Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Ceramic Mug


The temperatures have gotten hot hot hot here on the Amalfi Coast, and everywhere you go you hear, “Fa caldo!” (It’s hot!) Despite the temperatures, I had some shopping to do, and headed to Ravello on Tuesday for market day.  I found some lovely linen shorts that will be great for these hot days, but I couldn’t stay long under the breezeless and cramped booths. On my way through town I ducked into one of my favorite ceramic shops Pascal Ceramiche d’Arte to get out of the sun and enjoy a bit of beauty. I saw this incredible mug that just had to come home with me. How could I resist starting my day in such a beautiful way?


Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Ceramic Mug bottom


The Amalfi Coast is renowned for its ceramic traditions, especially Vietri sul Mare, and you can find ceramic shops in every town and along the twists and turns in the Amalfi Coast Road. Ravello has a reputation for fine ceramics, and its winding streets and piazza have many excellent shops. Pascal Ceramiche d’Arte is one of my favorites because it has an amazing selection of stunning table wares, tiles, fountains, tabletops and artistic pieces. Sometimes I just stand and stare!


Pascal Ceramiche RavelloPhoto source: Pascal Ceramiche d’Arte 


This store is so beautiful it is like a museum, and I think I could spend hours in here admiring the beautiful work. Next time you are in Ravello, stop by Ceramiche d’Arte and say “ciao!” to Pasquale Sorrentino, the shop’s friendly and knowledgeable owner.


Pascal Ceramiche Ravello  Detail Photo source: Pascal Ceramiche d’Arte 




PASCAL Ceramiche d’Arte Via della Repubblica 41- Ravello Ravello (SA) – Italy 84010
Tel. +39 089 858576 – +39 089 857303   -  Fax +39 089 8586070

  • Welshcakes Limoncello

    What a beautiful shop. I love ceramics.

    July 16, 2009
    • Kris Brunette


      We are going to Ravello with a tour next week and I believe we are getting to Ravello around 4:30 PM. Will the shops stay open to service our group of 24???

      Thanks for the info!

      Kris Brunette

      June 12, 2015
  • The Food Hunter

    Thank you for this. I will be sure to visit the shop on my upcoming visit. And it seems that Tuesday is the day to go to Raello.

    July 16, 2009
  • KC

    I love ceramics but I never buy any because I always find it impossible to choose!

    July 16, 2009
  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    I love ceramics, but rarely buy any, as I paint my own, but sometimes I see something that I know I could not replicate.

    I started ceramics in 1993 and made so much that when I moved in 2000, I reduced my stuff and also my style at changed, and also when I moved here in 2005, I got rid of even more, did a car boot sale, gave some to my family…

    But it does look absolutely brilliant just maybe 🙂

    July 16, 2009
  • Ciao Chow Linda

    Oh that would be a dangerous place for me to enter. I have tons of Italian ceramics and am always searching out more.

    July 16, 2009
  • Lost in Sicily

    so beautiful!

    July 16, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Beautiful work on that ceramic mug, I think we have the same taste. I would have had to buy that one! My next visit I will stop by that shop. Thank You

    July 17, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Welshcakes Limoncello! (I just love your name!) I am looking forward to seeing ceramics in Sicily one of these days.

    Ciao Food Hunter! You will enjoy it! Yes, Tuesday is a good day to go to Ravello if you want to catch market there as well. (Market is Wednesday in Amalfi and is much bigger.)

    Ciao KC! I feel the same way, and it took me a good long time to settle on which mug to bring home with me. They were all so beautiful!

    Ciao Anne! I didn't know you made ceramics. How fun! You would go crazy over some of the intricate designs on the ceramics in this shop. I just stare in wonder! I would love to be able to paint my own. Do you still do it often?

    Ciao Linda! I have noticed some of your beautiful pieces in the photos on your blog. You would love the style here on the Amalfi Coast!

    Ciao Lost in Sicily! Are there a lot of ceramics where you live in Sicily?

    Ciao Chuck! I should warn you then that we both have expensive tastes in ceramics! 🙂

    July 17, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Thanks for the warning!

    July 17, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Chuck! That's why I window shop… 🙂

    July 18, 2009
  • Amanda

    I've been there too! and my mom almost bought a gorgeous vase. Such a beautiful shop,and nice people there too.

    July 23, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Amanda! Fun that you have been in there, too! Yes, the people there are very nice and helpful. And the vases are very tempting! 🙂

    July 24, 2009
  • Elizabeth innocenzi

    Your writings are inspirational. I want to stay in Amalfi and not leave. We will be there
    In a about five days and I cannot wait thank you for the pascal pottery tip

    Thank you. Elizabeth

    October 10, 2012
    • Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for your kind comment! Enjoy your time on the Amalfi Coast … and happy ceramic shopping! 🙂

      October 11, 2012
  • Rebecca

    My husband and I got Married in Ravello in 2012 and bought a few dishes as did my sister and we would both like to see about extending our sets but I am not certain how to go about that. Is there somewhere I could see what you are offering now to make sure the patterns are still there? and see what we might want?

    All the best,

    November 23, 2015
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    March 18, 2016

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