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A very interesting history of Italian ceramics. Learned a lot about how they were made, different styles and what comes from varying regions.
What impressed me was the depth of her knowledge and the history of the craft in each of the places she mentioned. I learned a lot, which for me is what I hope to do taking such a class.
I learned a great deal about the process of making ceramics and the influence of the Arabs in Spain and then in Italy.
Liz Brewster took the group through a virtual tour of the history of ceramics beginning in Faenza, on to Deruta, Vietri Grottoglie and Caltagirone in Sicily. Liz was very knowledgeable and I learned a great deal about maiolica and how this kind of pottery evolved; Liz was a competent lecturer: knowledgeable on the subject and pleasant. I wish there had, however, been, videos of the towns and workshops so that the tour felt more like being there!
Liz weaves centuries of Italian art and history into the lively story of Italian ceramics. Her photos are stunning. Her tour of several regions opens the door to a vast world of intriguing art and human stories of centuries of Italian artisans.