In the Historical Archive of Ceramica del Ferlaro, there is a delightfully decorated plate adorned with anemones, bearing the inscription “MGC 1937” on its reverse side. This dated and signed piece is the oldest in our collections, marking the inception of our journey in that year, thanks to the visionary Marchesa Maria Giulia Carrega, the founder of our ceramics workshop.
Maria Giulia made her permanent residence at the splendid Villa del Ferlaro, located in the heart of the estate of the same name. This stately residence was built around 1830 by Maria Luigia d’Austria, the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte and Duchess of Parma from 1816 to 1847.
Initially, Maria Giulia crafted ceramics for herself and her close circle of friends. However, on January 21, 1947, she officially established Ceramica del Ferlaro. For the brand’s logo, she chose a pinecone as a tribute to the workshop’s location amidst ancient cedar trees, featuring three pinecone scales on the left and four on the right, representing the seven localities within the estate.
Over the years, our craftsmanship method has remained unchanged: meticulous handmade execution, great attention to detail in finishing, careful selection of glazes and colors, and the preservation of traditional models alongside new and exciting creations. This legacy continues to define Ceramica del Ferlaro as a beacon of artistic excellence and a testament to Maria Giulia Carrega’s enduring vision.