Ceramics of the lovely Florentine – Ambra Pampaloni

Ambra Pampaloni while she paints ceramics

What comes to mind when I say to you “Italian craftsmanship?” Many things…other than food…the crafts of creating glass or working with leather, jewelry, furniture, marbled paper, masks … and we could go on for so long. Italians are so creative!

I would like to talk to you about the ceramics and I have asked the help of my friend Ambra, a young Florentine artist. Working in ceramics has been a family tradition in Ambra’s family for many years. Ambra’s father transferred to her the passion and also the technical skills of this fascinating art form.

Ambra is not just limited in producing geometric designs, flowers and fruit and other traditional designs that are used to decorate Italian ceramics; she also captures the images of Florence in her work, for example a particular design of the Ponte Vecchio she painted on a tray caught my attention. How pretty! 

I would like to share with you a short video in which Ambra tells us her story and shows us how she paints her ceramics. Look at the precise control she has when she works. I would also like to try my hand at the craft, but I’m sure the results would be much different! Here is Ambra to tell you more.

The next time you go to Florence take a look inside her shop; She is very sweet and will be happy to chat with you in Italian. A great chance chance to practice your Italian, right!? Tell her you are my friends! Ambra’s creations are as special as she is. I am happy to have a new friend and to have another reason to visit my favorite city. Not that I was lacking in reasons to go already, but now I have another reason to stop in Florence!

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