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My Tuscan Ceramic with a master potter

Montelupo Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

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Experience hosted by Matteo

2 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

If you are looking for an out of the binaries experience to do something new and special, you are in the right place! ❤️

I will be happy to make you experience the day-life of an artisan, bringing you inside a pottery factory and then discovering the feel of clay manipulating.

We first will meet in my shop in Montelupo Fiorentino, opened for 20 years in a historical village known all over the world for its ceramic production. Montelupo is situated precisely in the middle of Pisa and Florence so it is easily reachable by train or by car in about a half-hour from both sides. It is a beautiful village and I hope you will love it as I do!

From the shop we will go together to the factory where I will show you the cycle of production of Italian handmade pottery, telling you the history behind and explaining all the techniques.

If you want, there is also the possibility to design and purchase something new that will be custom made for you by our artisans!

After the factory, it will be your turn! We will go back to the shop where my father will be happy to teach you how to make your pottery piece.

Don't worry if you never used a wheel, the course is funny and satisfying for everyone!
And as icing on the cake your creation will be fired and shipped to your house, to have a tangible memory of the experience but above all to have a piece of Tuscany at home!
Other things to note
If you have any doubt feel free to contact me, I will reply as soon as possible!
If you are looking for an out of the binaries experience to do something new and special, you are in the right place! ❤️

I will be happy to make you experience the day-life of an artisan, bringing you inside a pottery factory and then discovering the feel of clay manipulating.

We first will meet in my shop in Montelupo Fiorentino, opened for 20 years in a historical village known all over the world for its ceramic production…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Transport by car from the shop to the factory is included, if needed
  • Equipment
    All the materials necessary to produce a pottery piece are included.
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From $119
/ person
Fri, Dec 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$119 per person
$119 per person
Fri, Dec 4
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$119 per person
$119 per person
Mon, Dec 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$119 per person
$119 per person

Meet your host, Matteo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 38 Reviews
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Hi, my name is Matteo, and first of all thank you for reading these words!

Since I was a child I saw my father and grandfather producing handmade ceramics, and in time I have inherited the same passion in this very ancient job.

For this reason, six years ago I decided to share this passion with everyone and to make and spread our products all over the world joining the family business.

I love to show what we make and now, with this new Airbnb experience, I would like to share with you all my knowledge and my passion for pottery, and then make something unique together!
Hi, my name is Matteo, and first of all thank you for reading these words!

Since I was a child I saw my father and grandfather producing handmade ceramics, and in time I have inherited the same passion in this very ancient job.

For this reason, six years ago I decided to share this passion with everyone and to make and spread our products all over the world joining the family business.

I love to show what we make and now, with this new Airbnb experience, I would…
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Where you'll be

Our shop is like our house, it will be a pleasure to let you live with us some special moments there.

The factory is where the magic happens, and you will see how many hands handle one single piece from raw clay to a decorated majolica.

But now I won't say more, it's a full-immersive experience that you have to feel with your eyes, your hands and your heart.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 38 reviews.

Jessica
October 2020
Amazing experience! Matteo and his family opened up a new world to us and shared their knowledge in this one of a kind experience. My son and I really enjoyed seeing how these one of a kind ceramics are produced. Then having a hands on experience to create our own treasure was truly unforgettable! Luckily we live in Italy so we look forward to coming back and getting our hands messy again:) Lovely little town to visit too! Definitely recommend.
Amazing experience! Matteo and his family opened up a new world to us and shared their knowledge in this one of a kind experience. My son and I really enjoyed seeing how these one…
Valentina
October 2020
Matteo, la sua famiglia e tutti i ragazzi della fabbrica sono stati eccezionali. Da totale neofita della ceramica, mi sono appassionata a questo mondo grazie all'entusiasmo contagioso di Matteo, impossibile non esserne catturati! Poter realizzare con le proprie mani un oggetto (nel mio caso una ciotola per la colazione), capire in prima persona quanto è difficile questa arte (senza la guida del papà di Matteo non so cosa ne sarebbe uscito!), è stata la ciliegina sulla torta. Ho avuto la fortuna (anche grazie all'attenzione di Matteo nel mettere le persone a proprio agio in questo periodo 'Covid' - le normative sono rispettate in maniera ineccepibile) di essere l'unica persona a partecipare all'esperienza, il che ha aumentato la sensazione di essere accolta all'interno di una famiglia come nuova amica.
Matteo, la sua famiglia e tutti i ragazzi della fabbrica sono stati eccezionali. Da totale neofita della ceramica, mi sono appassionata a questo mondo grazie all'entusiasmo contagi…
Caroline
September 2020
Absolut empfehlenswert! Wir haben zuerst die Fabrik besucht, Matteo hat mir dort alles gezeigt und erklärt. Die Fabrik ist sehr groß und man bekommt einen sehr schönen Einblick in die kreative Töpfer Welt. Anschließend darf man in den Shop selbst seinen Werk entwerfen. Es hat super viel Spaß gemacht, Matteo und seine Familie sind sehr herzlich. Ein unvergesslicher Moment. Grazie Matteo!
Absolut empfehlenswert! Wir haben zuerst die Fabrik besucht, Matteo hat mir dort alles gezeigt und erklärt. Die Fabrik ist sehr groß und man bekommt einen sehr schönen Einblick in…
Filippo
September 2020
Esperienza assolutamente splendida! Ci siamo divertiti, abbiamo imparato un sacco di cose e ci siamo sporcati meravigliosamente le mani sentendoci per un attimo parte di una tradizione antica e bellissima. Tutte le persone che abbiamo incrociato nel corso della mattinata trasudavano creatività, passione per il proprio lavoro e gioia nel poterne condividere i segreti. Insieme alla maestria di tornitori, pittori e del prode attaccatore Alberto, ha fatto la differenza l'entusiasmo trascinante e sincero di Matteo, che non ci aveva mai visto eppure sembrava ci conoscesse da sempre: ci ha accolto col sorriso e ci ha accompagnato in modo affabile, premuroso e al contempo rispettoso (anche dei protocolli sanitari, il che di questi tempi non è poco) facendoci sentire da subito in famiglia. Consigliamo di cuore questa esperienza a chiunque, anzi contiamo proprio di tornarci anche noi! :-)
Esperienza assolutamente splendida! Ci siamo divertiti, abbiamo imparato un sacco di cose e ci siamo sporcati meravigliosamente le mani sentendoci per un attimo parte di una tradiz…
Maria Monica
January 2020
The experience, the host and his family were wonderful! I really loved my experience and knew I was going to have an amazing time the moment I met with Matteo as he had such a positive and cheerful personality. Going to their facility was amazing and learning the Tuscan technique of pottery with the father of Matteo was very unique and fun. I enjoyed my experience so much and grateful for the welcome I was greeted with. =)
The experience, the host and his family were wonderful! I really loved my experience and knew I was going to have an amazing time the moment I met with Matteo as he had such a posi…
Jean-Chris
January 2020
Une expérience magique en compagnie de Matteo et de sa famille. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Matteo. L’usine était impressionnante et c’était très intéressant de voir et de comprendre toute la confection de ces œuvres. Si vous venez à Florence ou dans les environs de Montelupo, ne manquez pas de passer les voir ! Et le plus, vous avez l’occasion de faire votre propre chef d’œuvre avec l’aide du père de Matteo. Encore un grand merci à eux de nous avoir fait partager leur histoire et leur savoir. 😃
Une expérience magique en compagnie de Matteo et de sa famille. Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Matteo. L’usine était impressionnante et c’était très intéressant de voir et…

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  • Fri, Dec 4
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $119 per person
  • Mon, Dec 7
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Mon, Dec 7
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $119 per person
  • Tue, Dec 8
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Tue, Dec 8
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $119 per person
  • Wed, Dec 9
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Wed, Dec 9
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $119 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Don't forget to bring a smile and a desire of discover an ancient Italian tradition! :)