These rustic pottery canisters include adorable salt pots and coffee jars and canister sets all decorated with hand made pewter accents such as grapes and fleur de lys. Poggi Bonsi co-owner, Michelle Codd, discovered these…Continue Reading
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
French pottery garlic plates, as well as a variety of Italian ceramics, Italian linens, kitchen items and gifts are available at www.poggibonsigifts.com,
We had a delightful visit today from Cheryl who had traveled to Seattle from Houston to attend a family graduation. She and her family were dining at Volterra Restaurant in Ballard (one of our favorites restaurants!) and she admired the Raffaellesco salt and pepper dishes that they purchase from Poggi Bonsi for their tables. The server told her about our retail outlet in Burien and Cheryl “Googled” us on the spot. She bought the Italian ceramic salt and pepper dish as well as a Raffaellesco spoon rest, butter dish and utensil jar.
We always love hearing these stories and gaining new customers from all over the world. Cheryl has promised to visit PoggiBonsiGifts.com soon to add to her collection. Thanks, Cheryl!
Poggi Bonsi is delighted to introduce our exclusive artisan made French ceramic garlic plates, hand painted, in Vallauris, France, a small village perched high above the French Riviera–a region with a rich history in French pottery production.
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.
Torrefazione , a northwest coffee company famous for serving its Italian-style espresso drinks in traditional Raffaellesco Italian pottery coffee cups, was purchased by Starbucks Corp. in 2003. Starbucks closed all Torrefazione retail locations in 2005;…Continue Reading
On our buying trips to Europe for PoggiBonsiGifts.com we are very privileged to take time to experience the local flavor. Last year, while exploring French pottery studios in Provence, we stayed one memorable night in…Continue Reading
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
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.