The region of Umbria is one of the most famous areas in Italy for hand-made ceramics. Our Umbria Collection is from a small, hill town near Assisi. This small, family factory has been making ceramics for generations, and has their own process for finishing each piece. After each piece is completed, it is dipped in a clear coat and then high fired for a third time, adding a beautiful shine to the brightly colored ceramics. Traditionally, Italian ceramics are only high fired twice; a third firing adds extra protection and strength.