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Antica Fornace Deruta

Via Fabbretti 5 | Giovanni Baiano, 06053, Deruta, Italy
+39 392 525 8777
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A fabulous and historic ceramics museum/workshop/store

Giovanni Baiano's Antica Fornace Deruta is a trip back into history.This has been in his family for... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Palo Alto, California
A bit dissapointing

Nice enough owner, although it was a bit disappointing. It's now turned into a shop, was hoping... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Hillerod, Denmark
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Antica Fornace Baiano is a genuine historical and cultural treasure -not to be missed- with beautiful pottery!ANTICA FORNACE DERUTA, located in the historic center, is always open. It is a genuine family run pottery shop, with an exceptional museum, a one-of-a-kind antique collection of pottery from the original largest pottery factory in Deruta complete with artists renderings and prototypes from over the centuries. Also inside the shop is the first kiln of Deruta, an Etruscan and Medieval pottery kiln to explore, with all of the artistic history of the birth of pottery in Deruta and fragments on display. Don't lose time and energy. ANTICA FORNACE DERUTA is the first place you need to see when you come to Deruta to understand and live again the history, the tradition, the passion, and the beauty that Deruta has given to the world for centuries through its art of hand painted pottery. Learn it from a family of quality artists and artisans, the Baiano family. The shop is open every day, all day. You will recognize the building by all the colorful pieces and shards of pottery embedded in the wall – always a favorite photo-op. The Baiano family lives above and is always available. Someone is usually in the shop, if not, either call up to the window ... Francesco! ... or call the son, Giovanni! who runs the shop and speaks English. In the shop, they sell all types of pottery using the unique designs from their collection for the table and home furnishings, wedding gifts and plates, and more. They also do custom table service in the antique style or from a piece of art that you like. When you buy a piece of pottery from ANTICA FORNACE DERUTA you bring an exclusively personal and unique piece into your home. We await your visit!
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Via Fabbretti 5 | Giovanni Baiano, 06053, Deruta, Italy
+39 392 525 8777
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Giovanni Baiano's Antica Fornace Deruta is a trip back into history.This has been in his family for generations! The patterns and designs date back to the 1400's. They have made ceramics for royalty, and even American royalty (Jackie Kennedy had a set of dishes designed...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Nice enough owner, although it was a bit disappointing. It's now turned into a shop, was hoping more for a museum

Thank chrras
Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you are looking for unique and hand made traditional ceramics, then you not need to look any further. This place is great and has a great atmosphere that is set by the owner who takes the time to explain the history of everything in...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing place with a fascinating history; an opportunity to explore the history of Deruta's famous majolica in one shop. We took a liking to a plate design and ordered one similar which was made from scratch in just over a week. Deruta is the...More

1  Thank TimW64
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Wandered over to look at the antique furnace which dates back to the Etruscan times. You can actually walk inside and see the fragments and other items found in the kilns when they were discovered. Lots of interesting pieces in the little museum which show...More

2  Thank Etrusci
Reviewed 3 June 2016

My friend from Idaho took me to Antica Fornace. Giovanni is really nice, informative and I loved the mini museum. There are so many fabulous designs to choose from it made it hard to decide! The exterior of the building is embossed with ceramics from...More

1  Thank kathy t
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was a most delightful experience. We met the Italian owner (whose family has been making ceramics for, pretty much, ever.) and his Amercian wife. Their family home is located above some ancient Etruscan ovens (which had been covered for centuries and were only (relatively)...More

2  Thank bucci
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I spent almost a month at the Scuola de Arte Rainieri, in Deruta. The Antica Fornace, is in the old city of Deruta, has a mini-museum of photographs that document the history of this ceramic town from the perspective of a family that has been...More

1  Thank Mirna G
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Antica Fornace Deruta is located in the popular ceramics production city of Deruta, Italy. The establishment is off the main street, but searching for it on narrow streets of the old city is half the fun. The business is family owned and operated and has...More

3  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We spent some weeks in Italy before we found the shop from which we wanted to bring home momentos and gifts. The key reasons for shopping at Antica Fornace Deruta are three. First, the ceramics are lovely--some designs are new, but most are based on...More

2  Thank Iambic
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29 February 2016|
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Response from anticafornacederuta | Property representative |
Thank you for your attention certain we are open all day, you know where we are? As soon as the main arc of the country the first street on the left. Thanks again, we look forward to Sunday.
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