Faenza and Faeince
Faenza web-site -
- IAT Faenza ((Turist and Welcoming Office)- Voltone della Molinella, 2 - Tel. 0546.25231 - http://www.prolocofaenza.it/
News: Argillà Italia - 2008 - http://www.argilla-italia.it/nl/argilla_link_119.mn
Faience sinonimo di ceramica
Faenza or Faience are sinonimous
The ceramic history has ancient origins, that they can
be confused with human origins. It is a history of a human jealous isolated
work, set up by a to be repeated of technical knowledge, capability and materials, but also loss, recovery and newness.
Discovery of both different useobject and work of art, from humble and anonymous artisans and famous
Faenza is sinonimous of
ceramics or majolica all over the world, but first of all it is the town where
this ancient craft was handed down regularly until now.
The historical production of majolica is recognized
all over the world as one of most high moment of artistic creativity expressed through ceramic material. This tradition was
borne by different favourable situations such as: earth rich of clay, constant commercial
and political relation with Tuscany
and a great sensibility and aptitude through this form of art.
Ente Ceramica (http://www.enteceramica.it/)
This association was founded in 1977 with
the aim of fostering Faenza's
ceramics trademark. Today, its main goal is to promote Faenza's
artistic, handicraft and design ceramic production, both in Italy and abroad. Ente Ceramica is
made up of artisans, artists and ceramics experts.
Ente Ceramica 's brand
della Libertà -
Piazza del Popolo
International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza represents the greatest
collection of ceramics in the world. The culture of ceramics from
all over the world is shown in a display spanning centuries. In
addition to the wide range of Italian and European ceramics dating
from the Renaissance to the present day, visitors can also enjoy
the collections of pre-Columbian American and Asian material. Contemporary
Italian and International art by the most important artists of the
20th century is also represented.
works are displayed on a permanent basis in 9,000 square metres
of exhibition space.