In the heart of Castelli, Italy, our workshop enjoys a daily dose of warmth and camaraderie, thanks to Nonna Anna's unwavering 3 pm tradition. Living just across the street, Nonna Anna—a beloved local—makes a daily pilgrimage to our studio, delivering not only espresso but also a sense of community that transcends our craft.
She also brings homemade treats, from cookies stuffed with her seasonal jams to fritti di latte, adding a sweet touch to our daily routine and fostering a bond that extends beyond the ceramic pieces we create. With Molly, our workshop dog, eagerly joining in, Nonna Anna's daily delivery has become a simple yet cherished ritual that elevates our day and transforms our studio into a home.
Words and Photography by Nadia Whitehurst