Majolica factory in Deruta Umbria

Majolica factory in Deruta Umbria

I’ve already written a blog post about majolica in Deruta, Umbria. But this time I visited the most famous and historical majolica factory in Deruta: Ditta G. Grazie & C.  The current owner of the Grazia factory is Ubaldo. He is the grandson of “nonno” Grazia who built the factory still in use today in 1920. The history of majolica production The majolica tradition dates back […]

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Deruta ceramics

Deruta ceramics

Though I know Umbria quite well, in all these years I had never been to Deruta. Deruta is a medieval village close to Perugia, along the E45 highway, and famous for it’s hand painted pottery, majolica and ceramics. I went to see it all with my own eyes on a sunny Saturday early April and wasn’t disappointed. Nothing much is known of the early history […]

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Handmade ceramics in Spoleto

Handmade ceramics in Spoleto

Giuseppe Di Salvio is a good friend of mine. I have met him 4 years ago when I started working in the Spoleto area. Originally he comes from Vietri sul Mare, a small village nearby Naples. Giuseppe is an artist. He has a passion for pottery and ceramics. Since 4 years he has his own ceramic store “La Torre” in the city center of Spoleto. […]

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