Deruta, a factory in the open
Everywhere there are shops, factories and Deruta pottery schools. The best place to try a "workshop" experience and become an "apprentice potter" for just a day: working with the potter's wheel or with clay and seeing your ideas take shape is really rewarding. If you are hunting for tradition: jars, terracotta pots in which oil was stored or "scine", basins where laundry was washed with ashes. But also a number of conventional and unconventional objects, all strictly hand decorated.
Many artists from Deruta are exhibited at the Louvre and other great museums around the world: for a trip between the modern and the ancient, do not leave without a visit to the Fondazione Moretti and the adjacent Regional Ceramics Museum, a treasure trove like the floor of the Church of San Francesco and the votive tiles near the Sanctuary of Madonna dei Bagni. If you still have time, the best way to finish off the tour is in Ripabianca, the terracotta town, located a short distance from Deruta.