Handicraft is one of the most characteristic arts of Abruzzo and made in Italy, even if craftsmen are not always valued and supported. There aren’t clear definitions and appropriate limits that allow a better understanding of art and high-quality handcrafted product defined artefact. The label “handcrafted” is often given also to products not handmade. The existence of a legislation that certifies an hand-manufactured product distinguishing it from another, that is due to the work of a mechanic-technology operation, creates a disorganization and misunderstanding related to handicrafted. Comparing with others, the handmade work must be valued due to the work quality artists. Abruzzo Natural selected some of the best Abruzzo craftsmen and tried to draw up some cornerstones of its philosophy: • Most of the handcrafted work is handmade. • Artefact quality arises even from times and longer rhythms compared with industrial production that is based on production speed and quantity. Every items needs creator’s time. • Techniques are the result of a knowledge passed on for many generations in workshops or through specific studies. • The most interesting materials are the natural, quality and typical of the region where craftsmen works. • Every work is the explicated or hiden expression of craftsmen. The work is a project outcome where the executor’s“hand” and style appear, even if partially. • The handcrafted work often underlines irregular signs that, even if repeted, present some differences in detailes. Every sign is different and unique. • Craftsmen have high level technical, artistic, ingenious and creative abilities.


Wrought Iron Art
Textile Art
Stone Art
Goldsmith Art The Abruzzo goldsmith tradition is one of the cornerstone  of  regional handicraft. Over the centuries, artefacts has been realized by filigree, fusion, repoussage and chisel techniques, inspired by nature and linked with magic-symbolic elements. The most important tradition jewelries are Presentosa, star shape medallion decorated with filigree arabesques and in the middle the motif of heart or hearts connected by an half-moon, icon of engagement. Sciacquajje, boat-shaped elegant earrings in perforated leaf. Today excellent artists still exist and try to connect tradition with innovation, around Guardiagrele, Pescocostanzo, Sulmona and  Scanno center.  Abruzzo Natural selected for you excellent artist to create unique and precious artefacts.
Ceramic Art Ceramic work is a traditional activity typical of Abruzzo little towns from Majella to Gran Sasso. The main center of this art has alwyas been the little village of Castelli: the most famous ceramic and majolica production center since the end of 15 century. Entire generation of craftsmen that handed down the art from father to children are still realizing products in workshops with yellow, green, light-blue, orange and manganese brown colors; they are inspired by different objects: flowers, plants, landscapes, suns, moons, emblems, icons. Abruzzo Natural  choised artist related with tradition and others that join ideas and materials in original and unique works.