The art of Maiolica (tin-glazed pottery) has been practiced in Tuscany since the late Middle Ages. Explore this venerable tradition in a hands-on workshop in the charming Tuscan town of Colle Val d'Elsa where a skilled, English-speaking ceramicist will open her atelier to you, teaching you how to model the clay and the techniques for decorating it.
Following a visit to the atelier to observe the phases of glazing and firing in the kiln, you will spend about an hour working with the clay until you are able to build a small object such as a simple vase or a bowl. Since you cannot decorate your item right away, the instructor will prepare some plates so that you can learn how to paint them in the Tuscan style, using traditional figural or landscape subjects.
Afterwards, the plate will be fired at high temperatures in a special kiln and after two days you can pick it up. You will not only take home a memorable experience but also your very Tuscan own plate!
|# of People||Price|
|1 person||$237.00 per person|
|2 people||$128.00 per person|
|3 people||$92.00 per person|
|4 people||$73.00 per person|
|5 people||$62.00 per person|
|6 people||$54.00 per person|
Please note that the exact time of your workshop will be confirmed according to the artisan's availability.
We recommend that you book this activity at the beginning of your stay in Tuscany. In this way, you will be able to pick up the plate you decorated. If you cannot do so, the plate can be shipped to your home address for an additional fee.
The service is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
Sites Included: A ceramics workshop in Colle Val d'Elsa, a hill town 17 miles from Siena and 30 miles from Florence.
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