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Le Ceramiche di Vezio

Via al Castello, 3 | Vezio, On The Path Up To The Castle, 23828, Perledo, Italy
+39 348 822 4104
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Best discovery while exploring!!

Discovered this little shop while exploring on foot from Varenna. We found the most unique and... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Steamboat323
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Greeley, CO
Denise's ceramics

What a star Denise is! Her work is really unique and she is a MUST visit on your way up to Vezio... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
848fiona
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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OPEN FROM MARCH TO THE END OF OCTOBER. Raku is a Japanese technique, born in the sixteenth century A.D. to create bowls for the tea ceremony that could seem ancient. This particular technique produces a variety of unique results. The working process combines all the natural Elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire. It starts with the Earth (Clay in this case) to create the object. In the Air it dries. With the Fire is made the first burning, in the kiln, for 8 hours, to reach the temperature of 1000 Celsius degrees (1832 Farenheight degrees). Then it is painted with particular hand-made glazes, realized by the ceramist with metal oxides. And then, again in the Fire, for a second burning, that takes about 2 hours to reach the temperature of 1020 Celsius degrees (1868 Farenheight degrees). At this temperature, every single piece is extracted from the kiln and put in a box, with combustible material inside (such as newspapers, dry leaves or sawdust). After the immediate closure of the box, Air and Fire melt together and induce a strong reduction of oxygen. This step causes the reaction of the metal oxides, that randomly emerge. Otherwise, unpainted parts become black by smoking. Finally it is immersed in Water to stop the reduction process. The result, in tones and shades, will be random, such as Nature creates, and for this reason every piece is unique.
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20 Apr 2018
“Best discovery while exploring!!”
13 Mar 2018
“Denise's ceramics”
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Via al Castello, 3 | Vezio, On The Path Up To The Castle, 23828, Perledo, Italy
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Discovered this little shop while exploring on foot from Varenna. We found the most unique and beautiful local ceramics there, at very reasonable prices. Best shop of our trip. Pretty setting near the castle. We bought several items and they were wrapped lovingly and well...More

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Denise P, Proprietario at Le Ceramiche di Vezio, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm really honored for being the best shop on your trip! Hope to see you again! My best regards, Denise

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

What a star Denise is! Her work is really unique and she is a MUST visit on your way up to Vezio Castle. I bought a piece when I was there and have just had 2 more shipped to the uk which arrived intact and...More

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Denise P, Proprietario at Le Ceramiche di Vezio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! And thank you for having trusted in my packaging skills! 😊 I'm so happy that you enjoyed my work so much! I hope to meet you again! My best regards, Denise

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful display of hand-made goods. Some very unique and quite reasonably priced. When I called you could have cooked pizza on the shop counter. A brief visit only.

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Denise P, Proprietario at Le Ceramiche di Vezio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback! Yes, it's really hot in these days!

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

On the way up to the castle, this invites a look at least. We bought a pair of earrings. Ceramics and jewellry.

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Denise P, Proprietario at Le Ceramiche di Vezio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your feedback! Hope you'll visit again!

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Denise the owner has a wonderful artistic eye. The pieces in her shop are unique and a joy to look at. Her shop is on the path up to the castle from Varenna. It is a Pleasure to see the wonderful pieces she has personally...More

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LeCdiV, Proprietario at Le Ceramiche di Vezio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2016

Hi Francis, thank you so much for your wonderful words! I'm really pleased you appreciate my work and enjoyed your visit. I hope to see you again one day! Best regards, Denise.

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Reviewed 12 January 2016

This ceramic studio is on the path from Varenna to the "Castle" on the hill above Varenna. The studio is technically in Perledo, but most people visiting it will be coming from Varenna or a surrounding town. The studio has beautiful unique pieces of sculpture...More

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