The history of pottery from the Veneto region on display in a museum. Since 1995, the Nove City Pottery Museum, located in the rooms of the 19th century Palazzo De Fabris, has been sharing the styles, decorations and materials of local and regional workshops.
The collections provide documentary evidence of the ancient and historical production in chronological order up to the work of famous contemporary artists. You will find terracotta, crystal-glazed pottery, majolica, porcelain, earthenware, semi-refractory clay and stoneware, with a wide variety of shapes and production techniques.
You can admire spectacular dressing table mirrors from the Antonibon and Viero workshops in the section dedicated to the 1800s. The areas covering the 1900s bear witness to multifarious production portraying the major artistic trends; there are outstanding works in the exhibition by Nove artists, such as Alessio Tasca, Pompeo Pianezzola and Cesare Sartori. In the contemporary works section, do not miss the precious creations which won awards at the International Pottery Exhibition Contests from 1949 to 1975.
The variety of artists present, coming from different geographical backgrounds, confirms the strong bond that links artistic production, design and pottery. The most prestigious work of this section is the vase with female figures by Pablo Picasso, dated 1950. The earthenware by Chinese artist Cai Guo Qiang for the Venice Biennale in 1999 is also extremely beautiful.
Booking a guided tour of the museum gives you the chance to visit a company and understand how pottery is made and where it comes from, while the workshop activities invite children and teenagers to try their hand at making and decorating a piece of pottery.
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