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.
Guided tours are free admission, booking is recommended. This is a preview of the processing steps performed in our laboratory.
Sponging of ceramic biscuit before enamelling
Biscuit and glazed ceramic
Colors of artistic ceramics
Decoration with a brush of artistic ceramics
The ceramist Laura Silvagni decorates an amphora
Decoration of an artistic ceramic plate
The ceramist sprays the crystalline before baking the pottery
Preparing the kiln for cooking majolica
The kiln after cooking the artistic ceramics