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Balducci Ceramics

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Address: Piazza delle Erbe 5, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0577 943188
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As you walk up from Piazza del Duomo on the right towards the Rocca...

As you walk up from Piazza del Duomo on the right towards the Rocca fortress, by the foot of the Cathedral bell tower, you will find a craftsman’s workshop where art, earth, music and passion blend together in magical harmony. Here, Franco and Esther welcome you into the world of ceramic art. They opened the shop in 1990 to showcase this fascinating ancient craft; you can watch Franco working at the potter’s wheel or Esther making charming clay animals.Open from March to November 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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Amazing beautiful ceramic art

We visited Balducci Ceramics while visiting On vacation. What amazing art! They take the usual and found everywhere Italian ceramics and cookware to a higher level. We found the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
Rodger B
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Balducci Ceramics while visiting On vacation. What amazing art! They take the usual and found everywhere Italian ceramics and cookware to a higher level. We found the owner to be gracious and helpful and very warm Make the effort to find this gem!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Purchased a set of Olive Oil (dripless) and Balsamic containers, and a pair of ornamental flower vases (inspired by the towers), thrown on a potter's wheel by Franco (see him, some days, working with the wheel in his shop). Beautiful glazes. Also bought a small Daschund (dog); there are a variety of tiles and small animals in the shop that... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

San Gimigniano is well known by her beautiful hand crafted ceramics, and unique pieces, to create an tuscany atmosphere at home. For good prices you find your desirable wish; I bought 2 blue dish plates with vivid jellow lemons, very nice, and a big black Chianti cock, an artistic piece, symbol of the excellent Chianti wine.

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Thank Manuela L
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Mr Balducci was kind to demonstration on his pottery wheel the process of molding the clay and before our eyes it was magically, skillfully transformed into a beautifyl sculpture (a tall vase).We spent about 15 - 20 minutes there. Thank you!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Who doesn't stop to admire the bright dignified Tuscan ceramic urns and pots found in so many fine locations? Here at Balducci Ceramics you can see a master potter at work on his latest creation. Also smaller pottery items if that giant garden urn won't fit in the suitcase. Enjoy. ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Beautiful ceramics! For a small shop the items are varied from vases, cups and olive oil pourers. This time we bought a coffee cup and an olive oil pourer (which is working a treat). A lovely way to remember our trip to Tuscany and another lovely visit to San Gimignano!

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Thank Iain A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

I love beautiful ceramics, especially the offer to the tourists at every turn! In the Studio-store Balducci can not only see the fascinating process of creating pitchers, especially the author of the shape of the bottle for olive oil, water pitchers, plates, decorative tiles, lamps, but also to acquire it relatively inexpensive for such quality products, price. According to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

when visiting we just stumbled upon this shop. lovely ceramics. the owner happened to be working at the wheel and was making vases as we toured his shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

Each of the pieces are simple perfection and artistic statement! They carry pieces that require skill and creativity. They are so beautiful, and yet utilitarian! We bought many pieces, but wished we could bring home many more! It's located just up from Piazza del Duomo on the right, as you walk towards the Rocca fortress. Franco Balducci created the large... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

My husband and I were recently in San Gimignano on our honeymoon and I had previously researched places to check out while in Tuscany. This ceramics studios was on my list! After wandering the amazing streets of S.G. we found it! The owner was peacefully working away on tiny animal sculptures and we found the most BEAUTIFUL olive oil dispenser... More 

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