A true immersion in the centuries-old history of Appignano ceramics. An opportunity to learn more about this precious craft and the chance to create your own unique handmade ceramic piece with your own hands!

Experience is available throughout the year
suggested OUTFIT: We suggest a comfortable and sporty outfit
LANGUAGES: Italian, English


The handmade Appignano ceramic piece made with your own hands by you!


About 2 hours

The artisans

In Appignano, the tradition of ceramics has ancient origins! We have talked about it here: The ceramic of Appignano.
You can choose to join Marica in learning how to decorate pottery, or Gianni or Laura at the potter’s wheel, or even modelling clay to make your own handiwork!


In Appignano you will be immersed in the art of handmade terracotta production.
It is said that in the 1500s an expert potter arrived in the village, giving impetus to the production of ceramic objects, an activity that had already started in part in the village and that developed thanks to the presence of clay suitable for pottery and the stream that provided the water to work it and to produce the colours for the decorations.
Appignano specialised in the production of everyday terracotta objects such as: jugs (vrùcche), basins (catì), pots (pignòle), water bottles (vorracce) and many other everyday objects as well as plates and glasses, of course.

But we will not add anything! We let the craftsmen tell you the rest of the story!

Once you arrive in the village, you will be transformed into a potter and you can choose to devote yourself with Marica decorating a piece of pottery already turned, or join Gianni or Laura in making a piece on the potter’s wheel from the raw earth, or even modelling a dish by sticking your hands into the clay!

Whether you have chosen decoration or the creation of a piece on a potter’s wheel, you will need to bake your unique piece in the pottery oven! If you are late to pick it up in person, it will be sent home once it is ready!

PREZZO: from 49 € per person

The experience has a different price depending on the specific activity you choose, contact us for details!

The fee includes

• Craft pottery experience ( your choice between potter's wheel, modelling or decoration)
• The unique piece(s) in Appignano handmade terracotta made with your own hands!

The fee does not include

• Transfers to and from the place of departure
• Shipping of ceramic objects after firing
• Extras and everything not described in 'the fee includes' section

After finishing your work in the workshop, we invite you to visit the museum dedicated to the history of ceramics in Appignano (free admission – open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.).
Let yourself be inspired by our lunchtime tips!

There is not a minumum number of people for this experience

The activity is suitable for people with reduced mobility, but please contact us if you have specific needs in order to best organise your day as a ceramist!



We are always available to design together with you your own holiday in Marche!