Artisan Experience

Capodimonte Porcellane

An Artisan Experience that will allow you to live the experience of being a Neapolitan master of Capodimonte Porcelain for a day.

  • Participants min. 2, max 10
  • Cost 25,00 euro
    (Children 20,00 euro)
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Days Saturday
  • Timetable 16:00 - 18:00
  • Location Capodimonte
Group of 10 persons: save 10%
About the experience "Capodimonte Porcellane"

An Artisan Experience that will allow you to live the experience of being a Neapolitan master of Capodimonte Porcelain for a day.
To this day, this historic ceramic art is still a fundamental element of Neapolitan artistic tradition, thanks to artisans, who, with passion and dedication, continue to make the art form thrive

The art of the Porcelain of Capodimonte responds to the desire of every type of tourist: from those who wish to gain knowledge of the ancient tradition of ceramics, to the lover of classic design, who desires to carry a small "Piece of Napoli" in their suitcase…All pieces are handworked from the clay of the earth.

You will create something, with care and with patience, following fundamental rules that give meaning to the actions performed with exactitude and measure, as though drawing from inheritance our humanity. That which is there, silent, and waiting only to be re-evoked and animated, creating a feeling of satisfaction and connection. The experience begins in a typical Neapolitan storefront, where you will be greeted by  a traditional craftsman, who will hand down to you the secrets of modeling terracotta. You will create unique pieces entirely by hand with ancient techniques, following traditional "Capodimonte" processes, such as that of working with Foggiatura, and give life to creations that mix modern elements with the traditional, remade in your own personal "key".


Program and information

Program

- Introductions and welcome coffee

- Historical Artistic introduction to Neapolitan porcelain from the 1700s to the present day.

- The various techniques of porcelain production performed by master craftsmen.

- Instruction on Manual shaping and manipulation techniques

- Ceramic flower creation, full-relief sculpture or supported.

 

- The local speaks: english, italian.

Please note that the manufactured items require drying and firing times, ranging from two to five working days, in order to be collected personally (and free of charge) on the days indicated at close of the experience, or shipped at an agreed price. The artifacts made by the tourist will be delivered after the first firing, without colored glaze.

Price does not include shipping costs and glaze, which will be priced at discretion of participants and organisers. Shipping costs are dependent on the volume of works and the country of dispatch.

Lucia - 19/03/2018

Per ora il fiore di porcellana che ho realizzato grazie a Giovanni svetta in tutta la sua bellezza nella mia stanza. Saluti da Lucia 

Pepe - 19/03/2018

Me le he pasado genial! el florecito de capodimonte que he echo lo regalè a mi novia. Gracias

Marc - 18/03/2018

Giovanni taught me the meditation and peace that you feel when you work with ceramics. he taught me the skill and craftsmanship needed to work porcelain. he showed me and encouraged me to be creative ... and helped me to improve my Neapolitan Italian minimal! Marc :)

Marta - 15/03/2018

Penso sia stata un’esperienza fantastica che mi ha dato veramente modo di imparare qualcosa di nuovo e soprattutto concreto. Quando ho iniziato non credevo che sarei stata in grado di fare quello che invece ho realizzato.Marta da Verona.

Francesca - 10/03/2018

L'esperienza delle porcellane di capodimonte con il maestro Giovanni è ottima per chi ha il cuore aperto e pronto ad esprimersi. L’atmosfera è rilassata, intima, autentica.

Franco V., Milano - 07/02/2018

Lavorare con le mie mani la ceramica di capodimonte è stato così coinvolgente che mi sono sentito artista durante tutta l'esperienza.
Grazie Giovanni. Sei un vero artigiano!

Marco Rossi, Verona - 04/02/2018

Ottima organizzazione, esperienza fuori dal comune. Complimenti allo staff.