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!

More from Melissa at www.studentessamatta.com

Receive More Stories Like This In Your Inbox

SPONSORED

Recommended

Italy’s lighthouses – new lights for old treasures

There seems to be a shared fascination with lighthouses the world over. These austere pillars of hope and guidance, most often planted on precarious...

The neglected gem of Italy’s heel: Bari

Puglia needs no special introduction. Its sea, the baroque grandeur of Lecce, its olive oil and fresh cheeses: all in the region of Italy’s “heel”...

Which side are you on? The many rivalries of Italy

The very fact you’re reading this article right now means you are or feel connected in some way to Italy and that you, very likely, love this amazing...

Guess who’s coming for dinner: did the Romans really make it to America?

We all know when and how the American continent was discovered — let us not delve into the unnerving diatribe about “discovering” vs “conquering”...

Tracing the origins of pasta

There are great love affairs that permeate the ages: Anthony and Cleopatra, Rhett and Scarlet, Samson and Delilah…Everyone and Pasta. There’s...

Weekly in Italian

Recent Issues