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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

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

FANGO IS MUD. CERMIC MUD.

Working with clay is working with the result of sedimentary processes; preferring the hight temperature shocks, achieved through raku firing process, I synthesize dramatic reaction of materials. I push the primary elements of inorganic substance to their solid limit without completely interfering with their independent behaviors. I look at glazes as an archeologist looks at… Continue reading FANGO IS MUD. CERMIC MUD.