Figline di Prato, 1901 - Albisola , 1970 ITALY

At a very young age, he moved to Genoa, where he made a living from making copies of the Tuscan Old Masters.
He settled in Albisola in 1920 and, the next year, began his career as a ceramicist with the "M.A.S." [Maioliche Artistiche Savonesi ('Artistic Ceramics of Savona')] manufactory.
In 1924, he changed to the "Alba Docilia" ceramics manufactory, proving himself as one of the best exponents in the rebirth of the Ligurian ceramic tradition and imposing his own artistic personality over the whole range of Albisola’s new ceramic production.
In 1927, he founded "S.P.I.C.A." [Società per Industria Ceramiche Artistiche ('The Artistic Ceramics Industry Company')] and hosted the sculptor Arturo Martini in his workshops in order to be able to work on some of his creations.
In 1928, briefly caught up with the Futurist movement, he succeeded in combining the search for new forms and decor with the exigencies of industrial production.
In 1929/30, on the premises of the old "Fenice" factory, he brought to life "La Fiamma" ['The Flame'] manufactory, in the framework of which he began the Futurist production that he would present at the 5th Triennale [Triennial Arts Exhibition] of Milan in 1933.
In 1932, he was appointed "Capo Nazionale dell'Arte Ceramica e del Vetro" ('National Head of Ceramic and Glass Arts') by the National Fascist Federation of Craftsmen.
In 1933, he presented his terracotta sculpture in chrome and rubber tubing at the 4th Sindacale of Genoa, with the title "Gas Mask"; he took part in the First National Futurist Exhibition in Rome and won, in the same year, the first prize in the 3rd Craft Fair of Florence and exhibited at the 5th Triennale of Decorative Arts in Milan.

In 1939, he was called to the "I.L.S.A." [Industria Lavorazione Stoviglie Albisola ('Albisola Tableware Manufacture')] to take on the duties of artistic director.
Following the suspension of production due to the war, in 1949, he joined in partnership with his brother Renato and changed the name of the manufactory from "Fiamma" to "La Tavola della Pupa" ['The Doll’s Table'] and, in 1956, thanks to his degree of success, he opened a new manufactory called "Ceramiche Minime Fratelli Pacetti" ['The Pacetti Brothers' Minimal Ceramics'], with its headquarters in Albisola Capo.