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Umbria Italy

Ceramics Painting


Ceramics Painting

We offer our guests a very unique opportunity to not only learn about the history of fine Italian ceramics, but also to get an insider's view in a real ceramics painting studio. Join our favorite ceramic artist, Gerardo Ribigini, at his studio in historic Deruta. Spend 3-4 hours learning about the process of making ceramic tableware and get to know the distinct painting styles of different cities including Deruta, Tuscany, the Amalfi coast, and even Gubbio, which is also located in Umbria. Then - it's your turn! Try your hand at the fine art of ceramic painting and paint a plate of your own under Ribigini's watchful eye. Choose from a number of traditional Deruta designs and practice the patience and steady hand that is required for each fine and distinct line. Explore how to blend combinations of powders to make just the right color and consistency. Your work of art will then be glazed and fired for you to bring home as a unique souvenir. 

Take a look at more photos from our Ceramics Painting gallery here!

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