The Florence Journals: Exploring the 15th International Ceramics Fair

Sunset on the Arno 10 4

Sunset on the Ponte Vecchio

I write to you at the end of an absolutely beautiful, warm, autumn day. It was sunny, but not too hot and there was an almost constant gentle breeze blowing. It was the perfect first day of the 15th International Ceramics Fair in Piazza Annunziata. It also runs tomorrow from 10-7. Sponsored by the Arte della Ceramica, the fair began in 2000 as a venue for ceramic artists from throughout Europe to show and sell their work. This year the fair includes 68 ceramic artists from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Slovenia.

In this post, I will simply let the beauty of the artwork speak for itself. These are just a few of my favorites.

Brown with river rock

Lovely earthenware vases accented with river rock by Vinicio Barcaccia of Italy.

Blue Raku

Beautiful raku pottery by Christina Perrin of France.

Love letters

Ceramic love letters by Catia Clinaz of Italy

Emma work

Colorful pots and jewelry made by Emma Draghi of Italy –


Poetry in pottery – art made out of the sentences, phrases, poems by Nicole Grammi of Italy –

There are so many more examples I could show! The variety and creativity are impressive. While I generally take more general photos at events, today I wanted to feature the actual work of some of these artists and to do so, I gained their permission and credited them directly for their creations. The intellectual and creative property of an artist is her or his ideas made manifest. It is delightful to be able to share some of their genius with you.

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