The very moment a visitor drives onto the winding backroads of Tuscany, the magic is unmistakable. Medieval walled towns sit atop the hills unchanged, other than the souls who live there, for centuries. Sunlight over the rolling countryside seems to transform the colors of reality into surreal pastel shades. This fertile scene has produced the finest wines and legendary art.
Of Italy’s twenty regions, Tuscany is best known for its landscapes and its artistic legacy. Considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, its artistic heritage remains strong as workshops foster handcrafted excellence. Each village has its own artisans, and each has a distinctive style that continues to evolve through the generations. The local ceramics facilities are family affairs – the older artisans teaching the younger ones ancient, secret techniques that will be passed down in turn to their children.
We were captivated by the bright ceramic ware of Tuscany, so we visited artists across the region until we found the top, most skilled artisans with which we collaborate today. Fortunata revisits each collection regularly: updating our timeless and modern colors, as well as the versatile and venerable designs.
Our designs and colors are bright, cheerful and inviting. This handcrafted work is marked by the slight color and size variations, making the pieces truly unique. The uneven glazing resulting from hand application has a heavily distressed, antique look. We have made these pieces to be available in limited quantity to ensure the quality remains superior.
Authentic Italian ceramics from Forutnata bring old world tradition into your home, with unparalleled quality and renowned artistry in both the classic and contemporary styles. Fortunata offers unique, creative, and varied collections that deliver the hallmarks of a direct import company.