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LA MAGIA DELLE FUSERUOLE
There are no translations available.   "Un’inedita collezione di fuseruole...
THE VILLAGE OF POTTERY
Ripabianca is a remarkable hilltop village, in the Municipality of Deruta, not...
THE POTTERY AND BRICKWORKS OF UMBRIA
The town of Marsciano is well known for its production of brickwork and...
POTTERY IN ORVIETO IS SURROUNDED BY HISTORY
In Orvieto, the tradition of pottery has its roots in the Etruscan period, so...
Buccheri, pottery and the jugs of the Celebration of the Ceri
In Gubbio, pottery work dates back to the Middle Ages, with its characteristic...
Pottery of Deruta
It is not easy to describe the renowned pottery of Deruta, without the risk of...
ART AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Art at your fingertips.  This is how we might define the production of...
DISCOVERING THE TERRITORY 1
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Gualdo Tadino and its pottery PDF Print E-mail

In the wake of nearby Gubbio, a thriving pottery production came to life in Gualdo Tadino, in the 16th century (though there is also earlier evidence) and developed further in the 18th century with multiple depictions of the Madonna and Child and ex voto. It found its finest expression, however, at the end of the 19th century, thanks to Paolo Rubboli, with whom the famous native painter Giuseppe Discepoli and also Alfredo Santarelli both collaborated. Rubboli settled in Gualdo in 1875 and resumed the technique using gold and ruby lusterware, inherited from Mastro Giorgio. The echoes of the Risorgimento can also be found in his productions, like the commemorative plates dedicated to the heroes of the time, such as Giuseppe Garibaldi. Santarelli, in turn, initially carried on the work of Rubboli and then found his own direction, reinterpreting patterns and decorations in the most diverse styles, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, from Hispanic-Moorish to Liberty and Art Deco. Current production still features the technique of lusterware and the testimony of these great masters, providing evidence of their creative ability and originality. Lastly, the fascinating history of Gualdo ceramics can be retraced, in the Museo Civico (Civic Museum) at the Rocca Flea castle.


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