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The White Flowers

I am proudly collaborating with the Pandora Ceramic Association which has been working for years to protect and promote charity events for women and against all forms of violence. In coincidence with Maters International Ceramic Festival 2018 in Cava de' Tirreni in Italy, I've participated in campaign launched to raise awareness and collect funds for… Continue reading The White Flowers

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METAMORPHOSIS AND RUST

  LONG STORY SHORT     Ceramic material is related both with the hand’s movements and with scientific development, within the analysis of clay and silica based materials I am tracing a line which connects prehistory and present time. My research starts from the territory it self in the closest observation that bare eye allows… Continue reading METAMORPHOSIS AND RUST

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ANTAGONIST OF A PRIMITIVE #1

The above picture is from one of my diaries, the below paper is an extract from one of the semester papers  I write for my PhD.   Whoever produces kitsch . . . is not to be evaluated by aesthetic measures but is ethically depraved; he is a criminal who wills radical evil. Hermann Broch,… Continue reading ANTAGONIST OF A PRIMITIVE #1

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KINTSUGI GOLDEN FAULT

Kintsugi, 金継ぎ is  a Japanese XV Century technique, means to repair with gold. It began with the emperor  Shogun Ashikaga which wanted his broken porcelains repaired. His artisans used common nails to bring the pieces of his pottery back together but, after seeing the result, the emperor demanded a better looking technique. In the last firing, a couple… Continue reading KINTSUGI GOLDEN FAULT

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SITTING BY THE FIRE

  SITTING BY THE FIRE Obvara is an Eastern-european technique, possibly of the 19th-20th century. The reduction process, the cutting away oxygen needs a mixture of yeasts and sugar solved in water in order to achieve a sealed ceramic surface. Such combination of yeasts together with the temperature shock creates a texture that varies from black to brown to… Continue reading SITTING BY THE FIRE

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BLACK SAND

Rutile ,TiO2, gets its name from the Latin rutilus, a pointer to its common color propensity. Its crystals vary from mirror-like lustrous to dark red sub-metallic to brilliant golden-yellow needles. Its big thick crystals have reddish brown or black color while thin crystal or inclusions possess  a rusty yellow hue. What's even more interesting is it's… Continue reading BLACK SAND

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VARIATION IN CuSO4, COPPER SULFATE

"Ramina" is what we name it in center Italy, the traditional glaze, the one that was used to mark vases. Marks were made to recognize their destination, Appignà, Recanti, Montefà, before loading them on a chariot. The old age of fifty years ago when water wasn't arrived yet. Water was not in houses, it was running but… Continue reading VARIATION IN CuSO4, COPPER SULFATE