For those of you that have been to Venice, I am sure that, like me, you were overwhelmed by the glassware of all colours that was on sale. I found it really difficult to make a choice, although we did, of course manage to buy one or two souvenirs. But the warning we had read on the Internet that there were a lot of cheap copies from China on sale and that it was difficult to tell the authentic things from the copies made us a bit wary of shopping for too much glass. Then on one of our treks we came across this delightful little shop selling hand-painted ceramics. The proprietor, Margherita Rossetto, is really welcoming and went so far as to explain how she hand-paints every individual item and then bakes them in an oven at the back of her shop. Each piece is unique and Margherita creates many different whimsical designs, usually using vibrant hues. Margherita's work was featured in a book sponsored by UNESCO titled "Venice and Its Artisan Artists".
If you are ever on a trip to Venice, I suggest you pay a visit to La Margherita and let her artwork charm you, as it did us.
La Margherita's Mascot - isn't he cool?
This is not a paid advert but this lady's work is so unique that I thought I should share it with you.