Italian Deruta Stoneware by Geribi

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Deruta Stoneware



Geribi was established in 1977 with the prime focus of the company to supply the finest quality, hand painted traditional Deruta ceramics.

Based in Deruta, Italy (central Umbria) the company is a successful family business making products in it’s local workshop and ships its award winning pieces worldwide

Husband and wife team, Gerardo Ribigini and Assunta Galli,  are specialists in the artistry of producing the finest hand paint dishes, decorative objects and Renaissance majolica reproductions. 

All their designs have been inspired by the Italian Renaissance. 

The reproductions reflect exactly the Italian originals found in museums.

The company specialises in a yellow and blue design that is a traditional
Deruta pattern stemming from the 1500’s. 

It’s products are sold by Our American Heritage stores  in the U.S.A., through this website.

When you visit Italy please stop at the Geribi shops in Via Mancini and Via Tiberina South  Deruta, Italy









Care  of  Geribi Ceramics

Avoid High Temperatures
Due to its characteristic thickness and earthenware porosity, 
this ceramic dinnerware may be damaged by exposure to extremely hot temperatures. 
Geribi’s dinnerware (like any other Deruta’s dinnerware product), 
are “Serving” pieces and
they are NOT meant to be used for cooking or re-heating.

None of Geribi's products are safe for Microwave or Oven use

Protect Against Chips and Cracks:
Majolica is low-fired earthenware and chips more easily than vitreous-china dinnerware.
Careful hand wash is recommended although Geribi's dinnerware items are electric dish-washing safe.
When using electric dishwashing, it is recommended to place the dishes or ceramic accessories, far apart to avoid touching each other during the high pressure dish-washing cycle.

Characteristics of Majolica and Ceramics:
With repeated use, Majolica has a tendency to "craze" (forming minuscule lines in the glazing). 
The crazing result is the nature of Majolica, and has no significant effect on the ceramics.

MAJOLICA - or maiolica [from Majorca ], type of faience [for Faenza , Italy], any of several kinds of pottery, especially earthenware made of coarse clay and covered with an opaque tin-oxide glaze), usually associated with wares produced in Spain, Italy, and Mexico. The process of making majolica consists of first firing a piece of earthenware, then applying a tin enamel that upon drying forms a white opaque porous surface. A design is then painted on and a transparent glaze applied. Finally the piece is fired again. This type of ware was produced in the ancient Middle East by the Babylonians, and the method remained continuously in use. It was extensively employed by the Hispano-Moresque potters of the 14th cent. By the mid-15th cent. majolica was popular in Italy, where it became justly famous through the decorations of the Della Robbia family. The method is still widely used.


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