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In Gubbio, pottery work dates back to the Middle Ages, with its characteristic cobalt blue products.  However, it really started to develop between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th centuries, thanks to the presence of Mastro Giorgio Andreoli, to whom, in recognition of his importance, several place names in the town centre have been dedicated. Mastro Giorgio introduced the techniques of reflection and lusterware with intense colours including gold, silver, green and especially ruby red. In the 20th century, however, it was Aldo Ajò who left his very personal mark on the industry, with his cutting edge accents. Later, in the second half of the 20th century, a “floral” style also developed as well as the creation of unusual Etruscan-style buccheri, with grafitto decoration and polychrome and gold enamels. To learn more and get a better look at the world of ceramics, Gubbio holds the Biennali d’Arte della Ceramica e dei lavori in Metallo (the Biennial of the Art of Ceramics and of Metal works). This is a great source of experiences of artists on a national level, together with the specific dedicated section inside the Museo Comunale (Municipal Museum).

A note regarding tradition in the area: On the occasion of the Celebration of the Ceri (tall wooden candle-like structures), (on 15th May), at the moment of lifting of the Ceri in the square of Piazza dei Consli, each Capodieci (who guides the Ceri) throws the ceramic pitcher of whichever Cero team he belongs to, which breaks into a thousand pieces. The people present in the square fight to recover the fragments of the broken jug, to keep as souvenirs or for good luck!


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