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...]

Fender Telecaster “Music”

My third painted guitar is dedicated to Music, that makes us better people. The body of the Telecaster is made ​​of ash wood, I have painted it with watercolors and acrylics. The components (neck made of maple wood from 42nd Street Guitars , mechanical parts Heavy Relic), have been assembled by our friend Mirko Pangrazzi of MPL Guitar which has also carried out varnish and set up.       … [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 black engobe is amazing ... Below we see first the working of clay to leather hardness, then a picture of a bowl after the first firing. The remaining photographs are of the bowls glazed after the … [Read more...]

Cool landscape

On a mixed media background I've found a frozen landscape... I enjoyed to draw little houses, bridges and windows, following the colors on the background. … [Read more...]

Painting on the wood: my Les Paul “Journey” finished

My work as a painting on maple body of this Les Paul Gibson was completed by a talented luthier in Bristol, who assembled this masterpiece. I can not let you hear how it sounds, but this guitar is truly a sight! … [Read more...]

Small pots in blue

I miss the clay, I have little time and little space to work with it. The clay is calling me through my little blue vases and for now I can not answer. Waiting for quiet moments when I will listen to my wheel to turn again ... … [Read more...]

Tiles imprinted with pasta

A simple and brilliant idea to be realized at school with clay slabs: colored tiles imprinted with different shapes of pasta. Farfalle, penne, fusilli or spaghetti become interesting tools to create texture on the smooth surface of the fresh clay. You can create abstract designs, patterns or small landscapes ... giving space to the imagination. To color the tiles after the first firing I used the … [Read more...]

The banners for the School

After a year in Bristol I'm going back to Italy. I have worked with pleasure at Cherry Garden Primary School and, as a goodbye gift, I have drawn the banners with the key words that recall the values ​​taught daily in the school. In English schools there is a special education on the values, ​​and every day children are reminded of the words that focus on human growth, on respect, on learning to … [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 attractive proposition for students to design a set of 3 small pots with different shapes but with similar decorations, to work on the concept of a "triad" of objects connected by an idea that unites … [Read more...]

Another painted guitar : Les Paul “Journey”

I was fascinated by painting on wood that I have experienced on the previous   body  guitar Telecaster "Red Baron" in maple. I painted another body, this time of a Gibson Les Paul in mahogany, with a subject of my own invention titled "Journey". I know this is not a lesson to be proposed at school, but who knows if it can serve as a starting point for some creative project such as design and … [Read more...]