David Sanfilippo


Sanfilippo Chess Series
Reading, PA

I am a free spirit who enjoys the beauty and challenges that life brings.  Since I was a youngster I have always wanted to make my own chess sets and after years of trying I am finally able to make a chess set series that I am very proud of.  As a craftsman and a chess player myself, my goal is to continue to grow as a creator and to make top of the line chess sets.

Each set has a theme and is an original work of art.  Showing character and charm, each piece is hand-built, sculpted and carved from stoneware clay, bisque fired and then glazed to a high fire for a permanent finish and durability for play.  The boards are handcrafted from hardwoods by woodworker Tim Coldren.

Earlier chess sets, of which only one is still available, were hand sculpted from terra cotta, bisque fired to cone B6, and painted with Windsor and Newton Acrylic Paints.

There is only one original for each set in this series and every single piece is unique.