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Antica Fornace Deruta

Via Fabretti 5 | Giovanni Baiano, 06053, Deruta, Italy
+39 392 525 8777
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Breathtaking artistry

Our family had a lovely chance meeting with Giovanni's wife, Joan, who invited us to visit this... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2014
Wadsworth, Ohio
History of making pottery

Like the previous reviewer, we stumbled on the shop by accident and at the time we were the only... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2014
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Antica Fornace Baiano is a genuine historical and cultural treasure -not to be missed- with beautiful pottery!ANTICA FORNACE DERUTA, located in the historic center, is always open. It is a genuine family run pottery shop, with an exceptional museum, a one-of-a-kind antique collection of pottery from the original largest pottery factory in Deruta complete with artists renderings and prototypes from over the centuries. Also inside the shop is the first kiln of Deruta, an Etruscan and Medieval pottery kiln to explore, with all of the artistic history of the birth of pottery in Deruta and fragments on display. Don't lose time and energy. ANTICA FORNACE DERUTA is the first place you need to see when you come to Deruta to understand and live again the history, the tradition, the passion, and the beauty that Deruta has given to the world for centuries through its art of hand painted pottery. Learn it from a family of quality artists and artisans, the Baiano family. The shop is open every day, all day. You will recognize the building by all the colorful pieces and shards of pottery embedded in the wall – always a favorite photo-op. The Baiano family lives above and is always available. Someone is usually in the shop, if not, either call up to the window ... Francesco! ... or call the son, Giovanni! who runs the shop and speaks English. In the shop, they sell all types of pottery using the unique designs from their collection for the table and home furnishings, wedding gifts and plates, and more. They also do custom table service in the antique style or from a piece of art that you like. When you buy a piece of pottery from ANTICA FORNACE DERUTA you bring an exclusively personal and unique piece into your home. We await your visit!
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Via Fabretti 5 | Giovanni Baiano, 06053, Deruta, Italy
+39 392 525 8777
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

Our family had a lovely chance meeting with Giovanni's wife, Joan, who invited us to visit this charming shop. It was like taking a huge step back in time. Giovanni shared the history of his craft in loving detail. We felt like we were bringing...More

Thank Phyllis906
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Like the previous reviewer, we stumbled on the shop by accident and at the time we were the only visitors then the owner was pleased to describe in detail the history of the making of pottery from Etruscan times and that the current shop had...More

Thank Keith1812
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We stumbled on Giovanni's shop and museum on a walk through Deruta - it was fascinating and he had beautiful pieces. His knowledge of the history of Deruta pottery as well as his family's role was wonderful and Deruta pottery is clearly his passion. This...More

Thank Kathleen E
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We went on a small tour to this gem. It was amazing to see the detail in all the pottery and the fine craftsmanship. We just had to purchase a few items to treasure the detail of these hand painted works of art.

Thank dlarocqu
Reviewed 27 May 2014

My husband and I arrived in Deruta on our way from Naples to Assisi- we stopped at Antica Fornace based on the reviews on tripadvisor- sure enough- the store was open, we just had to call out Giovanni (I ended up calling on the phone)...More

Thank Danna V
anticafornacederuta, Owner at Antica Fornace Deruta, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Thank you for your visit. It was really fun to meet you guys. It makes us happy that you like your pieces of handmade pottery. You selected beautiful plates. This is our work and we do it with care and passion. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 17 January 2014

We bring guests to Deruta often and only take them to three places. First stop is always at Antica Fornace to experience the history of Deruta ceramics. Giovanni and his father, Francesco, discovered an ancient Etruscan oven when they enlarged an old cellar under their...More

Thank ColleeninPiegaro
Reviewed 11 November 2013

If you're going to make a trip to Umbria, a definite hot-spot is the Antica Fornace Deruta! What a wonderful place to view beautiful ancient pottery while getting a tour by Giovanni and his wife, Joan. They are an exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable couple and...More

Thank GoodKarma02
Reviewed 20 September 2013

This is little off the beaten path from historic centro but if you look in the plaza there are two pottery signs that direct you down a path and steps to the antique kilns and a small museum of various styles and artists of Deruta...More

2  Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Giovanni is friendly, knowledgeable and has wonderful manners. He clearly loves what he does and loves to share what he knows. His Etruscan kiln is just cool, and the ancient artifacts beautiful. Can't wait to drink our coffee out of our new Deruta cups! My...More

Thank Emmannuellaa
Reviewed 6 May 2013

My students and I loved visiting the fascinating ceramic studio and museum, Antica Fornace, in Deruta in Umbria, Italy. Joan and Giovanni were such welcoming, helpful, and informative guides. One of the highlights of our visit was chatting with Giovanni, Sr. who took us through...More

Thank NycDaisy
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Response from anticafornacederuta | Property representative |
Thank you for your attention certain we are open all day, you know where we are? As soon as the main arc of the country the first street on the left. Thanks again, we look forward to Sunday.
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