Matera: Handmade Clay Bird Workshop
Discover the art of hand molding clay and create a clay cuckoo bird whistle, a typical whistle of Matera. Learn about the tradition of the cucù and its role in society, and take home your bird.
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Enter this wonderful workshop where you will begin to create with your own hands a real work of art, immersing your hands in clay!
The handmade that you will produce expresses history, culture and tradition, and clay, the raw material present in Basilicata, is transformed into a precious material: ceramics.
Since the Neolithic, terracotta has left evidence of the presence of man, eight thousand years ago. The terracotta leaves traces of artistic appearance.
In the laboratory you will create the famous Cuckoo, the whistle of the culture of Matera: bitonal and onomatopoeic, tells the tradition even under the guise of a pledge of love.