SICILIAN CERAMICS MAREMORO

It all starts in a workshop, where the heat of the ovens transforms the clay into pottery and where skilled hands shape it into works of art.

Maremoro’s origins lie in the intertwining of different experiences and the long tradition of this ancient skill handed down over the centuries, creating a brand with a typically Sicilian flavour.

Expert Sicilian craftsmanship once more has a chance to shine thanks to a shared love for our land, its passion, its products and its masterpieces.

WE PRODUCE UNIQUE PIECES WHICH HAVE THAT EVOKE
ART, SEA, LAND AND FIRE.

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THE UNIQUENESS OF EACH PIECE

No Maremoro piece is identical to another, and the presence of small irregularities is a sign of uniqueness which can be attributed to the craftsmanship involved in its creation.

By choosing a Maremoro product, you bring into your life an objet d’art that will last forever.

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THE CREATION OF OUR
SICILIAN CERAMICS

The realization of our handcrafted products follows ancient traditions and is a complex process which takes many days.

FIRST STEP

Everything begins when the raw material – the clay – is placed inside the gypsum moulds which allow the first step of the process to take place.

Once the mould is opened, the object is thoroughly cleaned and hand-finished, with special attention paid to the details.

The clay used for Sicilian pottery is extremely porous and soft, and is skilfully moulded by hand.

It is at this point that, following strict rules, the craftsmen create the decorations which are then applied: frills, crowns, curls, prickly pears, citrus fruit, leaves, flowers, necklaces and chillies are shaped and applied by hand until the desired result is achieved.

When the piece is dry and we are satisfied with how it looks, it is given its first firing.

THE FIRING

To become ceramics, the vase must undergo two firings in a kiln. The first is used to transform it into terracotta, and the second to turn it into ceramic.

Once the first firing, which lasts thirty-six hours at a temperature of about 980°C, is completed, the piece is slowly cooled. At this stage, it is called “biscuit”.

To be transformed into ceramics it is then immersed in tanks containing the enamel which will give the object its distinctive, eternally shiny appearance.

After the enamel has dried naturally and without any changes in temperature, it is hand-painted with brushes and then given a second firing of about thirty-six hours in a kiln at a temperature of 920°C.

GOLD DECORATIONS

In the case of decorations in gold, the pieces are then subjected to a further firing to fix the colour.

This phase lasts about twenty-four hours at a temperature of 700°C.

The long and complex procedure of making Maremoro Sicilian ceramics results in a unique product which symbolises the wonderful Mediterranean art and culture of this incredible island.

And that is why you will feel all the love we have for this extraordinary land, its landscapes and its people in the design of our products.

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THE TASTE OF MAREMORO

With its Mediterranean character and modern, sometimes minimalist look, Maremoro doesn’t speak only about dreams of love – it aims to bring Sicilian culture to the whole world.

You can see the cultural wealth which we express in our Sicilian ceramics by browsing the pages of the site or following Maremoro on social networks, where, through its flavours and traditions, we will tell you about Sicily.

From the flavour of its Marsala to the unmistakable scent of fish in its couscous, from cinnamon, saffron, garlic and parsley to marzipan, nougat, pistachios and panelle, without forgetting the cassata, candied fruits, cannoli, fresh tomatoes, basil, almonds, the granita, pane cunzato, pine nuts and raisins.

And then, the sound of the tambourine, the crystal-clear water, the dunes smoothed by the wind, the scorching air perfumed with citrus fruits, the islands and the volcanoes that illuminate the night sky with their pyrotechnic imaginings.

We don’t know if you will buy one of our pieces of pottery, but we’re sure that you will fall in love with Sicily.

SICILIAN CERAMICS MAREMORO

With Maremoro you will feel all the love
that we have for Sicily, for its landscapes and for its people.

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