Sgraffito tiles: terracotta clay and white slip

This activity was done by Daniela De Luca, a restorer-potter who leads workshops at Primary Schools, Summer camps and leisure centers. These tiles were created at the Mezzocorona Primary School … [Read more...]

Clay as a sketchbook

A holiday on mountain, looking around with joy, to discover shapes, sketches, pictures. The surface of clay , leather-hard, becomes a sketchbook, whereon I can copy directly the shapes of plants, … [Read more...]

Flowers in bowl…

The inside of the bowls is an excuse to draw sketches of flowers that glide like shadows into the concave surface. The bowls become containers of flowers ... … [Read more...]

Mishima Technique: experiments in black and red

I can not explain how much I am fascinated by this oriental technique of Japanese origin made ​​with colored engobes. I'm still experimenting but I find that the effect of the incisions filled with … [Read more...]

Instructions for tiles decorated with pasta

Some teachers have asked me to draw some simple instructions for making ceramic tiles decorated with pasta. Here is an instruction sheet for use even with younger children ... I hope you find it … [Read more...]

The paper bags made of clay

With  slabs of clay we created these elegant handbags copying them from  paper bags that you find in the shops. The surface was imprinted with flowers to create a texture inspired by nature. After the … [Read more...]

My pottery in Bath

I'm attending a pottery course at the City of Bath College, and I have the possibility to learn, confront and try out new ceramic techniques. Here are my last pottery! I thought that could be an … [Read more...]

Ceramic soap dish with leaf’s print

This is red clay, we added texture with leaves pressing them on the clay slab, then we put the slab in a small dish to give it the curved shape (it's possible also to dry it with a hairdryer).  When … [Read more...]

Mexican sun

Inspired by the Mexican pottery this "sun" is made from a slab of clay leaned on an upturned plate, then cut and shaped. After preparing a project and then finished the first firing, the sun was … [Read more...]

Bas-reliefs of animals

The bas-reliefs were made ​​starting from a slab of clay of 3 cm. After drawing the subject on the clay the students have dug the clay to create the background and added the clay on the parts in … [Read more...]