The art of ceramics

Italy and its ancient tradition of ceramics

There must be a reason that ceramics have been a part of human history since prehistoric times. Ductile and manageable, it is the raw material used to create numerous useful as well as artistic objects. In its various forms (ceramic, tile, porcelain…), ceramics production has touched many areas of our country.

 

The southern regions learned from Greece’s precious heritage and since then have been producing fine ceramic works. The central regions did the same but they owe their ancient knowledge to the Etruscans.

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Orvieto, Siena and Faenza have been important production centres since the Middle Ages. Florence, where ceramics have been produced since the twelfth century, was already a leader in this art during the Medici era, when Grand Duke Francesco I had a workshop and kiln in the Boboli Gardens to produce majolica. In the mid-eighteenth century, the Carlo Ginori (1737) Factory first produced majolica and then porcelain.

 

In Umbria, between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, the centres Urbania (recognized in ’94 as a production area of ​​artistic and traditional ceramics by the AICC, Italian Association of Ceramics Cities), Casteldurante, Urbino and Pesaro, are also important. There, they still produce, in the words of D’Annunzio, “ancient shapes of inimitable grace”.

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Even today, the ceramics of Deruta have a prestigious history, taking their inspiration from the second half of the 1400s to the end of the 1600s.

 

The north has renowned ceramics centres such as Savona and Albisola in Liguria, where this craft has ancient origins due to the numerous basins of clay found in this territory. Then there are the ceramics of Veneto, whose golden moment was in the 1700s, thanks to the discovery in Europe of the secret to making porcelain.

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L’arco azzurro
Via Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti, 33b, 50144 Firenze, FI, Italia

RossoRamina
Via delle Sane Vecchie, 82, Capannori, LU, Italia

Laboratorio Paravicini
Via Nerino, 8, Milano, MI, Italia

Ceramiche artistiche Vignoli
Via Fermi, 30, Faenza, RA, Italia

Linea Sette Ceramiche
Via della Robbia Luca, 2, Marostica, VI, Italia

Marino Moretti Studio d’Arte
Piazza del Duomo, 1, Orvieto, TR, Italia

Orviet’Anna Ceramiche
Via dei Dolci, 8, Orvieto, TR, Italia

Buccheri Antonio Rossi
Via Savelli della Porta, 1, Gubbio, PG, Italia

Ceramiche Fusari
Corso Cavour 431/433, Orvieto

Ceramica Bontempo di Amato Bontempo
Viale Nettuno, 116, Francavilla al Mare, CH, Italia

Bottega Vestita
Via S. Sofia, 23, Grottaglie, TA, Italia

Grazia Maioliche
Via Tiberina, 181, Deruta, PG, Italia

Ceramiche Mazzotti
Corso Matteotti, 25, Albissola Marina, SV, Italia

Ceramica Gatti 1928
Via Federico Pompignoli 4, Faenza, RA, Italia

Alessi Giacomo Ceramiche Artistiche
Via Principe Amedeo, 9, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

Ceramiche Sammartino e Delfino
Via Roma, 32, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

Iudici Ceramiche
Via Pio la Torre, 3, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

La Fornace del Bucchero
Via Federico da Montefeltro, 10, Gubbio, PG, Italia

Il Bottegaccio di Daddiego Mario & C.
Via Madonna dell'Idris, 10-11, Matera, MT, Italia

Sil.Va Ceramica
Piazza Umberto I, 19, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

Ceramiche De Simone
Via Messina, 695, Catania, CT, Italia

Ceramiche Artistiche di Francesco Navanzino
Via Stazione Isolamento, 47, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

Ceramiche artistiche Branciforti
Via Scala S.Maria del Monte, 5, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

Ceramica ND Dolfi
Via Tosco Romagnola Nord, 1, Montelupo Fiorentino, FI, Italia

L’Antica Casteldurante
Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 4, Urbania PU, Italia

Angelo Sciannella Ceramiche Artistiche
Corso Italia, 207, Cabras, OR, Italia

Ceramiche Condò
Piazza Tribuna, 13, Gerace, RC, Italia

Liberati Ceramiche d’Arte
Via Val di Foro, 101, Villamagna, CH, Italia

Este Ceramiche Porcellane
Via Sabina, 31, Este, Padova, PD, Italia

Il Pesce Rosso Ceramiche
Via Campo Marzio, 14, Bassano del Grappa, VI, Italia

Materia Ceramica
Via dei Priori, 70, Perugia, PG, Italia

Poggi Ugo
Via Imprunetana per Tavarnuzze, 16, Impruneta, FI, Italia

Ceramiche d’Arte Ammannati A & G
Via Virginio, 330, Montespertoli, FI, Italia

Virginia Casa
Via Virginio, 378, Montespertoli - Loc. Anselmo, FI, Italia

Ceramiche Artistiche di Margherita G. Pilloni
Via Francesco Crispi, 29/A, Oristano, OR, Italia

Rampini
Via dei Consoli, 52, Gubbio, PG, Italia

Ceramiche Artistiche Molaroni
Via Luca Della Robbia, 9, Pesaro, PU, Italia

La Fornacina Keramik Studio
Città Fiera, Martignacco, Udine

Ditta Monica Grandi
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 155, Ferrara, FE, Italia

Ceramica De Rosa Giulia
Via Luigi Ferrara, 50, Cava de' Tirreni, SA, Italia

Bottega Giustiniani
Via Serre, 20, San Lorenzello, BN, Italia

Stefania Santone Ceramiche Artistiche
Via Roma, 76, Guardiagrele, CH, Italia

Porta Pepice
Via San Francesco, 31, Matera, MT, Italia

Walter Usai
Via Carmine, 221, Assemini, CA, Italia

Terra Crea di Tonino Negri
Via Lodino, 64, Lodi, LO, Italia

Studio d’arte Tiziano Donzelli
Via Arturo Toscanini, 5, Pesaro, PU, Italia

Ceramiche Mirta Morigi
Via Barbavara, 19/4, Faenza, RA, Italia

Ceramiche Nicolò Morales
Via Principe Amedeo, 28, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

Bottega Del Monaco
Via Santa Sofia, 6, 74023 Grottaglie, Taranto

Arghillà l’arte delle terre
Via Sbarre Centrali, 249, Reggio Calabria, Italia

Laboratorio Spazio Nibe
Via Camillo Hajech, 4, Milano, MI, Italia

Ceramiche Cusumano Giacomo
Via Duomo, 6, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

Le Maioliche di Riccardo Varsallona
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 33, Caltagirone, CT, Italia

Mastro Cencio Ceramica d’Arte
Via dei SS. Martiri Giovanni e Marciano 14, Civita Castellana, VT, Italia

Ceramica Pezzetta
Via Provinciale Osovana, 13, Buia UD, Italia

Capodimonte Porcellane D’Arte
Viale Pietro Nenni, 50, Calvizzano, NA, Italia