The ceramic workshop
where the artistic potteries of La Bottega del Pozzo are born
When the passion met the history of Orvieto ceramics, the idea of resuming the discourse interrupted five centuries ago with the historical kilns of Pozzo della Cava historical furnaces of the Pozzo della Cava was born. Thus, in 2017 officially opened «Cantiere Ceramica», the workshop of «La Bottega del Pozzo», conceived as a small place of artisan production that ranges from tradition to contemporaneity for materials, techniques and decorations. A new challenge for the Pozzo della Cava, which is already giving a lot of satisfaction.
The traditional production ranges from Etruscan reproductions to Medieval copies, from Renaissance Majolica to “Orvieto style” born a century ago thanks to the “Vascellari”. The contemporary line, on the other hand, is very rich in contaminations, with the “new Orvieto style”, the abstract sculptures and the decorations that mix glazed terracotta, decanted clay, paperclay, half-Majolica, Majolica and cuerda seca. In the place where the Nativity in the Well takes place every year, the nativity scenes could not be missing: terracotta figurines, Majolica characters with Orvieto-style decorations, naïve little girls, stylized tiles, contemporary Nativities …