The beauty and the EVOO
“The project was born from the infinite passion for ceramics and antique objects of daily use that was handed down to me by my beloved grandmother Ada with whom, as a child, I used to go to Palermo by train to look for used objects of all kinds in Piazza Marina on sundays. Without realizing it, over the decades I have collected, among other things, a copious number of majolica bricks and Fangotti dishes. This collection inspired me and made me think about the development of the project, which I was able to realize thanks to the experience of Rosario Parrinello, CEO and Art Director of the ”Made a Mano” brand, a leading company in the world of Luxury Design.
Expert entrepreneur of the ceramic arts of Caltagirone, after 50 years of study and research, in 2001 he founded the Made a Mano brand, a company specialized in clay and lava stone manufacts from Etna. His collections are born from ancient ceramic techniques, updated in a contemporary style. Each product is a pure concentrate of essentiality.
A profound connoisseur of all clays, he is the son of an artist. His father was an example and teacher in passing on the ancient art and wisdom necessary to the potter. There are no shapes or dimensions that are impossible for him; in his hands the clay is transformed into what his mind wants to do and sees.
Ever since he was a 7-year-old boy, to those who asked him what job he wanted to have when he grew up, he replied: “I want to make a living by drawing!”. Graduated from the State Institute of Ceramic Art of Caltagirone, he has always been a point of reference for the study and revisitation of the ancient decorations.
Established artist from Caltagirone, known for his firm and precise hand, he coordinates a large team of young decorators in the workshop, including his children Valentina and Davide, who using innovative techniques manage to make the colors shine and transfer any kind of ancient decoration of the Sicilian ceramic tradition.