Ceramica Ericina

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7 Via Vittorio Emanuele, Erice, Italy

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Artistic Sicilian Ceramics Aug 04, 2014
The word ceramic comes from the Greek keramos (potter's clay). Sicily is famous for its ceramics, having traditions dating back to the 2nd century BC with the production of functional pottery. There have been many influences to this art form over the centuries as Sicily is know to be one of the most conquered islands in the world, with Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Spanish among them. They have all lent some influence in techniques and style, leaving their mark up to the [resent. Today, a couple of very famous ceramic centers in Sicily include Caltagirone and Monreale. However, it is a popular and creative endeavor all over Sicily. Some of the best ceramics can come from lesser known places and unknown artisans. Like any art form, one’s personal taste is the determining factor, but it is certain to find something to ones liking given the wide variety and craftsmanship of pieces available in Sicily.

Ceramic Ericina is a place with some reputation in the western part of Sicily near Trapani. There are a wide variety of ceramic pieces for sale, from the simple to very elaborate. There are also selections of woven rugs (another Sicilian specialty) and lace or embroidery. Many of the ceramic pieces are handmade here and can be made to order as specialty items too. I had a ceramic tribute place made here for the 40th anniversary of the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy (ISAMS). For the handmade quality and size (40 cm, ~16 inch) I considered it quite reasonable at around 100 euros. Whether you’re interested in some pieces as souvenirs or just want to browse the shops, Ceramica Ericina is worthwhile to visit. There are a number of shops in Erice and I scanned their business card for reference here.

For further reading on Sicilian Ceramic Art, see the following links - http://www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/fine-art-ceramics-sicily http://www.bestofsicily.com/ceramic.htm
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