Project Description

Ceramics workshop in Montelupo

Montelupo Fiorentino is a small town located thirty minutes away Florence. This small village is famous throughout Italy for the production of fine ceramics and glass.

A private accessible van will take you in front of the Montelupo Ceramics Museum, where you will discover a fascinating story that draws its origin in a mysterious well. In 1973, during the paving works of an ancient road of the castle of Montelupo, an ancient well was found and was later baptized “well of the wash houses”, turning out to be a great archaeological site. A patient restoration work led to the discovery of approximately 1500 archeological remains.

Visit the museum with the help of a bilingual guide expert in archeology, and reconstruct the historical events of this important production center in pre-industrial Europe.
The Museum of Ceramics is divided into two floors, both accessible by elevator. The Museum includes a collection of exclusive ceramic works ranging from the late 13th to the early 18th century, selected from those found during excavations and now preserved in warehouses.

By the end of the visit, you can attend the demonstration of a Master Decorator or participate in a workshop on the manipulation of clay by creating a personal artifact.
It is a versatile laboratory that does not require previous technical skills, but that allows, under the guidance of an expert operator, to learn the basic techniques for the realization of various forms of Montelupo ceramics.
After a brief historical introduction on Montelupo majolica and its technology, you will be given a wooden tablet to master your own given clay with the different techniques illustrated. By the end of the workshop, you can take home the artifact you just made. By the end of the experience, a van will take you back to your hotel.