Buongiorno Ceramica! Faenza, June 3-5

20 May 2016

From 3 to 5 June ceramics is back with the second edition of Buongiorno Ceramics! (Good morning ceramics!), the event wanted and thought by Italian Association of Ceramics Towns to promote the great tradition of Italian majolica.

The event takes place in Faenza and in the other 36 Italian cities of ancient pottery tradition, with special openings of pottery shops, museums, studios and workshops; guided tours, exhibitions, ovens, workshops, children’s activities, performances … But also meetings, music and food!

The ceramist aperitif

The opening cocktail will be held on Friday, June 3 at 7 pm in Piazza Nenni (ex Piazza della Molinella) and it is definitely not the usual aperitif, the wine is free (offered by the Oriolo Tower) and tasted in glasses made by us potters (1 beaker 10 €); in the air the music of the Gruppo Ottoni of the School of Music G. Sarti in Faenza, directed by Monica Albertazzi and Damian Drei.

Discovering workshops and ceramic workshops

There will be a lots of free guided visits to ceramic shops and workshops, on foot, by bike or shuttle bus. The tour that includes La Vecchia Faenza is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, starting with cycling at 10 am in front of the International Ceramics Museum (Viale Baccarini 19).

In addition to the tour, we organized four visits to the ceramic workshop of La Vecchia Faenza, Via Sant’Ippolito 23 / a, where you will witness a demonstration of the entire process of traditional decoration on majolica. The visit is free and for all participants there will be a souvenir of Faenza!

The visits to the workshop are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 am and at 12 am
  • Sunday, June 5, at 3:30 pm and at 5 pm

To participate you do not need a reservation. The visit lasts about 30 minutes.

See you there!

Night of the ceramic museums

The evening of Saturday, June 3, the main ceramic museums of Faenza will remain open beyond the usual time. The occasion is good to visit the MIC (up to 21), the concert in the Tramonti Museum (from 21 to 23) or join the guided tour in the dark in the Carlo Zauli Museum (free admission).