Clay from Civita Castellana

Thanks to the geology of the region with its abundance of natural raw materials, it comes as no surprise that Civita Castellana has long been regarded as the Italian centre for pottery and our favoured source for the sanitary ware side of the range. The town, located in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy about 65 kilometres (40 miles) north of Rome, is perched on a spur of volcanic tuff rock between the mouths of two tributaries of the river Treja.

Even back in the 8th Century B.C., the area was gaining a reputation for excellence in the forming of functional and decorative vessels, a skill made possible due to plentiful supplies of quality clay … and water. Centuries of long practice and refinement of technique with skills passed down through the generations led to the setting up of early ceramic factories in the 1800s reinforcing that entrepreneurial spirit which continues to this very day in our partners’ desire to challenge material boundaries and set new industry standards. 

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