history ceramiche sambuco mario

in the late 1950’s, following in the footsteps of father Luigi that back in 1918, at the age of 17 years, worked in the furnace, Mario Sambuco, after acquiring extensive and thorough knowledge of Deruta’s ceramic-making traditions and techniques, founded the Sambuco company.


Since 2000, Sambuco has been developing a research and development project entitled “Stilnovo”. In collaboration with artists and designers, its goal is to create new forms and decorations, to experiment with new materials and create new furnishing solutions and applications.

sacred art

Mario studied and used materials rarely found in wares from Deruta, including precious materials such as gold, platinum and copper. He then went on to specialize in the field of contemporary ceramics, and later produced an extensive line of religious items and objects for sacred art.

Several special decorations realized by Mario Sambuco require etching of the newly-made product. This is the case of the style inspired by Byzantine mosaics.


Ceramiche Sambuco Mario is a company with the Certification of the system of quality UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 for the planning and producion of hand made ceramic.
Also the company is enrolled with no.10 in the "Registry of the producers of artistic and traditional ceramics" of the Common of Deruta.

The national CAT mark (Ceramica Artistica & Tradizionale) has been instituted with the law of 1990, July 9, n. 188 to protect the italian artistic and traditional ceramics and the quality italian ceramics.
Advantages of the "CAT" mark: guarantee of the production place, control and protection of the production.

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