THE CERAMICS OF DERUTAView the creation of my favorite things to buy in Italy. Deruta in Umbria is worth a visit.

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Deruta is one of the many cities in Italy that is know for its ceramics. In 2009 we started our trip in Umbria and made a special trip to view the many small and large ceramic factories that make this city famous.

Grazia, in Deruta is an old and famous producer of majolica which is a tin glazed earthenware which is glazed a second time.

You can finde out more by going to ThatsArte.com Itallian Pottery Journal

http://www.thatsarte.com/blog/

Grazia has a great site, at

http://www.ubaldograzia.it

It has both English and Italian translations

On the day we visited, we had the good fortune to hit at lunch time and Mr. Grazia gave us a tour of the facility. For his troubles we left most of our money with him as we found so many beautiful things to bring back to the US.

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The outside of the factory and store in Deruta.

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If only we could afford the urns and have them shipped back.

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It all starts with raw clay.

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Raw items after first firing I believe.

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Waiting for painting.

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Mr. Ulbado Grazia with one of the many artists hand painting items.

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Detail of the creation.

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More painting

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Another of the many designs of the

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Besides the factory and retail store, there is a museum.

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More on display.

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Part of our order and the shipping documents. Can’t wait till we get these back in the US.

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I spent all the money, can’t buy anything else.

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Ciao, time to head to the Adriatic side.

Greg Speck 2016