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M.G. Design

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Address: Via Ghibellina 119r, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 287777
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IN the heart of the historic centre of Florence ,a few minute from the...

IN the heart of the historic centre of Florence ,a few minute from the Duomo ,THe Church of Santa Croce and the Bargello Museum , you can meet the art studio&shop M.G.DESIGN in via Ghibellina 119/r of MARIA GIOVANNA CIMINO .She is painting,preparing a kiln ,or even creating a new line . In her creations she is inspired by the Tuscan landscape ,poppies ,bright flowers,vineyards ,olive trees etcc on vases ,trays ,bowls etcc.All lead free and dishwasher safe . Maria Giovanna will be very glad to orders if you allow her the time to make each piece unique .The products ,once done ,will be safely shipped to you and insured for possible damage .One of MARIA GIOVANNA's pieces in your home is a splendid souvenir of your visit to FLORENCE

Few minute from Santa S Croce Church and Bargello Museum.

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Beautiful, Unique Hand Painted Ceramics in the Heart of Florence

In a city known for its talented artisans, we found many "nice" ceramics, but nothing special enough to merit purchasing...until we came across MG Design's art studio. Maria... read more

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Nevada City, CA
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Nevada City, CA
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In a city known for its talented artisans, we found many "nice" ceramics, but nothing special enough to merit purchasing...until we came across MG Design's art studio. Maria Giovanna (MG) is an inspired and creative ceramicist whose designs are uniquely her own. She paints classic Tuscan themes (olive orchards, vineyards, farmhouses, sunflowers, lavender fields) as well as more contemporary designs... More 

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Thank whistler57
Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Upon entering, you are greeted by the wonderful Maria Giovanna! A bright and warm atmosphere albeit not large. Every piece by her hand or she will make whatever your heart desires.

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Thank Calen L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful work and a very personable and welcoming owner. She helped us find the perfect pieces to take back home. Highly recommended.

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Thank Wgilbert87
Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maria's work is second to none when looking for ceramics in Italy. Her style is clearly above and beyond all the rest and each piece is a work of art. Near the Duomo in Florence, she is convenient to all travelers. Go visit her! You will not be disappointed. So many great pieces that it is hard to choose.

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Thank KimandRandyDaniels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends and I went to this store and were amazed by the scenes painted on the many different kitchenware items in the shop. The artist was super friendly and helpful too!

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Thank Jonathan B
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've been coming to visit this shop since 1999. It is definitely the nicest ceramics in Florence if not Italy. She remembers us each time and we always go home with a few pieces which offer a continual reminder of our wonderful stay in Italy. I have pieces that are 17 years old and look new!

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Thank lora s
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We first met Maria in 1999 and purchased two beautiful serving dishes. The quality is outstanding and the artistry is beautiful. We just returned to Florence for vacation and she is still creating masterpieces. We purchase 3 more pieces that are new designs but complement the pieces we purchased almost 20 years ago! We are so happy to see Maria... More 

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Thank Tjk109
Springfield, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

My wife had seen the TripAdvisor write up about M. G. Design, so we walked to the shop on a lovely March afternoon. My wife is a potter, so I have been to many studios over the years. This was one of the very best I have seen for the hand painted pottery, and I still feel the very pleasant... More 

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Thank Rick R
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a delightful small shop in the centre of Florence. The proprietor is charming and will happily show you round her available ceramic stock. If you want a painted design made specially for you then all you have to do is discuss it with her. However, there are many wonderful unique designs to choose from already in the shop.... More 

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Thank BishopUK
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Maria Giovanna is an excellent artist! She hand paints works of table-top art that are functional as well as beautiful. We chose the "fig" pattern Bowl which is delicately painted to perfection. She is personable and spends time with each customer.

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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