Handmade and hand painted ceramics: an ancient Sicilian tradition
Sicily is known throughout the world for carrying on its great tradition of handmade and painted ceramics – and so it was a goal of Gelsomino Imports to bring the best of this authentic craft to the United States.
The Galfano family of Selinunte, over 40 years history in the art of ceramics
We are therefore delighted to introduce to you the Azienda Ceramiche D’arte Galfano. This business was founded in 1972 by the Galfano family of the natural and cultural center of Selinunte, on the southeastern coast of Sicily. Here the Galfano family has worked passionately for decades, creating a vast and valuable collection of beautiful handmade and hand painted ceramics. In this way, Selinunte continues to bring life to legacy by carrying forth the great and ancient tradition of – as well as great love for – the art of ceramics.
Traditional forging techniques; guaranteed authenticity and originality
The stunning pieces created by the Galfano family are designed and crafted using traditional forging techniques, such as turning and shaping by hand, in order to ensure an authentic result that is also distinctive and personalized. All products are strictly made by hand in order to ensure uniqueness, destined to become tomorrow’s treasures of the past. The colors and glazes are all non-toxic and used to enhance the shapes and decorations typical of these particular ceramics. Born to resist over time and to remain true to its techniques and traditions, the Galfanos are dedicated to their craft and guarantee of authenticity and originality. All of these pieces are signed by hand and attest to this fact.
Immediate shipping and special orders available; elegant gift ideas exclusively Made in Sicily
We carry a small selection of the Galfano family's creations available for immediate shipping, as indicated. A wide variety of other items are available through special order, also as indicated. Please contact us directly via phone or email with such orders, or with any questions regarding product availability.