The hands-on maiolica decorating classes, guided by Master Artist Marino Moretti are a special highlight of the program bringing special insights into the techniques, traditions and mythologies employed over the various periods.
The classes are conducted in Marino's "Studio d'Arte" located in his home, a 9th century castle in Viceno, perched on a hill top looking across the valley to the walled city of Orvieto.
Over the 3 sessions, including introduction to the subject and a presentation of techniques by Marino, the development of traditional Italian maiolica will be covered from the Medieval period through to the Renaissance - as well as more modern adaptations. Work completed during the workshops will be fired and handed back at a farewell dinner in Orvieto.
The Ceramica programs typically include: