Umbrian pottery

1 May

We discovered this little pottery shop in the the town of Deruta (just outside Perugia) in Umbria on Easter Monday — not many places were open so we really lucked out — especially because, instead of ending up in one of the huge factories recommended by the tour books, we ended up at a boutique run by a family of artisans.  We even got to see the father (one of the artists) at work — it was so detailed — just amazing We purchased a platter as a “thank you” to the people whose villa we were using and I bought a large bowl.   

I love the Umbrian style of pottery and I really wanted to find out the history behind this dragon figure that appears in a lot of the designs but alas, I couldn’t find it.  The shop where we stopped is called Ceramiche Segoloni  — and I couldn’t recommend it more.  The family were lovely and the pieces were all very good value. Go visit!

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One Response to “Umbrian pottery”

  1. Betty May 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful!

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