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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

AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

It happens sometimes to dig in water. There is a song, among many, in Capoeira Angola which is a poem and after this poem I made a lamp. I shaped the stoneware, I opened holes, light is a like a sound, it shall move in lamps as sound moves in instruments. I signed traces of creatures and… Continue reading AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

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

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

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

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

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