Small ceramic house-box

The slabs of clay can be used for lots of different projects. This  project needs precision  in measuring, cutting and assembling the slabs and the consistence of clay must be not too soft. Remember to use "slurry" clay to join the slabs on the edges, after  having scratched the surfaces to be joined. The surface of the box may be textured, carved or decorated, and in the same way you can build a … [Read more...]

Coil vase with a ‘not round’ base

Starting from any shape as base of the vase,  you can model a vase not round, by growing as a free shape in your hands. The coils follow the shape of the base and then they can widen and narrow as you like. Here's my vase made with this technique. I glazed the interior of the pot, and I colored the outer surface with manganese oxide. … [Read more...]

Knots & words

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A special guitar

I’m painting a guitar body of a Telecaster for my husband, inspired to a famous guitar decorated by Sara Ray. It’s a very interesting experience that reminds me my job in the restoration of ancient paintings. I’ve trying to paint it with special watercolors for woods, proceeding with transparent layers of color overlaid. The smooth surface of wood with its veining in evidence, is so … [Read more...]

Words & ink

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Discover the hidden poems

On a page of an old book you draw any object and choose some word in order to create a little poem...  You'll be surprised to discover what is hidden in a page. Do you have three minutes? Have a look at my video tutorial:                        … [Read more...]

Today in Bristol

Today I tried to capture the main colours of this grey-autumnal afternoon in Bristol, and arrange a composition with these lines, shapes and colours... … [Read more...]

Visiting Bath

The light and the sky were the protagonists this morning in Bath; I'm fascinated to compose square details with curved lines, horizontal or vertical shapes, angles and contrasted colours. … [Read more...]

Italian Autumn

The Autumn in Italy has always a warm light, you can feel the end of Summer in the scent of wet wood, in the chilly part of the shadows, in the last ray of sun that warms the surface of dark stones and the rusty iron... … [Read more...]

Secret doors

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