"Fatto a mano con amore"

Each piece of the collection is handmade in the workshop of Mario and Otello, in the purest respect of traditional ceramists of the Florence area.

The workshop has existed for several decades. It combines regional know-how with modern techniques to enhance its artwork.

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manufacturing italian ceramics by Molleni Home
manufacturing process of Italian pottery - molleni home ceramics

Step 1


The first step in making our plates is to turn and shape the clay to give it the desired shape.

The more complex pieces are entirely modeled by hand while others are made from molds.

After drying, the resulting biscuit (yes, that's what we call it!) is ready for a first firing in the kiln at a temperature of 1000°C.

Step 2


Once the first firing is done, it’s time for the crucial stage of decoration.⁠

In this photo, our painter Mario is in the process of creating the Reggio Emilia plate in its pasta format.

This step requires great precision and mastery in mixing colors with enamel in powder form. Thus, each piece is unique.

hand painted italian ceramics by molleni home
manufacturing italian ceramics by Molleni Home

Step 3


Once the plate has been decorated and painted by Mario, it is up to Otello to carry out the glazing, which consists of bathing the plate in a liquid solution to set the enamel. ⁠

After this step, the plate is dried to eliminate water and avoid the risk of cracking.

It then returns to the kiln for a second firing at 1000°C for a few hours⁠.

Thanks to our “under-enamel” painting step, before the enamelling phase, our plates are dishwasher-safe.

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"Bring joy and life to your every day table with our vibrant Italian ceramics."

Olivia, Molleni co-founder