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Balducci Ceramics

Piazza delle Erbe 5, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 943188
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Great Craftsmanship with the Craftsman on Site

This cute little shop has both lovely functional pottery and cute little pottery creatures that... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Shelton, Washington
Interesting but not to friendly

We found the ceramics in this shop beautiful. Such lovely bowls. We wanted to buy one but no one... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Navarre, Florida
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As you walk up from Piazza del Duomo on the right towards the Rocca fortress, by the foot of the Cathedral bell tower, you will find a craftsman’s workshop where art, earth, music and passion blend together in magical harmony. Here, Franco and Esther welcome you into the world of ceramic art. They opened the shop in 1990 to showcase this fascinating ancient craft; you can watch Franco working at the potter’s wheel or Esther making charming clay animals.Open from March to November 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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  • Average6%
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“the owner” (4 reviews)
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Piazza delle Erbe 5, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 943188
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

This cute little shop has both lovely functional pottery and cute little pottery creatures that call to you from their shelf just outside the shop door. The shop is worth a stop to appreciate the work.

Thank soosihongkong
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We found the ceramics in this shop beautiful. Such lovely bowls. We wanted to buy one but no one wanted to help us. We ended up going further down the road to another so.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

An interesting little local shop to visit. A working potters shop with hand made items to buy. The non drip oil decanters are original to Balducci Ceramics. Worth a look and to purchase a unique item.

Thank Fay W
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Balducci Ceramics while visiting On vacation. What amazing art! They take the usual and found everywhere Italian ceramics and cookware to a higher level. We found the owner to be gracious and helpful and very warm Make the effort to find this gem!!

Thank Rodger B
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Purchased a set of Olive Oil (dripless) and Balsamic containers, and a pair of ornamental flower vases (inspired by the towers), thrown on a potter's wheel by Franco (see him, some days, working with the wheel in his shop). Beautiful glazes. Also bought a small...More

Thank Bryan_Marianne
Reviewed 1 April 2016

San Gimigniano is well known by her beautiful hand crafted ceramics, and unique pieces, to create an tuscany atmosphere at home. For good prices you find your desirable wish; I bought 2 blue dish plates with vivid jellow lemons, very nice, and a big black...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Mr Balducci was kind to demonstration on his pottery wheel the process of molding the clay and before our eyes it was magically, skillfully transformed into a beautifyl sculpture (a tall vase).We spent about 15 - 20 minutes there. Thank you!

Thank AndreaLoke
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Who doesn't stop to admire the bright dignified Tuscan ceramic urns and pots found in so many fine locations? Here at Balducci Ceramics you can see a master potter at work on his latest creation. Also smaller pottery items if that giant garden urn won't...More

Thank David B L
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Beautiful ceramics! For a small shop the items are varied from vases, cups and olive oil pourers. This time we bought a coffee cup and an olive oil pourer (which is working a treat). A lovely way to remember our trip to Tuscany and another...More

Thank Iain A
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I love beautiful ceramics, especially the offer to the tourists at every turn! In the Studio-store Balducci can not only see the fascinating process of creating pitchers, especially the author of the shape of the bottle for olive oil, water pitchers, plates, decorative tiles, lamps,...More

Thank Margo R
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