Laterza, a beautiful village in the province of Taranto, a few kilometers from Matera, has always been a center for producing pottery. This is evidenced by numerous finds from the time of Magna Graecia, Roman times and the Middle Ages.
Laterza is famous for its traditional baked bread, for grilled meat from the “Fornello” and for majolica. From the Middle Ages, the ceramic activity developed stronger and started to differ from the older productions. The main features are the white glaze (“smalto stannifero”), which is coated with gloss varnish and the elegant chromatic layout, predominantly turquoise on white enamel.
The craftsmanship characterizes an area and tells its story through the manufactured products. That’s why this experience dedicated to the sense of touch wants to bring this world closer and thereby also the tradition and the history of the village.
During this workshop, our experienced craftsman will guide you through the process and together with him you will create your own artwork. Guided by skillful hands, you will experience the fascination of clay modeling and discover the different shades of blue (typical colours of the tradition) and several ceramic forms.
You learn the phases of ceramic processing and you can create your own object with your sense of touch and your hands, a souvenir of this fascinating place.
Discover Laterza through the manufactory and with the artisans. Be enchanted by the intertwining of nature, tradition, food and wine. Amidst olive trees and vineyards, Laterza conquers the heart of the tourists with authenticity, the sun of Apulia and the magic of the sunset covering the white houses of the old town in various shades of pink.
A small tasting of typical products from Apulia completes the offer.