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The origin of this shop is from 1857. It specialised in the sale of plaster and terracotta items for the garden. Valentino Adami and his wife Antonella Chini Adami bought this business after the flood of 1966. Ceramics gradually became the product that still now characterises this business. The different aspects of the activity are managed completely by the Adami family. Valentino besides preparing the furnace takes care of the commercial aspect of the shop with the assistance also of his daughter Chiara who handles the contacts with the Italian and foreign customers. Antonella, descendent of a famous family of ceramists, is the daughter of Tito Chini. Since a very young age she attended ceramics courses in Faenza. In 1970 she started production directly in the workshop within the shop. Her décors draw inspiration above all from ancient Tuscan models. The daughter Lorenza, who together with her mother, started a production of dinnerware and furnishing objects, started her career doing the turning wheel and decorations. Since 1996 she has been working in the family shop and in the same year she opened another workshop, in via Camaldoli, Florence, always belonging to Sbigoli Terrecotte, of which she handles the production. In addition she organises ceramics courses and participates in various editions of the project “Artisans at School”, organised by CNA at the Middle School Machiavelli to introduce the students to the ancient Florentine trades.