Availability: Mondays , Tuesdays , Wednesdays , Thursdays , Fridays , Saturdays
Duration: 3 hours

THE INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC SCHOOL OF MONTELUPO
Experience one of the most typical crafts of the Tuscan tradition! Arianna & Friends organizes private classes of decoration on ceramics during your holiday in Tuscany in an authentic ceramic workshop in Montelupo Fiorentino near Florence.

Pottery is one of the most traditional artistic productions of Tuscany. A town by Florence, called Montelupo Fiorentino, is commonly considered the center of this characteristic Tuscan art. We bring you to a real workshop, where you learn some techniques for decorating vases, plates or tools. Our  expert ceramic artisan Ferruccio will lead you through the secrets of colours, forms, brushes etc.. Your teacher has got a many year long experience in decorating vases, jugs, plates and many other different objects, after attending the Internation School of Ceramics right in Montelupo Fiorentino. The classes take 3 hours and take place in the workshop of the ceramist right inside the school.


Your unique souvenir

In the end the items you decorated will be your unique and personal souvenir of Tuscany. Your items will be baked to fix the colors in the following days. You can get your items after baking if you are still in Tuscany or have them shipped home with a surcharge. Please, check with our personnel on the time necessary to bake the pots after the class, as this might require some days.
This activity is particularly advisable to families with children as all the materials and tools used are completely safe.

 

Whom you meet

In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you.
During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.

Ferruccio

friend

Massimo

guide

Luca

guide

Veronica

guide
Rates Table

The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.

PRIVATE CLASS OF DECORATION ON CERAMICS
AT OUR CERAMIC SCHOOL IN MONTELUPO, TUSCANY

– RATES 2017 –

NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY

TOTAL RATE

from 2 to 8 persons € 460
9 persons € 500
10 persons € 540
extra person € 40

Rates include

  • An English speaking assistant for the whole class
  • Teaching by a local artist
  • Decoration material
  • Tax

Rates do NOT include

  • Transportation

Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.

This is a message we received from Valerie, who took her young children to one of our ceramic classes while visiting Tuscany:

Veronica,
The kids had a great time and talked about their arts all day long. My husband and I were blown away at all you guys did. It really wasn’t what we were expecting! It was so much more. You guys went above and beyond.
We will be singing your praises on Trip Advisor and the like as soon as we get home and I get on my computer. These iPads are so frustrating to type on!
Have a great rest of the week and thanks again,
Valerie

Info & Details
LOCATION OF THE ACTIVITY:
Our classes of decoration on ceramic plates or vases take place at a ceramic school near Montelupo Fiorentino, between Florence and Pisa.

MEET-UP LOCATION:
Unless differently specified, the meeting point with the language assistant is in Montelupo. Detailled instructions will be provided.

DURATION:
This program takes 3 hours. Time for reaching the meeting point not included.

AVAILABILITY:
Available all the year through, from Mondays through Saturdays.

LANGUAGE:
This class is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian with no surcharge.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
Easy

CHILD FRIENDLY:
Ideal for children

CLOTHING:
No particular clothing required.

TRANSPORTATION:
This program and its rates do not include transportation to the meeting point and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".

The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.

A cinquecento in front of San Gimignano
Luxury Mercedes Vito with driver
A vespa in the medieval village of Peccioli