Alfredo Gioventù Foto Profilo

Alfredo Gioventù was born and has been living and working in Liguria, where since young age he has dedicated himself to the art of ceramics with great interest and enthusiasm. Being both an artist and a craftsman, in his continuous artistic research Alfredo has explored different ways of expression with some high-relief results in sculpture and ceramic working, up to inventing his own, entirely novel processing technique. With this innovative method the sculptor, together with Daniela Mangini, creates works and artifacts that with their shape and colour recall the pebble beaches of Liguria. The master reveals the inspiration behind his actions: “I hope that the nature continues its seduction endlessly, until I feel part of this whole, so I can steal the words from the stones and try to copy the craftsmanship of the sea.”

“Sassi” of the Ligurian Sea

Alfredo and Daniela belong to the land of Liguria; it’s a stretch of the Italian coastline, rough and rocky, consisted of a continuous succession of headlands, bays and coves, among which some delightful towns like Portofino and Cinque Terre are perched. The beaches are not sandy here but mainly formed by pebbles (here called “stones”, or sassi in Italian) of grey sandstone, streaked with white lines, flattened and rounded by the sea. These pebbles characterize these coasts and with their shapes and colours inspire the creations of Alfredo and Daniela. In the mixture of clays and particular burning technique they hide the secret of these creations that look like sea pebbles and, taking them in hand, strike us for their lightness and subtlety. Born from the relationship between culture and territory, somewhere between art and craft, these unique pieces represent both decorative items and containers for everyday use.

Why we like them

Looking at these items, we can think of the colour of the sea, the waves, and the wind blowing along the coast. Keeping them in hand we seem to feel the Mediterranean Sea, the nature and summertime. These are pieces of rare evocative power: on the one hand we were very impressed by their originality and the artists’ ability to reinvent sea pebbles, while on the other hand, they just represent a perfectly successful synthesis of art, craft and design.

Creations of Alfredo Gioventù

AZZURROMARE – Decorative Bowl
AZZURROMARE – Decorative Bowl
AZZURROMARE – Decorative Bowl

Artisan: Alfredo Gioventù – Opificio ceramico

 Processing area: Sestri Levante (Genova province), Ligurian Riviera, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

A stunning ceramic decorative bowl with a cheerful blue spiral, expertly handcrafted and painted by a skilful Ligurian artist-craftsman, for romantic personalities. 



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€123.00 Add to cart
PIETRA – Decorative Bowl
PIETRA – Decorative Bowl
PIETRA – Decorative Bowl

Artisan: Alfredo Gioventù – Opificio ceramico

 Processing area: Sestri Levante (Genova province), Ligurian Riviera, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

A unique ceramic decorative bowl adorned with white circular lines, completely handmade by a skilful Ligurian artist-craftsman. 



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€110.00 Add to cart
SASSOLINO – Sugar Bowl
SASSOLINO – Sugar Bowl
SASSOLINO – Sugar Bowl

Artisan: Alfredo Gioventù – Opificio ceramico

 Processing area: Sestri Levante (Genova province), Ligurian Riviera, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

Ceramic sugar bowl with cap ornamented with black-and-white circular lines, expertly crafted by a skilful Ligurian artist-craftsman.



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€45.00 Add to cart
SCODELLA – Decorative Bowl
SCODELLA – Decorative Bowl
SCODELLA – Decorative Bowl

Artisan: Alfredo Gioventù – Opificio ceramico

 Processing area: Sestri Levante (Genova province), Ligurian Riviera, Italy

Delivery: within 3 weeks

A beautiful ceramic decorative bowl with raved edges and adorned with white circular lines, completely handmade and painted by a skilful Ligurian artist-craftsman. 



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€79.00 Add to cart
  • Region: Liguria
  • Processing area: Sestri Levante (Genova province), Ligurian Riviera
  • Material: Ceramics
  • Origin of the material: Argil from Tuscany