Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli – Meet the artist

Last Friday isItalian Ceramics - Meeting the artist Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli a day to remember. Manuela and I met Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli in Gualdo Tadino, his home town. He had invited us to see his old kilns or “muffole”, dating back to 1884 and 1920.

Gualdo is a small village, nested on the first spurs of the Appennini, not too far from Perugia. We parked near the Rocca Flea, a massive fortified castle from the 13th century. Maurizio was waiting to show us the old Fabbrica Rubboli, just a few steps downhill.

The place does need to be restored! It’s a long stone building, now completely decaying, that is supposed to become the future Rubboli Museum. How far into the future, no one knows, unfortunately. Actually, Maurizio is fighting tooth and nail to protect the heritage of his illustrious ancestors and that of the pottery from Gualdo Tadino and kick off the project of the Museum … but this is another story.

Continue reading