Since the late Middle Ages Pesaro has been known as a city of ceramics; the art of producing fine majolica ware has been carried on almost without interruption from the late Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The production of majolica was always protected and encouraged, first by the city’s mediaeval rulers – such as the Della Rovere family – and subsequently by the government of the Papal State and so on to the present day. In the late fifteenth century the city became one of the foremost centres in Italy for the production of fine artistic ceramics. If you wish to learn more about this chapter in Pesaro’s history, just pay a visit to the Ceramics section of the Municipal Museum.
Proponents of the ceramic art in Pesaro today include: Molaroni (Via Luca Della Robbia 9/11) and Tiziano Donzelli produce the traditional designs known as “all'istoriato” (showing mythical or historical scenes), “a raffaellesche” (Raphaelesque), “alla rosa” (the rose design) and “al ticchio” re-interpreted in a modern key. Atelier Franco Bucci, Laboratorio Pesaro and Verzolini experiment with techniques and materials in a new way, producing objects on the borderline between craft and design.
A wide range of objects and publications concerning the world of the ceramic art can be found at the Municipal Museum bookshop.
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