Ceramic pitcher made entirely by hand according to traditional techniques of La Mastro Giorgio.
Author's decoration dedicated to traditional Sant'Antonio with third firing mother-of-pearl luster.
Decoration depicting the "Sacra Famiglia del Ghirlandaio" in the ancient technique of the muffle lust in gold and ruby red.
The biscuit is made of red clay to give the product maximum structural solidity, the red clay remains visible in the lower part of the piece where it rests in the oven while the glaze is fired.
Manual forging on the lathe gives the piece the uniqueness of the marks and traces left by the hands of the craftsman during processing. Each piece has imperfections and imperceptible anomalies to guarantee an entirely handmade product.
The pictorial and aesthetic quality of the ceramic product is recognizable by the precision in the signs, the attention to detail and the presence of subtle and well-defined contours, as well as the variety of colors, its different shades and the width of the decorated surface.
Each piece is hand signed with the initials "La Mastro Giorgio" at the bottom, before the final firing which makes the signature indelible over time to guarantee the originality of the object.
The final patination of the ceramic in the third firing gives that particular brightness that distinguishes the products of La Mastro Giorgio.
Mastro Giorgio is one of the oldest and most prestigious factories of traditional ceramic objects in Umbria, from the early 1900s Marsilio Biagioli became the protagonist of the production of dishes, vases, amphorae and other traditional ceramic products pulled on the lathe, with decorative and cooking, even in luster, completely hand-made with the artisan experience handed down over the years.
Traditional decorations have had significant moments since the 1940s thanks to the typical Gubbio floral design with cold patination, a decoration that is articulated in a composition of flowers and leaves on branches and arabesques of oriental derivation.
In the 1950s, after the war, the new factory called La Mastro Giorgio was reborn in Gubbio and the production was enriched with Renaissance and Baroque decorations with the introduction of blue, copper green and black backgrounds.
From the 1960s, shaped forms were introduced by developing the casting technique, the decorations expanded to historical and mythological subjects with dragons and griffins, garlands and baskets, with historical reinterpretation of images from the sixteenth century to the Neoclassical.
Since 1980, Mastro Giorgio has been producing panels, vases, amphorae and plates in Naif, Liberty and Contemporary styles with mythological and everyday subjects, and creates a line of artistic ceramic works with the collaboration of some important artists such as: Trubbiani, Nespolo, Brindisi, Schifano, Minguzzi, Monachesi, and others.
In the same period, the productions were enriched with objects for domestic use and for furnishing outdoor spaces.
Today the production of traditional ceramics La Mastro Giorgio is known and appreciated throughout the world for its quality and aesthetic value, the factory is considered a reference point for traditional Umbrian ceramics.