The Story

Franco Rampi bio

Franco Rampi began making ceramics in 1978.
Self taught, in 1980 he moved to Great Britain to work in various studio potteries.
Once back in Italy, he opened his own workshop at first producing small series, and later, unique pieces in stoneware.
His research is focused on the use of clays and slips as well as the study of shapes.
His work was published in “Ceramics Monthly“ in September 1995,
“Ceramica Moderna e Antica” in March 1995 and “DA” in March 1994 .
After a break of activity, in 2006 he set up a new workshop and started working again with clay and undertaking an intense teaching activity at La Meridiana, International School of Ceramics in Tuscany.
He lives and works in Certaldo, Florence, Italy


1985 – Jugendgestaltet, Munich/Germany
1989 – Paradigmi, forme nell’artigianato, Bologna/Italy
1991 – Galleria Mancini – S. Gimignano/Italy
1992 – Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo/Italy. Solo exhibition
Spedale dei Pellegrini, Barberino V. Elsa/Italy. Solo exhibition
1993 – Terre liberate, Monteroni d’Arbia/Italy
1994 – Arte Fiera, Galleria Gagliardi, Bologna/Italy
1995 /96 – Virtualità del vaso, curated by Gian Carlo Bojani
Vitorchiano ( Vt )
Torgiano – Museo del vino
Urbania – Barco Ducale
1996 – Mostra della ceramica, Castellamonte/Italy
La ceramica del Novecento, Faenza/Italy
2006 – Portoni Aperti “A cono Nove”, Nove/Italy
2007 – Festa della Ceramica, Montelupo/Italy
– “La terra e il fuoco”, group exhibition with Alberto Cavallini, Terry Davies, Franco Rampi
2010 – Maestri della ceramica, Capraia Fiorentina/Italy curated by the Fornace Pasquinucci, Gruppo Culturale. Group exhibition about Contemporary Ceramics with Franco Balducci, Sandro Lorenzini, Lisa Nocentini, Franco Rampi, Angela Torcivia