The painting and art of Maiolica ceramics from Deruta
The mastery shown by the professional artists of the Deruta ceramics companies in painting the hand-made maiolica dishes, vases and small sweet-boxes is truly amazing. You’ll see the master painters at work and will have the chance to create and paint your very own artistic artefact. The art of sculpture and painting involved in Deruta maiolica has its roots in bygone centuries, when the area was the fulcrum of Umbria’s immense passion and talent for craftsmanship. This ancient art has been handed down through generations for centuries, and it is increasingly difficult to find a true professional in the sector. The workshop will begin with a theoretical explanation of the sculpting techniques created on the potter’s wheel and of the drawing and painting on the glazed and non-glazed surfaces, with a little explanation of the pigments used and the most common themes. Then there will be a practical demonstration of the theory; with the help of the master artist you will be able to create and paint your very own artefact. You will also have the opportunity to take your piece home with you or buy an object of your choice by visiting the company showroom where works of true mastery and authenticity are displayed.