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Making Waves With Stones – Fratantoni


As a family of artisans, Fratantoni Ceramiche creates stunning pieces of ceramics that reflect the beauty of the island in the ceramic-producing town of Santo Stefano di Camastra, Sicily.

Known as “first stones,” tiles like the one seen here, are placed in a garden or kitchen of a house as a sign of good luck and prosperity, a Sicilian tradition dating back to the 16th century.
Fratantoni is a master of his craft, and he has signed each and every one of the tiles at Homes65, which he painted freehand.

Handcrafted and hand-painted dishes by Fratantoni of Santo Stefano di Camastra. The images show the signature of the artisan. The brushstrokes and little splashes of paint show the craftsmenship that went into the piece.

Hand-painted lava stone tables for indoors and outdoors made from basalt, a hard volcanic rock collected from Mt. Etna. The base of the table is wrought iron.

Cabinet with ceramic-coated lava stone tops.