Our Story

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Flair | Passion | Creativity

It’s what we believe in at Santo Alessi.

Our stunning, free-form organic ceramic porcelain brings beauty and style to any table, anywhere, in any setting. The Santo Alessi range is durable enough for everyday use without compromising the form and function demanded by 5-star restaurants. With Santo Alessi you can add a little style to your every day! 

With a history dating back to 1947, we have the honour of being the second oldest, continuously operating pottery business in Australia. Our name is that of our founder Santo Alessi, a Melbourne local who has been in business for over 30 years.

Our creative vision has led to the innovative designs of Santo Alessi. The free-from shapes are a nod to the work of renowned sculptor John Elischer [Johann Wolfgang] and his son who made significant contributions to the Australian pottery industry.

The Santo Alessi range lends itself to a variety of creative uses offering maximum value for the home cook or restaurant. Plating options are endless. Risotto plates showcase delectable desserts, intriguing entrees or moreish mains. Large dinner plates become serving platters for canapés or petit-fours. Tapas plates feature stunning entrees, international cheeses or sweet treats.
Taco holders do double duty as receptacles for luscious corn cobs or scrumptious cannolis.

The Santo Alessi range is magnesium porcelain and is microwave, dishwasher and oven proof and we inspect every item by hand to ensure that each piece lives up to our high standards. Irregularities and variation in the glaze colour, texture, size and finish are inherent and should be expected due to the handcrafted nature of our pieces. 

For many years now, Santo Alessi has been the plate ware of choice by MasterChef Australia and Everyday Gourmet by Justine Schofield and most recently has been used on Family Food Fight.

With Santo Alessi you can make every meal a masterpiece.

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