Simonetti is a small family-run studio headquartered in the village of Castelli in Abruzzo, Italy. The artistic production it’s pottery, exclusively decorated by hand, reinterprets harmony with the Italian ceramic patterns of the past. Simonetti produces Italian ceramics that reflect five centuries of tradition while using modern forms thereby creating unique pieces with modern design and antique charm.
Just arrived from Italy!
Our Agata Collection of Italian Ceramics is made by a family ceramic studio in Montespertoli, Tuscany and features classic shapes and rustic artistry and is suited to many decorating styles from classic to modern. Antiqued glazing, uneven color and distressed areas with an old-world patina add to the rustic elegance of each Tuscan pottery object. During the Renaissance colored glazes were produced using various minerals…iron oxide for green and ferric oxide for yellow to brown tones. The Agata Collection represents this historic hue with its rich Tuscan gold glaze. Many pieces are decorated with medieval crests and coiled handles.
Poggi Bonsi at The Landing in Renton (920 N 10th Place, Unit F, 425.988.3906) and in Olde Burien (907 SW 152nd Street, 206.859.6401) will be decorated for the holidays.
Stop by and enjoy demos and tastings all day, and register for hourly give-aways and a grand prize drawing.
Get an early start on your holiday shopping; choose from our selection of Italian ceramics, French pottery, olive wood utensils, fine European linens, kitchenware and gourmet gifts.
See complete schedule of events at each store below or visit
Poggi Bonsi Gifts:
Poggi Bonsi has been selected by the Italian Trade Commission as one of only 20 retailers in the United States to host the 2010 “Made in Italy” national promotion.
From May 9 to 22, 2010 Poggi Bonsi will host the work of Italian artisans — including hand painted ceramics, terra cotta, jewelry, olive oil and more — these products will be featured in our store at The Landing in Renton. On May 16 from 4-7pm Poggi Bonsi will host a reception featuring Italian food and wine.
Named for the Renaissance painter Raffael, Raffaellesco is one of the most popular and enduring Italian ceramic designs. The central motif of the Raffaellesco pattern is a stylized dragon which was thought to bring good…Continue Reading
Most of the pottery known as Tuscan pottery or Florentine pottery is actually made in Montelupo Fiorentino–a beautiful little village of approximately 11,000 which is located about 10 miles from Florence. Montelupo Fiorentino was one of the most important Italian ceramic centers in Italy during the Renaissance and immediately after and has seen a revival of its ceramic industry during the last 10 years. Our Toscana Collection of Tuscan pottery is made in a family-run studio in Montelupo Fiorentino.
A lovely women came into our store yesterday looking for Italian ceramics. She had seen our website at home in Singapore and happened to be accompanying her husband to a conference in Seattle and made…Continue Reading
“The display of Italian ceramics is so beautiful it makes me drool! There’s so much to see here I could spend all day. I want everything in the store! Everything in the store could be…Continue Reading
By traveling to Deruta, Italy and meeting with the craftsmen in person we are able to design exclusive Italian ceramic patterns. Such is the case with our Azzurro Collection–the vibrant turquoise that highlights this design is not a tradtional color used in Italian pottery.
To hear the stories, you would think Keli DeRitis and Michelle Codd were running a travel company, not a Burien gift store with a quirky name.
The business partners and longtime friends are owners of Poggi Bonsi and they know your first question is: What the heck does that mean? The store, pronounced “poe-jee bone-see” is named for an Italian town in Tuscany, and the origin of the name is one of many stories the owners have about their travels through Italy looking for unusual products.