AHURA - Tradition and Excellence


  • AHURA - Tradition and Excellence
  • AHURA - Tradition and Excellence
  • AHURA - Tradition and Excellence
  • AHURA - Tradition and Excellence

Energitismo Insight

The fortunate visitor to the museum of Ahura can wander through the halls and rooms of the original factory built over 200 years ago housing works from local master craftsmen and from the 40 years of local history of Ahura, a history filled with joy and pride in creating what is exquisite in ceramic art. From its founding, the culture of Ezio has been one of respect for the traditions – AHURA Mazda was the principle deity and God of Knowledge of Zoroastrian religion, from Ancient Persia, also a heartland of ceramic art.
The works of Ahura reflect a thirst for knowledge and all the passion of master craftsmen. To listen to Ezio Zanardello is to absorb that passion and devotion that saw him sleeping by his kilns to ensure that the fine ceramics received the warmth and care necessary to shine with perfect colour and gloss.
We found Ezio in his new factory, a showroom for art ceramic manufacturing, modern and spotlessly clean, his team of ceramic craftsmen and artists more a family than staff. Ahura is a family business which has now shared with Ezio’s children, Luca and Cinzia, for the commercial side, while the master pursues his passion for the ‘best of the best’, whether it be in recreating the art of traditional Italian ceramics or rebuilding the waterwheel in the river flowing under the original factory.

The Creator

Artists

EZIO ZANARDELLO

Ezio founded AHURA in 1973 following on from some years in his youth learning and enjoying the challenges of sculpture in ceramic and watching the artistic skills of his mother in creating fine ceramic plates typical of the area around Nove.

Even though AHURA ceramics are found worldwide, you will still find Ezio with his wife, Flavia, caring for their great creation from morning to night, while the business and new directions are in the hands of the second generation of Luca and Cinzia.

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Location

Italy, NoveFIND IT HERE

The town of Nove is near the heart of Grappa country, with Montegrappa crowning the landscape to the north. The name, Nove, comes apparently from the old Italian for ‘new’ deriving from the Latin Novus, not from 'nine' as in modern Italian. The lands where the town is located used to be part of the Brenta river,but as it receded, the soft lands that were exposed were found to be rich in clay. In Nove artisans are re-emerging in pottery and wine as well as jewellery, and their works can be admired in galleries, bars and restaurants around town.

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