The sisters Ivana and Saura Vignoli both completed their schooling at the Ballardini Art School of Faenza, before opening their workshop in 1976.
Their use of pottery shapes and decorations goes beyond the local figurative tradition of Faenza: they find inspiration in a range of Mediterranean styles, in particular in the traditions of Islamic, Spanish-Moorish, Roman and Byzantine cultures. The specific use of reduction firing at high temperatures together with metallic glazes, gives an iridescence to their works, making each item a unique masterpiece of rare charm. Decorative themes either focus on the reinterpretation of historic traditions or are completely original. In fact, originality is in the true spirit of the craft as it has long been practised in the region where the sisters live and work.
Pure artistry is subordinated to the more commercial aspects of the craft at the workshop: they do not just create one-off pieces, but they also produce large-scale series for business clients and buyers, with whom they have worked on a regular basis.
Over the decades the sisters have collaborated with various artists and taken part in national and international exhibitions and competitions.