2009 International Ceramic Festival in Montelupo – Tuscany

June 20-28, 2009
Montelupo – Italy

2009 International Ceramic Festival of Montelupo

Hard to believe… the 2009 edition of the International Ceramic Festival seems even more interesting than the 2008 one, when the Regional Museum of Ceramics had just been re-opened and the city blew the candles on the 25th birthday of its School of Ceramics.

This year the focus will be on modern ceramic art with the grand opening of the first department of the Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art and Nanni Valentini’s retrospective exhibition – separate articles will soon be published on these key events.

Together with Nanni Valentini, other established artists will be honored with solo or collective exhibitions. As an encouragement to the younger generations and their experimental vision of ceramic art, the municipality has sponsored the production of many installations made by young artists and placed all over the town.

Pottery making live demos, special opening hours of the local studios and factories, live shows and concerts will make the Festival a real highlight among Summer events in Tuscany.

International Ceramic Festival Program

Palazzo Podestarile

  1. Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art
    Ground Floor: Montelupo pottery in the 20th century: Bagnoli,  Pucci, Londi, Cini, Serafini
    First Floor: Fanciullacci and Mancioli historic factories
    Second Floor: Bitossi Design
  2. Nanni Valentini….I’ve chosen clay
  3. Silvano Dolfi – The Arno, paths on the river
  4. Moustier’s contemporary majolica and terracotta
  5. Artist ceramics by “The Etruscans”

Museum of Montelupo Ceramics

  • Luca Canavicchio – Epos: Collection of the heros 2008/2009
  • Salvatore Troiano – Lassam’ fa Dio

Museum of Archeology

  • Grand opening of the permanent exhibition of Greek and Italic Antique Ceramics

Additional events will be held at the Excelsior and Risorti exhibition areas, in Via XX Settembre and at the Molino dell’Elmi.

More about Montelupo and its Festival

International Ceramic Festival 2009
Montelupo – Tuscany
Opening hours

– every day from 6 pm to 12 pm
– Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm


– Mon thru’ Friday from 5 pm to 12 pm
– Saturday 10 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 12 pm
– Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm


Ph: 0039 0571 518993

7 thoughts on “2009 International Ceramic Festival in Montelupo – Tuscany

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  2. Hi, i am collecting information on Ceramic Festivals, this information update my knowledge and also helpful for my tiles business. I will definietly try to attend this festival next year…

  3. i am always looking for this type of events because this type of events shows whats happening in industry.

  4. Hi,
    Iam a potter from India,and interested in participating in the festival. can you forward me details of the next festival?? also is there a ceramic competionn as a part of the festival?? would love to participate,
    Please let me have the details asap,

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  6. I have a collection of Mancioli hand painted in Italy
    I have about 52 pieces included is a twelve piece cup and lunch plate set
    Can u provide me with any information about the artist and where he is from
    Also I would like to sell the set

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