Lisa Nocentini


For the first time of working together with lutenist Gian Luca Lastrioli, Lisa has taken her inspiration from the music of Renaissance composer, Cosimo Bottegari, whose brilliance as a musical entertainer and singer was one of the outstanding figures of the Medici court in the late 16th century.

Featuring mythical characters, shepherds, damsels and combined imaginery creatures, the sculptures are made from stained earthenware, with wire, fabric and other  light materials. The music of Bottegari will be played during in the exhibition opening hours, and in a special concert with Maestro Lastraioli.


Dolcezza porge e gran diletto

Born in Florence, Lisa obtained a Diploma di Arti Applicate from the Istituto d'Arte of Florence in 1978, studying ceramics with Salvatore Cipolla, and later studied ceramics and painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Aix-en-Provence and painting with Fernando Farulli at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.

Between 1978 and 1982 Lisa was apprentice and then assistant in the ceramics studio of Bruno Gambone, allowing her to perfect her technique on the potter’s wheel.

At the end of 1981 she set up her own ceramics studio in Florence, starting a production of stoneware functional pieces. She has focused on developing her own clay bodies and glazes. During this period she took part in the founding of the Consorzio Mestieri d’Arte, an association of craftsmen-artists whose aim was to keep alive and expand traditional crafts.

Since 1990 her work has evolved gradually towards the production of one of a kind vessel forms.

From 1997-1998 her work started to belong to the realm of sculpture. From that time, her work became exclusively figurative, although materials and processes have remained strictly connected with those of ceramics.

In her current work she combines the use of clay with other materials such as wood, fabric, iron, twine and vegetable elements. As ceramicist and then sculptor she has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Greece and the USA. Her pieces belong to many important private collections in Italy and abroad.

In 2011 her work was selected for the Biennale di Venezia, and Sezione Toscana at Villa Bardini, Florence.

In 2012 an important solo show of her work was held at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence with the title Corteo Bizzarro a Palazzo. In this show more than 100 sculptures were exhibited.

Lisa began teaching ceramics at Studio Art Centers International ( in Florence in 1990, and has been head of the 3D area since 2006.


una mostra con opere ceramiche ispirate alle liriche di Cosimo Bottegari (tardo cinquecento)

European School of Economics
The International Business School for the 21st Century

Palazzo Rosselli del Turco

The European School of Economics (ESE) is a private British College of Higher Education in international business - a multicultural and pragmatic School of economy without borders. ESE has centres in London, New York, Rome, Milan, Florence and Madrid.

ESE offers a Bachelor degree programme in Business Administration, a Master of Science with specialisations in Management, Marketing and Finance, and a Master of Business Administration. All degree programmes are characterised by internships, which are an integral part of each study programme.

In addition, ESE offers short Executive Courses in Finance, Marketing and Management and Specialised Professional Courses such as Entrepreneurship, Arts & Cultural Management, Music, Fashion & Luxury Goods Management, Hospitality Management, Event Management, Sports Management, Luxury Real Estate, which can all be followed by an internship, in some of the largest companies in the world as well as specialisations in cutting-edge 21st century business sectors.

The educational philosophy of ESE is rooted in academic excellence, internationality and work experience in the world’s biggest companies. The goal is to prepare a new generation of business leaders.

The Borgherini were among the most active supporters of the arts in the first half of the 16th century in Florence. The palazzo was commissioned by Pier Francesco Borgherini around 1517, with Baccio d'Agnolo – one of the most famous architects of the period.

The luxurious interior of the building was described by Vasari in his work dedicated to the life of Baccio: ‘He gave Pier Francesco Borgherini drawings of the house in Borgo Santo Apostolo, who at great expense had ornaments brought for the doors and chimneys, and in particular oversaw the creation of the finely carved walnut paneling of the room, which at its termination, was of great beauty.’

The Borgherini family lived in the palazzo until the mid-18th century, when the family was implicated in a scandal involving shortages from the Granai dell’Abbondanza granary. The family’s holdings and properties were confiscated by the Lorraine State and sold at judicial auction. It was during this auction that the Rosselli del Turco family acquired the property which has been in their possession ever since. The Rosselli family was known for many famous painters, such as Cosimo and Matteo Rosselli, and the antiquities scholar, Stefano Rosselli (1598-1664), author of manuscripts on the works of art found in Florentine churches of the 17th century.

Today the building hosts the International School European School of Economics, while the garden is home of ESE’s partner, Aria Art Gallery, contemporary art.

European School of Economics
Palazzo Rosselli del Turco, Piazza del Limbo

Orario di apertura:

Sabato, Lunedì – Giovedì :    10.30 - 13.30, 15.30 - 18.30
Domenica 19 e venerdi 24 :  16.00 - 19.00