Posted by Mornings with Nicolle Camarata on June 29, 2011
A boy named Giovanni and his girlfriend were visiting Italy and he gave her a piggy back ride through the cobblestone streets. During their travels they kept seeing a figurine in shop windows of a priest giving a nun a piggy back ride and despite their efforts no one seems to have it for sale. Display only. Eventually Giovanni found the figurine to give to his girl. As he went to leave the shop-keeper told the American boy that the shop was for sale and quotes him a price in Euros. The seed had been planted and the ceramics enthusiast, several girls and several years later, is now the proud proprietor of Sorella Luna, which means ” sister moon” in Italian. The Ceramics and fine arts gallery offers masterpieces from Italy’s most renowned regions for ceramics. They specialize in hand-crafted works using ancient designs that have been perfected for years. The store has been open a little over a year-and-a-half and is full of beautiful platters featuring portrait, geometrico, figures and fruit patterns and a complete selection of other table wares. They even have figurines, but the one of the boy giving the girl a piggy back ride is…in great Italian tradition…not for sale. Sorella Luna is located at 416 NS 12th Avenue in Portland Oregon and can be reached at 503-973-5862 and can is online at www.thesorellaluna.com.