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Maestro Goffredo Gaeta’s laboratory.
The clay is moulded by the hands of the Masters until it becomes the right shape and size, after which Maestro Gaeta models and engraves it. The clay is dried in these rooms, then fired for the first time in the kilns at 100°C to produce the terracotta.
The terracotta is decorated with a vitreous glaze and, once again, placed in the kiln (this time at 940°C) to produce the famous “reflected” majolica, unusual in shape, typical of Professor Gaeta’s work. Traditional majolica from Faenza is also produced in the same way.
Exhibition and sale of the majolica produced by Maestro Gaeta.
All items produced by the Maestro are unique, never mass-produced.
Laboratory for producing artistic glass partitions.
Glass partitions are produced using a special technique developed by Maestro Gaeta. They are not held together by a line of lead, but rather glass supports onto which coloured glass from California is applied.
Exhibition and sale of ancient Faience majolica.
The prestigious history of the ceramics from Faenza – universally known and one of the most important in western civilisation – lives again today through sixty-three collector’s pieces specially produced by the "ANTICHE MAIOLICHE FAENTINE".
Thanks to a careful selection of the most important types and models, this exhibition displays the extraordinary course of style and expression of the art of fire developed in the famous Romagnolo centre from the 14th to the 19th century, from the Archaic style to Neoclassicism. These are unique pieces, produced with painstaking skill and fierce loyalty, fruit of a careful study of the pictorial techniques and compositions of the materials used by the great Masters of the past over the centuries.
Area for events organisation.
This floor also offers a large open area which can be used for events, the unique, evocative backdrop of this place giving them further importance.