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Ceramics and Earthenware

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...
Gualdo Tadino and its pottery
In the wake of nearby Gubbio, a thriving pottery production came to life in...
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...
DISCOVERING THE TERRITORY 1
For the curious traveller, here is a suggestion for the best routes to take,...
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Art at your fingertips.  This is how we might define the production of artistic pottery in Umbria, without forgetting the majolica and the poorer Terracotta (earthenware).  Everyday objects – like jugs, plates, vases - even those used in chemists - to name but a few, become real frescoes. They represent an opportunity to display, within your own home,  Raphaelesque designs, meticulously detailed decoration created by skilled hands, historical portraits, timeless landscapes, bright and sometimes-conflicting colours and others more subtle and harmonious.

But not only that…  Getting to know our pottery, an art that is widely distributed over our land, is equal to retracing its fascinating history, travelling around Umbria and visiting the many cities in which it is produced. From Orvieto to Deruta, from Gubbio to Gualdo Tadino, from Città di Castello to Umbertide, from Perugia to Assisi …. you can admire the skills of our craftsmen, who may belong to different schools and currents, but are United by the same passion and dedication for working with clay, which, thanks to their work, exists in the form of unique pieces designed to last over time.

At the beginning, these productions were favoured by the area’s geographical morphology, due to the presence of good quality clay soils, river water and woods, providing a supply of timber for the furnaces. At present, however, we could say that pottery has become a choice,  made by many artisans who aim to cultivate beauty, so much so that the renewal of this tradition has made vertical leaps, recreating the traditional basic forms with a modern touch.

The slow turning lathe, the hands that shape the clay or that use small brushes for decoration, people who, through their art, bring life to their shops. These are the best reasons for deciding to walk along the “path of pottery”, not only by watching the video shown here, but also in real life.  For this reason, we are pointing out the best places to stop on this  fascinating journey.


 


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