Maria Antonietta Taticchi‘s Materia Ceramica is a workshop of machining and decoration of ceramic.
The story of this craft begins in 1975, when it is accepted as an apprentice in the workshop of Guido Montanari in Deruta; in 1986 she gives birth to her first workshop, The Well of ceramics (Il pozzo delle ceramiche): located as the current in the historic center of Perugia, offers a unique point of view and privileged on the wonders of the town and the Umbrian landscape.
The skills acquired by master craftsmen from Deruta is put at the service of a way of understanding the pottery painting completely original compared to the issues of the long artistic tradition umbra: the center of objects hand-painted by Maria Antonietta there are visions d ‘ all the territories of Umbria, landscapes and medieval towns, especially of Perugia, is the result of a careful prospective study, that of an uncommon dexterity in the use of the brush.
This is how the collection that are still proposed in the catalog of the ceramics “Materia Ceramica” (Ceramic Matter), “Visioni” (Visions), ” Paesaggio”(Landscape), “Alberi” (Trees) are a strong tribute to the places of choice in which they were conceived, the historic center of Perugia and the Umbrian countryside, the Lake Trasimeno and the hills that surround it.
But the new laboratory, active since 2015, also offers a new line of ceramics and innovative design by the project from which it takes its new name, “Materia Ceramica” in which the shapes of objects become the result of a sophisticated experiment that takes place in dynamically, creating completely original creations. Yet contemporary and innovative is the line of the Collection “Astratto” (Abstract), always of recent conception, by which applies less conventional idea of painting, performed not only by brush but also by sponges and other tools.
Besides the everyday objects and decorative Materia Ceramica also offers jewelry and accessories designed and created entirely in the laboratory, not only so necklaces, bracelets, key rings, but also bow tie ceramic, all hand-painted and completely customizable.
What is accomplished by visiting the laboratory of Maria Antonietta Taticchi is then a journey into the world of ceramics to 360 degrees, which allows you to discover not only the stages of working with clay, but also places of historical interest and scenic, as well as methods innovative and original face of the ancient craft of the artisan.
Each piece is unique . It follows that the objects will order will never be identical to the original and for the same reason more objects of the same shape and with the same type of decoration will be similar to each other , but never the same.