As a Vietri ceramics seller, Duncan’s own Distinctive Decor will be hosting Italian artisan Gianluca Fabbro, creator of a variety of festive fall collections, as he is traveling throughout the United States this fall.
Come into Distinctive Decor from 3 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 to watch as Fabbro uses a unique sponging technique to handpaint charming designs on various pieces. Gianluca will be personalizing your Vietri purchases with classic Italian phrases as he tells stories of the inspiration behind all of his creations.
“Fabbro was born in Italy in 1968. He began his work in ceramics over 30 years ago, learning the beauty of the craft from his father and grandfather.” his biography stated. “While studying architecture in Venice at the age of 21, Fabbro’s father became ill and he put his studies on hold to return home and take over the family business.”
Fabbro has been the artist behind some of the new collections including Artichokes, Into the Jungle, Into the Woods, Melagrana Blu, and Pumpkins.
“Over the years, Fabbro has grown in his skills and further developed new techniques and patterns with the help of his fellow artisans and employees,” stated the bio. “As a maestro artisan, he created a unique sponging technique used to handpaint charming and beautiful designs on ceramic.”
Susan Gravely founded Vietri with her sister, Frances, and mother, Lee, in 1983 after a family trip to Italy where the trio fell in love with colorful handpainted dinnerware on the Amalfi Coast.
The company has grown from a small company representing one Italian factory to the largest Italian importing company in the American tabletop industry.