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About Us

The Paradiso Ceramics team (L to R) - Marg Anderson, Jan Pont, Mike and Marguerite Walsh.

THE PARADISO CERAMICS STORY

By Marg Anderson & Jan Pont

Our love-affair with Deruta ceramics began during an Italian holiday in 2006. Deruta is a small town in Umbria in central Italy, and one of the biggest producers of the glazed Italian earthenware known as majolica. Artisans in Deruta still use centuries-old techniques to produce the ceramics, from throwing clay on a potter’s wheel to hand-painting colourful and intricate designs.

Over several years, we returned to Deruta many times to purchase more ceramics for our home, including a dinner set, lamps, bowls, jugs and light fittings.

In 2017 we were delighted when friends Mike and Marguerite Walsh suggested we team up to import Deruta ceramics, and Paradiso Ceramics was launched in December 2017. 

We are passionate about the beauty of these products, and also passionate about helping artists in this small Umbrian town survive and continue to ply their ancient craft. We carefully select objects that convey the hand-crafted element in the shapes, textures, and colours of the finished works.

In 2019 we added hand made tablecloths and other napery to our range. Each piece is made with love by Annamaria in Assisi.  Made from pure cotton, these products are still 100% Italian. 

We love all of these beautiful Italian products. We hope you fall in love with them too.

OUR PURPOSE

To bring the colour, joy and dolce vita of Italy to you through exquisite products hand crafted by Italian artisans.