Another stop on our tour of the Chianti region was at the terra cotta workshop of Sergio Ricceri.
Here we learned about the high quality of clay in this region, which produces superior terra cotta pots and decorative items. I was attracted to the planters decorated with lemons and also the roosters.
Sergio’s works are available directly from him (and several people in my group ordered pieces which he shipped–and they arrived perfectly intact).
These three pictures are from Sergio’s website; the painted pieces are hand-painted.
As we left Sergio’s workshop, the sun was setting, and everywhere we looked, the sky was vibrant pink.
I visited Chipping Campden at the northern edge of the Cotswolds a few years ago. I loved Hidcote Garden–and I loved the gardens and flower baskets I passed walking down the streets, the thatched roofs and the distinctive doors.