We first will meet in my shop in Montelupo fiorentino, an historical village known all over the world for its ceramic production, that it is situated in the middle of Pisa and Florence, easily reachable by train or by car in an about an half hour. After knowing each other we will go together in the factory and I will show all the cycle of producing Italian handmade ceramics, telling the history behind and explaining all the techniques. Then it will be your turn! We will go back to the shop where you will experience the "artisan workshop", you will make with my father your own pieces that subsequently I will fire and ship to your house, so you will always have a reminder of your trip in Florence! Being Montelupo a very nice village, you can decide to make a trip all around and also visit the wonderful ceramic museum that we have, or take some relax in the park of the Medici Villa. In any case I will make my best to make your experience happy and memorable!
Hi, my name is Matteo and thank you for being here! Since I was a child I saw my father and grandfather making handmade ceramics, and in time I have inherited the same passion in this very ancient job. Six years ago I have decided to take over the family business and now I am in the shop with my mother Betty, in the meantime my father Salvatore and my brother Marco are in the factory following the production. I love to show what we make and now, with this new Airbnb experience, I would like to share with you my knowledge and my passion for ceramics, and to make something unique together!
Transport by car to the factory is included, if needed
All the materials necessary to produce a vase are included After the experience, I will fire and ship to your house what you…
Our shop is like our house, it is open since twenty years and it will be a pleasure to share our passion with you. The factory is where we make the magic, and you will see how many hands handle one single ceramic from a piece of clay to a decorated majolica. Then I won't say more, it's a full-immersive experience that you have to feel with your eyes, your hands and your heart.
Remeber to bring a smile and a desire of discover an ancient Italian tradition! :)
If you have any doubt feel free to contact me, I will reply as soon as possible!