L'ARTE DELLA CERAMICA UMBRACeramics and pottery. Minor art for others, instead typically Umbrian art. You have the first news of this art until 1300: there was a time in Gubbio College of Vasari. But of artistic majolica can not speak until the first half of the ’500, when Mastro Giorgio, fine artist, he found “the most beautiful reflections from gold to pale ruby.” In the sixteenth century were built factories in Deruta and Gualdo Tadino. Followed those of Città di Castello and Umbertide. The art developed in these places, because they had fine clay and plastic and because the art was cultivated with passion from people. In modern ceramics retain all the characteristics of ancient pottery, imitated to perfection, thanks to the skills of the technical workforce, especially women, who are still working on the decoration by hand and the use of local raw materials. Perfection in workmanship, splendor and original arrangement of colors, refined decoration, are the strengths of the ceramics of Deruta, requests for the delicacy of the design of Raphael; Gubbio and Gualdo Tadino, shooting models and Etruscan pottery with metallic reflections of Mastro Giorgio, with a delicate floral design. Etruscan models are also in Orvieto. More modern designs and lines of ceramic Umbertide and Piediluco. Those who visit these cities, especially Gubbio and Deruta, can still see non-industrial workshops of craftsmen potters. Impeller on the lathe, they do grow delicate structures and vessels dedicated to the rediscovery of forgotten secrets and techniques, such as the Etruscan bucchero smooth and thin.