It started back in 1983, when sisters Susan and Frances took a trip to Italy with their mother, Lee. They were enchanted by the colorful dinnerware at their hotel, so, naturally, they arranged a next-day meeting in Vietri sul Mare with the artisans who made it. Soon after, they teamed up with Italian artisans to create their very own dishes to share with the world (and, yes, named them after the town where it all began).