These artworks should be regarded as “bringers of light and knowledge”, in accordance with the artist’s intention. The origins of the word “light” guide us: it derives from the Greek phainō and from the Latin lux and its meaning is “to show”, “to illuminate”.
This is our philosophy: light is what allows us to distinguish forms, to see the fullness of reality. However, we are truly aware of the light only when it is away: we are not able to know what is not illuminated.
In times past, these anthropomorphic sculptures were filled with oil and used to illuminate the different rooms of the house. Although inspired by the age of Enlightenment, today, the artist Nicola Intonato brings a new design to these items. Therefore, he renews this trend in the Caltagirone ceramics tradition.
Constantly attached to colours and style of Caltagirone ceramics, this decoration is also characterized by a new design. Thus, the classical tradition meets modernity.
"SOFIA, la maiolica calatina”, owned by Intonatos brothers, Nicola and Giuseppe, is a firm that produces artistic majolica artefacts in Caltagirone. Caltagirone ceramics are among the most renowned worldwide and our products evoke the style of the different peoples who settled in Sicily. Constantly attached to the traditions, we bring an artistic touch and a new design to our items, thereby making them exclusive and matchless