Mary's Maiolica Arts

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The catalog section of my website is currently under construction. If you are interested in purchasing some of my ceramic work please contact me using the information on the About Us page or through my Etsy store.

Maiolica Beads and Bead Pendants

My beads are based on simply decorated beads made in 16th century Italy. Hand painted beads were often given as small love tokens for a girl getting married. They were frequently inscribed with the word "Bella" which means "beautiful". During the Renaissance the beads were used as spinning weights

Hand Painted Pottery

I make as well as decorate hand thrown pottery. While I often repeat favorite motifs and designs, most of my items are one-of-a-kind.

Hand Painted Ceramics

I hand paint complex designs on commercially made ceramic bisque plates, platters and bowls and tiles. Commercially made bisque comes in a variety of standard sized and is practical for standard settings of dinnerware.

Etsy Store

I have an Etsy store where I offer a variety of items. In addition to maiolica, I make ceramic beads using a variety of techniques. I sell both completed jewelry and unstrung beads. My Etsy shop is called "Mary's Maiolica" and can be found at

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