Breaking Bread in L’Aquila: Ceramic Plates

Breaking Bread in L'Aquila Plate I Breaking Bread in L'Aquila Plate II
Ciao a tutti!

It’s been a while since I last blogged. Forgive me …..

April 6, 2012 will mark the third anniversary of the L’Aquila Earthquake. I just returned from a visit to L’Aquila and was very sad to see that movement is still very slow!!

I’m organizing a few events in the next few months to help raise awareness and continue with fund raising!

I am working with a friend whom I met two years ago in Castelli (the finest ceramic designs in the world). I asked Antonio Simone, old school ceramic maker (inks are still made by hand), to design a plate from my book Breaking Bread in L’Aquila. When we met last week, he had me choose from a few designs and had a hard time picking one design. Instead, I picked two. This will be the first of my series and will add on: vases, larger platters, dinner plates, espresso cups (you get the picture)!

I have a limited supply of each of these designs available end of May. Unique, one of a kind, hand painted dish as part of my brand extension. You can hang it as a beautiful wall design or use the dish to serve my biscotti, amaretti, an antipasti or condorni. Then again, rule breaking Maria says “anything goes”!!

Each plate will be for sale on my website at for $250.00. A portion of the net profits will be donated to an Art School in Castelli. I will post more about this soon.

A beautiful dish to add to your collection and the perfect way to help the children/youth in Abruzzo.

My goal is to present a check at Telos in Europe: The L’Aquila Conference
September 7–10, 2012, in L’Aquila, Italy

a presto,

Maria !

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