DERUTA VARIO A beautiful adaptation of a stylish Deruta Vario Design, featuring a refined foliage scrollwork masterfully surrounded by a bold and elegant black. In ceramic painting, the color shading is one definitely the most difficult technique to master and the decor hand painted in this piece, depict this painstaking technique at its best! Over 500 years of artistic heritage has produced a multitude of ceramic artists in the Italian town of Deruta. Artistica's exclusive artists have been painting ceramics since childhood, and enjoy exploring new patterns, such as the new 'Vario' (Various) ones shown in this page. The Vario design was employed in the architectural decorations of late Roman and Renaissance periods.