Handicraft represents a history made up of traditions and crafts handed down from father to son.
People and their skills play a very important role in handicraft, the artisan shops keep alive the tradition of ancient crafts and the atmosphere of a bygone time.
The task of our artisans is to tell and tell the territory by expressing identity, tradition, passion through the quality of their products and laboratory activities designed to transmit knowledge but also to fascinate and emotionally involve visitors.
Celle Ligure offers the opportunity to visit three pottery artisan workshops: “IL TONDO" "L’ARBANELLA" and “IL BAREGO”.
Ceramiche "IL TONDO", Marcello and Andrea Mannuzza's art workshop since 1982, creates and produces ceramics with clean and harmonious lines.
The flagship of the workshop are the black "Buccheri" (a type of Etruscan ceramic made with a modern technique), of which Marcello is rightly proud.
Everything that is produced is done strictly by hand.
The workshop is frequented by numerous artists and ceramics courses are held throughout the year.
Many of the productions made by Il Tondo have been awarded nationally and internationally.
In 2018 Marcello Mannuzza becomes World Champion in the Esthete section at the Mondial Tornianti, in Faenza.
CERAMICHE IL TONDO
Via Generale Pescetto 27, Celle Ligure (SV)
Tel .: 019 993651
"ARBANELLA", located in Via Ciambrini, is the artisan ceramic workshop of the artist Beatrice Minuto.
The young Beatrice loves to create, design and experiment, she creates unique pieces, rigorously handmade, she likes to "get her hands dirty" and “feel” the experience that the material has the power to became a physical object.
She started experimenting with her passion in a small garage and then opened a real workshop where she creates and sells ceramic objects.
The artist believes that the beautiful object is the useful one, but also the one that tells a story and, especially today, in the fast and suffering world in which we live, we need to eliminate the "disposable" concept and focus on the value of the object that last over time.
Via Ciambrini 19, Celle Ligure (SV)
Tel .: 349 4375335
“IL BAREGO”, located in Via alla Costa 214, is the artisan ceramic workshop of the artist Caterina Ricci.
Caterina Ricci, senese di nascita e cellese di adozione, ha imparato l'arte ceramica in Inghilterra; artista versatile, le sue produzioni spaziano dalla porcellana al gres, dagli oggetti d’uso a quelli di arredamento.
Via alla Costa 214, Celle Ligure (SV)
Tel : 3285819614
Web site: http://www.ilbarego.it/en/ceramiche.php
Other artisan shops in the historic center are “ Caterinette” and “Cicic Balloon” tailors.
The Caterinette laboratory creates splendid unique handmade and tailored garments, gives new life to beloved and already used garments and enhances them thanks to the patience, attention and professionalism of the lovely owner, Silvia. For those who want to sew in company, workshops are periodically organized.
Piazza del Popolo 23, Celle Ligure (SV)
Tel .: 349 7359687
Alessandra and Sara, owners of the Cicic Balloon workshop, are two artisans with a very strong passion for sewing and knitwear. Thanks to the meticulousness and care in each of their creations, they make products entirely by hand. They manufacture children's clothing, coordinated for the family and adult knitwear with particular attention to the use of natural, sustainable and quality materials.
Via Consolazione 10, Celle Ligure (SV)
Tel .: 347 1282853
Next to the sea, in the locality of Piani di Celle Ligure, you can find the small Melì Melò tailor's shop where Maria, with great skill, repairs, sews and renews clothes and objects, giving them a new life. Melì Melò also offers a collection and home delivery service. Maria has made her work a passion where haste must be set aside to create special occasions for time and care.
MELI ’ MELO’
Via Genova 36, Loc. Piani, Celle Ligure (SV)
Tel .: 340 5445346
Another craft shop is “La Calzoleria Fior di Pelle”, located in the Via Aicardi 29, one of the “caruggi” of Celle Ligure, which deals with the repair of footwear, bags, suitcases and leather and leather items.