Florence is at the moment filled with joyfull holiday feelings.  The streets and shops are a shiny display of Christmast decorations and colourful lights but for me ufortunatly it is a very sad moment.  I just want to take few minutes to let the world know that on Sunday, December 18th in the evening, my master and amazing potter Romano Pampaloni passed away.

I am blessed to have met such a great man and an amazing artisan, who dedicate his life to the clay, creating tIMG_6420-minhe most beautiful pottery I have seen with the simple yet elegant touch of his hands.  He was commissioned pieces for the Cathedral of Florence and for the Palazzo Crosini.  His works are know all over, from Japan to America and to Buckingham Palace.

On July 18th, 2005 He was the founder, togther with the master of hand decoration Nicoletta Malavolti of the Associazione Ceramiche Montughi, an association that was created with the aim of helping less fortunate children, who could not attempt the public school, to at least complete the middle school and to receive a degree, also learning trough an “artistic education” how to create pottery, in hoping to find an occupation.

Today the association continues its work.  We have the master Nicoletta Malavolti sharing with us her precious knoledge and experience and her love and passion on hand-decoration and Giuditta, the pupil of Romano, is teaching us how to create original and unic pieces using the potter’s wheel.

Since the first day at the pottery class they all made me fell like at home,the school is today a cozy warm place where they welcome you with a smile and you can leave all your worries outside the door.  We are all blessed to have met and spent time with Romano, and we will do our best toIMG_6494-min continue his aims and dreams , still creating wonderful pieces, each one of the compeltely hand made and unic.

Dear Romano you will be missed.

You can find us in via San Pier Maggiore, 11R- in the historical center of Florence, right at the end of Borgo degli Albizi, just few minutes away from the Duomo.


Ciao Romano e grazie per tutto.