Antica Fornace Deruta

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Antica Fornace Deruta
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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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Paradise11605755134
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A Glimpse of the Past
Oct 2019
I visited Antica Fornace during my stay in the Borgo of Deruta. With an interest in history, I was fascinated by the old kiln. Bbeing allowed to go down into the stoking pit was a highlight for me. I was very glad to see a picture of the kiln as it would have been when it was working. The shop is very crowded with many things to look at, but the work in there is very beautiful. Worth a visit especially if you are a potter.
Written 16 January 2020
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CELESTE A
4 contributions
Disappointing
Sep 2019
After the rave reviews, it was disappointing to find a tiny, disorganized shop with a very limited selection and no price tags. We arrived late morning, and the door was open, but no proprietor was there, and the lights were off. We went in and walked around for about five minutes. No one ever showed up.
Written 25 September 2019
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You have entered the shop without permission and then allow yourself to make a rude ignorant retreat.
Written 26 September 2019
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Victoria Spicer
London, UK3 contributions
Unique treasure trove!
Aug 2019
Antica Fornace is a unique treasure trove! Belonging to a family of potters and ceramic painters, it houses traditional Deruta ceramics and rare pieces of collected curio. Giovanni was kind, charming and enthusiastic in answering our questions about his collection. It was by far our favourite store in town.
Written 29 August 2019
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Jesse M
Milpitas, CA36 contributions
Hand painted Ceramics
Jun 2019 • Friends
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Rome, Italy, you must consider visiting Deruta Perugia,
Specifically, a quaint and wonderful old world ceramic shop called Antica Fornace Deruta. It is a multi generation, family owned ceramic shop, which includes many new and antique hand painted ceramics. There are two kilns in the shop that are hundreds of years old. It is very interesting. The shop owner, Giovanni, is a warm and welcoming breath of fresh air. No hard sell here.
I purchased many pieces of ceramics, that Giovanni graciously packed and shipped to the US for me. All pieces were received unbroken.
Deruta is a mid-evil town, with a town square, where you can sit and enjoy an Italian cup of coffee and maybe meet a local or two. The drive to Deruta, from Rome, is gorgeous!
Written 19 August 2019
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nickeradam30
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Beautiful dinnerware straight from Italy!
Mar 2019 • Business
I was able to pick out designs I loved and within a few weeks 8 plates (all hand painted and unique) a platter and serving bowl arrived at my doorstep without a signal blemish, chip or crack. All the way from Italy to California!!! They are breathtaking and the set will be an heirloom in our family to hand down for generations. I am already thinking of what more I can order for gifts!!! Thank you to Joan and Giovanni!
Written 31 July 2019
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bertie0184
Albany, NY14 contributions
A look at art and history
May 2018 • Couples
This shop and museum is wonderful experience. A wonderful look at a family's long standing involvement in the ceramics trade. Beautiful works from all eras.
Written 25 June 2018
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Suzieque57
Palo Alto, CA36 contributions
A fabulous and historic ceramics museum/workshop/store
Oct 2017 • Friends
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 and made here!). Giovanni gave my friends and I a tour of the place and we were thrilled with the selections we made for purchase.He even ships so no worries about transporting your treasures. I highly recommend a visit here! I have photos to share, but they are on my phone, not computer so I will add them later.
Written 19 October 2017
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Christian
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark114 contributions
A bit dissapointing
Jun 2017
Nice enough owner, although it was a bit disappointing. It's now turned into a shop, was hoping more for a museum
Written 23 June 2017
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Mike P
Huntington Beach, CA106 contributions
A must stop when you are in Umbria
Jun 2016 • Family
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 his shop. It is a virtual museum in the store. We bought several pieces and actually had to purchase an extra piece of luggage to get everything home safely. after we were back in the USA we were at an Italian festival and saw some of the same pieces we purchased but now they were three times the price. Definitely a great stop if you are in the area and it is a beautiful drive to get there. make sure and stop to appreciate the sunflower fields if you are there near the summer.
Written 1 February 2017
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TimW64
Frontignano, Italy17 contributions
A piece of history and fantastic service
Aug 2016
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 home of an ancient craft and this is a great place to discover it.
Written 2 September 2016
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