Caleca Ceramiche

Cinquecento

Theme! Work lingo day.

(1) Uno. “NAVSUP” = Naval Supply Systems Command. I work in an office under NAVSUP control.

(2) Due. “Welcome Aboard!” = standard greeting for anyone joining a US Navy endeavor, because, you know, they are welcoming me onto the ship.

(3) Tre. “FLC” = Fleet Logistics Center. Sigonella is a NAVSUP FLC.

(4) Quattro. “Wave tops” = the highlights of an issue or indicators about the big picture.

(5) Cinque. “GLS” = Global Logistics Support. NAVSUP GLS is the upper echelon command center in San Diego.

Cento

Hand-painted Caleca ceramics (“ceramiche”), in Patti, Sicilia.

First, slap some paint in the middle. Next, several well-timed paint strokes while the wheel spins the plate underneath the artist’s hand. Each artist controlled the speed of the plate’s rotations.
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After all that hard work, put it on a shelf to dry, and wait to add it to inventory or a new order.

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Here are some other pictures from this famous ceramics maker, Caleca, who has an exclusive line with Williams Sonoma.

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A cereal bowl whose shape is only sold at Williams Sonoma.

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I visited the Caleca factory on an ITT group outing. Patti is about 90 minutes from Sigonella with a lovely sea view along almost the entire route.

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Happy weekend!

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