The Art of Caltagirone Ceramics

Caltagirone, Italy

Experience hosted by Salvatore

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in Italian and English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

What you'll do

Caltagirone is very well-known for its ceramics and we don't want this tradition to vanish with the time!
During this experience you will learn in a few steps how to realize a ceramic artwork following the ancient tradition of the masters of Caltagirone.
I will teach you the basic techniques of this incredible art and I will tell you the history of it.
During this brief introduction, I will follow you step by step in the realization of your object!
Once our object is finished, it will be cooked in the apposite oven. Since the cooking part takes long, I will ship your object home, so you can use it as a decoration in your house!
Other things to note
If you cannot find us, let me know and I pick you up!
Caltagirone is very well-known for its ceramics and we don't want this tradition to vanish with the time!
During this experience you will learn in a few steps how to realize a ceramic artwork following the ancient tradition of the masters of Caltagirone.
I will teach you the basic techniques of this incredible art and I will tell you the history of it.
During this brief introduction, I will follow you step by step in the realiza…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water and Espresso
  • Equipment
    Tools

Meet your Host, Salvatore

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 56 Reviews
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Hi, my name is Salvatore Floridia and I am a master of ceramics :)
I have more than 50 years of experience in this field since I started to create with ceramics when I was 6 years old.
I love my job and I do it day by day because it is my passion. I also organize courses of ceramics and I cannot wait to host this experience with all the arts lovers!
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Where you'll be

My laboratory is in the centre of Caltagirone, not far from St. Giacomo church.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 56 reviews.

Danilo
October 2021
Esperienza straordinaria, Salvatore ha descritto le varie fasi della creazione delle ceramiche in maniera esaustiva e coinvolgente inserendo anche richiami alla storia che meglio ne facevano comprendere il significato sia degli oggetti che dei decori. Ma la parte più soddisfacente è stata vivere praticamente la creazione di oggetti di ceramica partendo dalla cruda argilla e creando, costantemente seguiti da Salvatore, degli oggetti con le proprie mani. Esperienza assolutamente consigliata.
Monique
October 2021
Milou en ik hebben heel erg genoten van de ervaring. Salvatore was heel vriendelijk en prettig gezelschap.
Alexander
September 2021
Salvo and Salvatore are very professional and well educated in the art and working with ceramics! I really loved the experience by a relaxing and exiting time on their beautiful workshop.
Glen
September 2021
We opted for this experience as it seemed both fun and informative. And indeed it was. The host met us in their shop and then we were guided to their workshop! We saw Salvadore an amazing artisan at work and another great artist, she was hand painting this huge vase. We were given an apron, and after a detailed explanation on the process of how 'ceramica' is made, we were given some clay and our host guided us in first doing a small vase and then a typical face mask. We had a very good teacher! Afterwards we visited the shop from which we got a beautiful wall clock made by these amazing artists! We will receive our "work of art" via post which is great. We will surely be back ! If you are interested in having a fun afternoon, full of hands on experience and learning new things, this is surely the place to go!
Alessia
August 2021
L’esperienza é stata molto bella. Salvatore ci ha accolte calorosamente, ci ha intrattenute in maniera divertente e spiegato con cura come realizza le sue creazioni. Esperienza consigliata che rende la visita a Caltagirone più interessante e piacevole.
Emanuele
August 2021
Salvatore è stata una persona molto disponibile e coinvolgente. Esperienza divertente che consigliamo a tutti … genitori e figli …

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.