Ceramics and Art

When Jean first arrived in Umbria back in the late 90s she discovered many regional artisans and craft traditions. Deruta is a town south of Perugia that specialises in ceramic wares. Jean often visited a well-known potter, Ubaldo Grazia at Grazia Maioliche (http://www.ubaldograzia.com), who suggested that they paint one of her paintings onto a plate.…

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Painted Plates

Many years ago, after accompanying a ceramicist friend of mine to Ubaldo Grazia’s great workshop for ceramics in Deruta, it was suggested that I paint my own plate. Since I know my limits and just how difficult it is to get the right colours when painting and firing ceramics, I asked if one of the…

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