Like tradition dictates, our heads, our Teste di Moro portray a splendid moor full of pride,
elegance and mystery, like so many things that refer to the Orient. A tribute to the people who
laid the foundation of the art pottery that the residents of Caltagirone have perfected and made unique.
We did not choose an ordinary head but the representation of one of the greatest sultans of the Orient: Suleiman the Magnificent. The sultan of Crita, like the real one portrayed in various depictions, is deprived of every tinsel and decoration in order to highlight solely the beauty of the face and the brightness and power of the colors. Entirely handmade, his expression is intelligently shaped to express distinction, wisdom and mystery. The colors are as powerful as those of the Sicilian landscape:
the blue of the sea, the red of the lava and the yellow-tones of the soil.
The creative process, from modelling to firing, makes sure that no piece will ever be identical to the previous one, making it in all but name unique. Like every piece of art our Solimano is the fruit of the hands that mold it and therefore we can say that every single Solimano of Crita possesses, like every one of us, characteristics that make it unique.