Our Team

  • Michael Kaplan


    After a successful career spanning 36 years in the high-tech industry, Michael pursued his love of woodworking by making hand-crafted hardwood tables and mirrors, with inlaid hand-painted tiles from Italy. In 2007, he opened his own shop, Tuscan Designs, in the beautiful coastal town of Rockport, Massachusetts. Since 2007, he has continued to expand our large selection of beautiful ceramics, linens and other home decor from talented artisans in Tuscany and Umbria.

  • Barbara Kaplan

    Barbara Kaplan

    Director of Purchasing

    While Barbara is still working in her own private practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist, she is an integral part of Tuscan Designs. She plays a key role in seeking out and evaluating beautiful new products to add to the Tuscan Designs product line.

  • Samantha Kaplan

    Samantha Kaplan

    Director of Sales

    Samantha has been working at Tuscan Designs for the past 5 years. She loves working in the shop and seeing all the customers enjoying the ceramics. Samantha lives in Massachusetts.

  • Rachel Kaplan

    Rachel Kaplan

    Director of Marketing

    Rachel has been working at Tuscan Designs for the past five years. She lives with her family in Massachusetts. She loves seeing the customers enjoying the different designs carried by Tuscan Designs! Rachel finds working at Tuscan Designs a pleasure and hopes all goes well for the shop each year!

  • Barbara DiGiovanni

    Sales Associate

  • Rachel Sternlicht

    Sales Associate

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