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Christmas 2019: in December our ceramic shops are also open on Sundays!

21 November 2019 · Categoria Communications

red and gold christmas balls in artistic ceramic decorated by hand

Preparations for Christmas have begun and, while the first illuminations appear in the historical centers, we are also setting up our stores to welcome you and assist you in the best way in the choice of Christmas gifts.

Christmas balls, pendants for Christmas trees, small collectable cribs and a wide selection of gift items await you in the shops of La Vecchia Faenza and Laura Silvagni, which are also open on Sundays in December.

The Christmas openings of La Vecchia Faenza

In December the traditional artistic ceramic shop La Vecchia Faenza in via Sant’Ippolito 23 / a, Faenza will be open every day including the following holidays:

  • Sunday 1 December
  • Sunday 15 December
  • Sunday 22 December
  • Sunday 29 December

Sunday 8 December, on the occasion of the feast of the Immaculate Conception and the “Sagra del Torrone” in Faenza, only Corso Garibaldi 12 / a will be opened.

The opening hours are:

  • Monday to Friday 08.30-12.30 and 14.30-18.30
  • Saturday and Sunday 8: 30-12.30 and 15: 00-19: 00

La Vecchia Faenza shop will be closed on December 8th, 25th and 26th and January 1st.

Laura Silvagni’s Christmas openings

In December the Laura Silvagni workshop of decorated majolica with the Raphaelesque style and traditional ceramics awaits you every day including the following holidays:

  • Sunday 8 December (Immaculate Conception)
  • Sunday 15 December
  • Sunday 22 December
  • Monday 24 December (Christmas Eve)
  • Sunday 29 December

The opening hours are Monday to Sunday 08.30-12.30 and 15.30-19.00.

The Laura Silvagni workshop will be closed on December 25th and 26th and January 1st and 6th.

Our e-commerce is always open

We remind you that a wide selection of our artistic ceramics is present in our e-commerce www.ceramicafaenza.it.

Any purchases will be processed the first working day following the order date.

ceramic Christmas decoration (christmas balls)

A moment of brush decoration.

decorator at work on a ceramic christmas ball

The decorator at work; on the left the object ready for cooking.

Large ornamental plate with a pastoral scene inspired by Boucher

16 August 2019 · Categoria Artistic ceramics

grande piatto ornamentale con scena pastorale di Boucher

We have made this large ornamental plate in majolica with a diameter of 62 cm with a central scene inspired by the “Pastoral Subject” by Francois Boucher (18th century). The border is richly decorated in Raphaeleque style with inserts of hilly and fluvial landscapes alternating with dancing cherubs on a blue background.

The dish presents a vast sample of the decorative richness of the Raphaeleque, with garlands, leaves, cherubs and winged figures from the man’s bust.

dettaglio di figura raffaellesca

It is a unique and signed piece of particular value, where the decoration of ceramics is real painting. Its realization required a great decorative effort; both the central scene and the Raphaelesque figures are painted with a brush tip with great attention and precision. We are certain that you will spend hours observing this dish before having grasped all the details of its meticulous decorations.

Buy this plate on CeramicaFaenza.it

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The Ceramics Museum of Faenza, a treasure to be discovered

5 July 2019 · Categoria Artistic ceramics

Ceramics have been produced in Faenza since the Middle Ages, but it is from the late fifteenth century, when the majolica technique reaches perfection, that decorations inspired by the Byzantine world, Arab culture and the Middle and Far East are developed. Faenza’s Renaissance decorations – the same that we produce in our shops even today – have become famous all over the world, bringing the name of Faenza to become synonymous with majolica.

The majolica of Faenza therefore has a long history that survives in the many shops of potters still working in Faenza, and is preserved in the International Museum of Ceramics – MIC.

MIC – International Museum of Ceramic in Faenza

International Museum of Ceramics - MIC

The MIC is among the main points of artistic and historical interest of the city of Faenza, as well as probably the most important museum of ceramic art in the world. Founded in 1908, its ceramics collection has grown over time thanks to the efforts of Gaetano Ballardini, director of the MIC until 1953. Read more >>

Faenza celebrating with the District A Weekend and Buongiorno Ceramica!

7 May 2019 · Categoria Events

The third weekend of May, the center of Faenza and our ceramics workshops will be the protagonists of a series of high artistic events!

District A Weekend – 17-19 May 2019

distretto a weekend 2019 a Faenza
On Friday 17 May the twelfth District A Weekend begins, the festival of the highly artistic district. This year the theme is GraziePrego (Thanks/You are welcome): kindness that brings a smile, an accompanying hand, one more word rather than one less. On Friday evening there will be the traditional Itinerant Dinner: more than 50 stops to eat and drink among installations, exhibitions and artistic performances. Saturday continues with Art & street food, with events, tastings, dining in courtyards, balconies, lounges.

Sunday morning we are waiting for you at La Vecchia Faenza (via Sant’Ippolito 23 / a) for Breakfast at the Shop: from 9 to 12 you can enjoy a good coffee and a freshly baked croissant from Pasticceria Flamigni served on a hand-painted saucer made by our ceramists for the occasion. The cost of breakfast is € 5 and includes the saucer! Read more >>

Visit the laboratory where our artistic ceramics of Faenza are born

28 February 2019 · Categoria Miscellaneous

We are at the end of February, but looking out the window, spring already seems to have blossomed! In the central hours of the day you can walk around the center of Faenza even without a jacket, to the warmth of this unusual winter sun. And after the beautiful windows of Piazza del Popolo you could take a walk in the shadow of the Cathedral, up to Via Sant’Ippolito. At number 23 / a you will find our shop La Vecchia Faenza where, behind the great exhibition of artistic ceramics, you can visit the laboratory where our creations are born.

A tradition that begins in antiquity – even in the first century A.C. – and became famous in the world in the 1400-1500, when most of the decorative styles that became symbol of the ceramics of Faenza are born. And the processing technique, from the fifteenth century to today, has remained the same!

The visit to the La Vecchia Faenza ceramic laboratory is therefore a real journey into one of the oldest and most appreciated traditions of Italian craftsmanship. An opportunity for groups and schoolchildren to look at a tradition that is still alive in the gestures and words of our ceramists, always available to explain each stage of processing.

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