Come and visit the Bianco e Nero majolica workshop! The visit begins with a brief history of Italian majolica, from its origins to the present day. We will also explain the typical Sienese decorations that are painted by us, and we will also show you the backstage of the workshop, from the oven to the various tools used. You can see Walter, Giada or Sonia at work, while we paint in front of you!
Already in 1450, in Siena, the Staccioli families worked in its laboratories: they created armor, coats of arms, flags and shields. Over the centuries, until today, the Staccioli remained artisans and painters. In 1984 he opened his doors for the first time the laboratory "Bianco e Nero" directed by Walter Staccioli and as a child, his daughter Sonia, in extra school time, spent hours observing and learning from dad. Sonia She attended the Art Institute, where she graduated in the Ceramics section. Giada, the minone sister, following in the footsteps of her family, graduated and joined her s
You will enter the living of a craftsman's workshop. It was done in the past! You will meet real ceramists, true craftsmen You will visit the true heart of a laboratory, with the oven and the various tools used. We are waiting for you in our workshop!