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Household items such as plates and pots were made from an affordable clay called 'pygg'. Therefore, whenever people had a few extra coins, they would simply drop it into their clay jars which they referred to as a 'pygg' bank or pot.
The artistic ceramics signed by Ideart reproduce and reinterpret the different styles that have marked the history of Mediterranean art from the seventeenth century to today.
The Bottega hosts Italian and international artists, providing them with the experience, techniques and secrets handed down over the centuries, giving life to an artistic production of the author.
The origins of Squillace are to be attributed to the Greek settlements, which in the period of maximum expansion reached the Calabrian coast, founding the city of Skylletion.
Passed under various dominations, it has always maintained its ceramic vocation, being that the subsoil is rich in clay.
Starting from a production of everyday objects, the potters of Squillace acquired, invented and reinterpreted various techniques, among which the most peculiar is graffiti, now recognized with the DOC brand at national level.
The Municipality is counted among the 36 Italian Cities of Ceramics.
Handmade in Calabria Italy