Photographer's Note

The art of ceramics is one of the oldest arts of man. In fact, the discovery of kneading the clay with water and subjecting it to cooking, seems to have occurred in the East between the end of the 6th and the beginning of the 5th millennium BC. also in our Sicilian reality we can affirm that the art of ceramics is the most illustrious and the oldest.

Ceramic is known in Sicily since prehistory. Sicily cradle of the Mediterranean civilization, of culture and art, collects innumerable testimonies from the time of ceramics.

Ceramic appears for the first time in Sicily in the Neolithic (meaning "age of new stone")

Some findings such as vases, large amphorae in the shape of an hourglass, fruit bowls and jars, are testimony to the first human settlements in Noto, Milazzo, Catania and Palermo. Other findings have occurred in the Aeolian Islands and Pallenteria.

Among the most important production centers and ceramics schools in Sicily, different styles, designs and colors, we must remember Santo Stefano di Camastra, Caltagirone and Sciacca.


El arte de la ceramica, es una de las artes mas antiguas del hombre. De hecho, el descubrimiento de amasar la arcilla con agua y someterla a coccion, parece que se produjo en Oriente entre finales del VI y el inicio del V milenio a.C. tambien en nuestra realidad siciliana podemos afirmar que el arte de la cermica es la mas ilustre y la mas antigua.

La cermica es conocida en Sicilia desde la prehistoria. Sicilia cuna de la civilizacion mediterranea, de la cultura y el arte, recoge innumerables testimonios de la epoca de la cermica.

La cermica aparece por primera vez en Sicilia en el Neoltico (que significa "edad de la piedra nueva")

Algunos hallazgos como vasos, grandes nforas en forma de reloj de arena, fruteros y tarros, son testimonio de los primeros asentamientos humanos en Noto, Milazzo, Catania y Palermo. Otros hallazgos se han producido en las islas Eolias y Pallenteria.

Entre los centros mas importantes de produccin y escuelas de cermica en Sicilia, diferentes en estilos, diseos y colores, hay que recordar Santo Stefano di Camastra, Caltagirone y Sciacca.

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Additional Photos by Luis Garcia (adramad) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7895 W: 5 N: 13916] (62006)
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