacturers in the Venetian town of Nove (VI) Italy. After World War II, he opened a workshop called "Carlesso Pottery" where he made ceramics and furniture for the table.
In 1992 he left the reins of the family business to his son Roger who has a different style to Antonio. Since Antonio's death a few years ago, his pieces have become collectables.
I purchased a medium sized plate in yellow/orange tones for the kitchen wall and live in hope that I can buy a large plate in pink/red tones for the dining room wall...