About us

“Sofia ceramics”, owned by Intonatos brothers, Nicola and Giuseppe, is a firm that produces artistic majolica artefacts in Caltagirone (Sicily, Italy).

Our specialty is the production of unique majolica artworks that are shaped and decorated by hand, according to traditional colours and style of Caltagirone ceramics, for several years.

We focus on the local handcrafted productions and select unique items representing the history of Caltagirone majolica, the artistic and cultural values of which are recognized worldwide.

Constantly attached to the traditions, we bring an artistic touch and a new design to our items, thereby making them exclusive and matchless.

“Sofia, la maiolica calatina” aim to be the nexus of all these artistic and cultural expressions, a showcase for exquisite artefacts to notice, to appreciate, to enjoy in one’s beloved places.

“Sofia, la maiolica calatina” is active in the handcrafted production of unique majolica artworks that are shaped and decorated by hand for over 12 years.

Nicola Intonato

 Everything comes from an ancient knowledge: the art of shaping.

Giuseppe IntonatoThen, our creations are used for different purposes.

History of artistic ceramics

Typical colours and style of Caltagirone ceramics from every era always inspire us. Their enamels remind us of the East and of a time when colours were produced with a basis of kaolin. This ancient recipe is the legacy handed down to us by the Arabs, but the Japanese were the first masters of glazing with their porcelain objects. Ceramics is known since prehistoric times and it is supposedly rooted in ancient peoples of the Sahara and Japan. Then, it spread all over the world.

With the experience gained over the years, today we are able to develop new techniques during the refining and cooking phases. We select local handcrafted productions representing the authentic history of Caltagirone majolica, the artistic and cultural values of which are recognized worldwide. Constantly attached to the traditions, we bring an artistic touch and a new design to our items, thereby making them exclusive and matchless. Thus, classical tradition meets innovation.

Our brand “Sofia” stems from all this.  

Intonatos brothers establish “Sofia ceramics” in 2002 when, after a long period of training, Nicola decides to start producing majolica items in a small workshop of 30 square metres with his brother Giuseppe. Today our ceramics is a showcase for exquisite artefacts to notice, to appreciate, to enjoy throughout time.

To discover our products, please visit shop.ceramichesofia.it

Contacts

-e-mail: info@ceramichesofia.it

-office phone number: (+39) 0933 31657

-mobile phone numbers: (+39) 338 1504078 / (+39) 333 5223806

Intonato Nicola


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