Arte Italica honors the vision of its founder, Ann Skidmore, by offering the very best in quality and creative home decor design. Ann formed Arte Italica in 1997, as a response to her love of Italian history, culture, art and especially vintage pewter. Finding it difficult to acquire in the United States, she began importing this fine Italian pewter. Soon, she was designing and importing handcrafted ceramics, glass and bronze. In 2000, Ann and Arte Italica became the first to combine pewter and ceramic into beautiful and unique dinnerware and accessories. This collection, the Tuscan Collection, has been a best seller ever since.
Arte Italica remains one of the leading importers of luxury European tableware and décor, they capture the essence of Europe in each of their collections. Every piece is handcrafted using the same techniques passed down through generations of skilled artisans. This dedication to handcrafting, allows them to offer one-of-a-kind collections, an attribute for which they are well known throughout the industry.