Go and discover an authentic land, with amazing natural beauties, through the art and traditions of the place; come to Fratte Rosa, an enchanting village on the Marche hills, in a territory still to be explored.
Fratte Rosa has been for centuries the cradle of terracotta. Its land, very rich in clay, has allowed the flourishing of the art of forging terracotta, preserved by the local potters, since the Middle Ages.
The production of popular ceramics still continues in Fratte Rosa through the selling in the workshops, preserving an artisan heritage of "archaic figures", started in the Middle Ages used for cooking and the storage of food.
Discover the history of our shapes and the processing of terracotta, visiting our workshops surrounded by a unique landscape. You can admire one by one: "Bottega dei cocci" by Giovanna, the Laboratory of Giacomo and that of Daniele.
You will discover the gestures of tradition and its history. You will see the processing of objects that will be unique, signed by you and once cooked, we will ship them to your home.
Duration: 4 hr
- no transfer available, you should have your own car
The craftsman will allow you to mold the clay with a potter’s wheel just as the ancients did, color it with the colors of the earth and bake it in an oven.
The molds you will create by free hand, using the traditional techniques, such as the wick, will then be baked in the oven. Once dipped in the enamel, you can choose how to decorate it, with a freehand drawing, with the dusting or with a mask stencil
After having discovered the artistic and naturalistic beauties of our territory, the day will end with our treats offered with an enjoyable aperitif.
PROGRAMME OF THE DAY
Hr. 2.30 pm: Meeting point in Piazza San Giorgio to reach La Bottega dei Cocci, Giovanna’s laboratory
Hr. 4.00 pm: Arrival at Giacomo Bonifazi’s laboratory
Hr. 5.30 pm: Arrival at Daniele Giombi ‘s laboratory