The tile is entirely handmade and hand painted in Caltagirone by Giacomo Alessi, one of the most relevant ceramic artists in Italy. Gracefully hand painted with traditional Sicilian subjects, the tiles made by Giacomo Alessi have that particular, witty simplicity that is quintessentially Sicilian. For his Collection 1800 Alessi draws inspiration from the subjects of the pottery made in Caltagirone in the 19th century.
Portuguese #Tile I can't risk tiling he patio since I don't know how the glazing & mortar would stand up to repeated freeze/thaw cycles but I could use one fabulous tile, blow up the design to patio size, grid it out and recreate it in colored concrete pavers.
<h3>This hand painted tile is part of the Geometric Collection created by Eugenio Ricciarelli, one of the most renowned ceramic painters in Deruta. His unmistakable, velvety blue is the common background of six original patterns, all painted in rich, warm hues.</h3><br /> <p><a href="http://www.thatsarte.com/contacts">Contact us</a> with your ideas and projects: special orders are welcome. </p>