Ceramics of Patti
The most ancient artisan tradition of Patti is that of ceramics.
Patti, between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, was the seat of a real industrial center of clay which, with sailing ships of local shipowners, was exported to throughout the Mediterranean, even reaching England and the northern part of Africa.
The pottery in Patti has had the peculiarity of having been linked to the uses of daily life as well as to artistic and decorative needs. The production of Patti's ceramics was specialized in various types of "Pignate" pots intended for food cooking, dishes whose characteristic was that of having the design of a proud rooster depicted standing, facing left, with paws resting on a short base, and jugs.
Today the ceramic production in Patti concerns only the artistic ceramic sector.
Patti's majolica differs from that of other products in Sicily due to its constant presence over time of the traditional Roman and Byzantine canons. The presence of the Normans in Patti meant that his pottery was not affected by the Arab influence which was instead decisive on ceramic production in Sciacca and Caltagirone.