Carmine Giuseppe Apolito
Florence, Italy is considered the cradle of art, and the place where the Renaissance originated. After attending the School of Arts in Sesto Fiorentino, Carmine Apolito was ready to receive his formal training under the tutelage of renowned ceramics artist Eugenio Pattarino. There, he had the opportunity to develop his natural creativity and his eye for artistic detail, constantly improving and learning from the master. Finally, in 1974, Apolito and his wife co-founded Ceramiche Artistiche in Florence. He begins with the finest red clay from Montelupo in the province of Florence, then meticulously fashions and models it by hand into beautiful sculptures. Once he is satisfied with the creations, they are baked and then decorated completely by hand with brilliant enamels and pure gold paint.