the falcon of the Maremma

A Little Bit About Us


After Paola and I married, we decided to completely change our lives. We began our ceramics studies in Milan in 1988 at Scuola Cova di Ceramiche and received diplomas there. We realized that we needed to improve our technique so we decided to go directly into a factory. To perfect our throwing technique, we went to the potter Gualdo Tadino in Umbria. When we wanted to learn the technique of firing at high temperatures, we went to England to learn from Alan Baxter in Ipswich near London. To perfect our technique in raku, we went to Japan and learned how to think about raku. We learned about the tradition of raku and how the people in the factory in Japan approach their art. In 1995, it was time to start our own studio. So we opened our workshop in Montepescali, a medieval town in beautiful Tuscany.

Visit us when you are in Italy!

-Claudio Pisapia


April 1996
Florence, Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato

June 1996
Grosseto, “La Memoria e Il Tempo”, Mostra Artigianato e Antiquari

December 1996
Milan, Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato

October 1997 – October 1998
New York, Italian Pavilion on Fifth Avenue

December 1997
Milan, Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato

December 1998
Milan, Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato

December 1998
Milan, Television Appearance, RAI1, Throwing Demonstration

December 1999
Milan, Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato

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