Recommended by: CLAUDIA CASALI

The Iudici family is continuing a story spanning over three centuries, and representing the oldest Sicilian manufacturing firm. Since the early 20th century, their ceramics have emerged as an example of style within a modern tradition in the Sicilian and Mediterranean area.
After travelling abroad for years, Alessandro, a ninth-generation scion within the Iudici family, came back to his own country with a revolutionary project: retrieving his family’s tradition to renew today’s repetitive forms.
Now, Alessandro and his brother Marco are designing, realising and decorating simple everyday objects, implementing ancient techniques and self-producing their enamels by using the sand they collect in the nearby rural areas.
Their anthropomorphic plates, whistles, pitchers and pots are calling back to life Sicilian popular stories, habits or idioms in a contemporary style.

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Claudia Casali Director of MIC Museum in Faenza
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Caltagirone, a land with an ancient ceramics tradition, hosts one of Italy’s most long-lived ceramics manufacturing company. Starting from the early 18th century, ceramists from nine generations have been working amidst enchanting colours and enamels, realising valuable artefacts. Nowadays, Bottega Iudici is being run by Alessandro and Marco – respectively a moulder and a decorator – creating traditional objects like oil lamps, anthropomorphic pots, whistles, pitchers and plates, sometimes in a revisited version, never forgetting ancient craftsmanship and savoir-faire.

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