From the Land of Handmade Crafts

Italy is renowned for its artisans. They create unique masterpieces by hand, in spite of a globalized era in which most products are being mass-produced. Italy Art and Commerce, LLC, represents Italian artisans working in ceramics, jewellery, household items, textiles, glass, stone, metal, wood, and beyond. Contact us by filling out the form on our contact page, or by calling us at (855) 579-5828 to obtain additional information, catalogues, prices and availability.


Studio Moretti-Caselli

A family of artists has been making enameled glass windows in the historic center of Perugia since 1860. This activity, which was originally begun by Francesco Moretti and his nephew, Ludovico Caselli, was carried on by Rosa and Cecilia Caselli who inherited their skills from their father. The two sisters handed over the baton, so to speak, to their niece, Anna Matilde Falsettini, who still executes stained-glass windows with the same technique of her ancestors; and Anna’s daughters, Elisabetta and Maddalena Forenza, are still learning the secrets of this art with passion and perseverance. This company accepts only customized orders. For all additional information and rate inquiries, please feel free to fill out the form on our contact page.

Studio Moretti-Caselli

Highlights

Francesco Moretti (1833-1917) began by studying ancient chemistry and glass art textbooks in Perugia and together with his nephew, Ludovico Caselli, he executed a series of extraordinary works which can be admired in many Italian and foreign cities.  Moretti restored, among others, the large stained-glass window of St. Domenico in Perugia and the one in the Cathedral of Orvieto. Along with Ludovico Caselli, Moretti created many stained-glass windows including those of the Basilica of S. Maria degli Angeli in Assisi, the Cathedral of St. Lorenzo in Perugia and the Cathedral of Orvieto. Ludovico Caselli (1859-1922) on the other hand also looked after the production of the vetri mussolinati (or what could be described as muslin-like glass stencils) in which the re?nement and intricacy of the embroidery of the time was etched and faithfully reproduced on glass thanks to a sandblasting machine which he designed and built personally.


 


Sandro Tiberi

Sandro Tiberi was born and lives in Fabriano. From 1985 to 1999, while working in the Miliani Fabriano paper mills, he acquired great experience in the manufacturing of this world-renown prestigious paper using top quality raw materials. Tiberi eventually created an artisan laboratory for the manufacture of his own handmade paper, focusing on innovation and design. He’s the founder and owner of “Cartiera Artigiana in Fabriano”, where he produces and sells different types of cards and precious items. In 2014 he launched the brand "Sandro Tiberi Paper Creations", with the objective to reach the highest quality combining the oldest method of making paper with the most modern printing system.

Sandro Tiberi

Highlights

As an artist, Tiberi’s pioneering research led him to develop innovative methods of expression, transforming techniques of manufacturing handmade paper into new languages. Experimenting led him to create works that arise directly from the raw material: cotton cellulose. Tiberi’s creations are unexplored territories that transcend paper-making beyond the limits of present-day needs.


 


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Monia Spinelli

In a small studio enhanced by Umbrian sunlight of Deruta, Monia Spinelli methodically creates meticulously handcrafted unique artisan jewelry, from single strand necklaces, brooches, pendants, key rings, to Christmas ornaments, and more. She adds artistic brushstrokes of color to a fired piece of "majolica" pottery with elaborated workmanship.  Her details are the final touches learned from the antique tradition of Deruta's majolica ceramics, practiced in this Umbrian town since the middle ages. Fine objects of art, destined to the most sophisticated ornamental ends.

Monia Spinelli

Highlights

In her own words: "Since when I was a child the artistic environment always fascinated me. I had the opportunity to learn several painting techniques from masters such as Miguel Lombroni, from the "Associazione Didaskalia" of Perugia, and Romano Ranieri from the Deruta's school bearing his name. Furthermore, given my heartfelt passion for handmade jewelry and crafts, I attended The Art Institute "A. Magnini" in Deruta, earning a degree on applied arts and design. Since then, for ten consecutive years, I have consistently gained a comprehensive experience in the field of jewelry and ceramics, and I have set my shop in Deruta.


 

Arte Artigianato di Anna Barola

This is a small workshop in the center of Perugia, under the arch of San Pietro, a prestigious, historic and artistic site, an ideal backdrop for the creations of Anna Barola. The outfit offers a wide range of exclusively handmade embroidery and lace-making creations featuring techniques derived from the ancient Umbrian artistic and artisan traditions. Items include curtains, tablecloths, sheets, lamps, which are delicately assembled to creating unique pieces that emanate warmth and preciousness. Anna began to embroider when she was a child and over the years she attended numerous specialization courses. She first learned from an aunt who lived in her house and undertook crochet in her first year of school. She now offers embroidery and lace-making courses in her own workshop. She is also an author, and published a book on macramé, a very particular type of lace made with knots. This company accepts only customized orders. For all additional information and rate inquiries, please feel free to fill out the form on our contact page.

 

Tessiture Giuditta Brozzetti

The Giuditta Brozzetti  hand-weaving workshop is an exciting and unique journey through time in the name of tradition. Located inside the charming Church of San Francesco delle Donne in Perugia, this workshop is of historic importance was created by Giuditta Brozzetti in 1921 and  has since been producing patterned fabrics reminiscent of great Medieval and Renaissance textile tradition in Italy and in Umbria in particular. These artistic fabrics are hand-woven with linen, cotton, silk and cashmere on 19th century jacquard frames. Using the original antique looms and following the same traditional techniques the workshop offers custom made individual interior design styles through tapestries, draperies, tablecloths, bedspreads, pillows, lampshades and textiles. This company accepts customized orders. For all additional information and rate inquiries, please feel free to fill out the form on our contact page.

Nido Di Seta

This young and formidable D.O.C. manufacturing company from San Floro – in the province of Catanzaro in southern Italy – produces a variety of unique handwoven artisanal silk jewelry, combining 11th century traditional silk extraction methods (the “bachicoltura”, i.e. the breeding of worms with mulberry leaves) with highly prized terracotta from the town of Squillace, the home of the ancient “pignatari” style of ceramic artistry. The “Nicò bijoux” line of jewelry coordinates well with all types of clothing, offering ethnic elegance from a time past to the modern eye. High quality silk production beyond textiles. This company accepts customized orders. For all additional information and rate inquiries, please feel free to fill out the form on our contact page.

Nido Di Seta

 


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