Ceramica Pinto

WhereVietri sul Mare, Italy
WhatHand-painted ceramics
Rosaura Pinto and ... Rosaura Pinto and her husband Giovanni Alessandro have been at the helm of family-run Ceramica Pinto since 1980, continuing the legacy of their predecessors – including founder Vincenzo Pinto. The story starts in the early 19th century with hand-painted tiles; ever since, countless creatives have collaborated with the maker, such as Hungarian sculptor Amerigo Tot (who acquired artistic direction in the early 1950s) and the great Giò Ponti. Other notable collaborations include Michele Busiri Vici, who coined the Mediterranean architecture aesthetic, artist Giovannino Carrano, and Renato Rossi, founder of the Salerno School of Ceramics. Our exclusive pieces are made and painted by hand at the Vietri sul Mare workshop, which dates back to 1850, and are proudly finished with a signature. Rosaura Pinto and her husband Giovanni Alessandro have been at the helm of family-run Ceramica Pinto since 1980, continuing the legacy of their predecessors – including founder Vincenzo Pinto. The story starts in the early 19th century with hand-painted Rosaura Pinto and her husband Giovanni Alessandro have been at the helm of family-run Ceramica Pinto since 1980, continuing the legacy of their predecessors – including founder Vincenzo Pinto. The story starts in the early 19th century with hand-painted tiles; ever since, countless creatives have collaborated with the maker, such as Hungarian sculptor Amerigo Tot (who acquired artistic direction in the early 1950s) and the great Giò Ponti. Other notable collaborations include Michele Busiri Vici, who coined the Mediterranean architecture aesthetic, artist Giovannino Carrano, and Renato Rossi, founder of the Salerno School of Ceramics. Our exclusive pieces are made and painted by hand at the Vietri sul Mare workshop, which dates back to 1850, and are proudly finished with a signature.

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Ceramica Pinto

Behind Ceramica Pinto’s creations is a process that starts with red clay, which is shaped either on the potter’s wheel or with a plaster mould from its vast collection dating back to the 1940s. Pieces are left to dry in the open air – thanks to Vietri sul Mare’s mild climate – before they're fired, dipped in a bath of pre-prepared liquid glaze, and meticulously painted by hand. The final firing sees the glaze interact with the metal oxides, creating its signature majolica-specific palette. As for the texture, that's achieved with a liquid glass coating in Bianco Vetri: a bespoke shade of white.