Originally commissioned by American Express as a series of customized gifts for a special event in New York City, this series of ceramics comes from a collaboration with the Turin-based laboratory Unomi
, a series of ceramic plates and dishes based on Manhattan Unfurled.
From potter and art-therapist Cristina Boselli, founder of Unomi: "I like to think of this project as a combination of three-dimensional and two-dimensional drawing techniques. I imagined making these plates as if I were drawing with a pen, just like Matteo does, with all the roughness, sketchiness and lightness one may find in an ink drawing on a piece of white rice paper. Throwing pottery is, after all, drawing three dimensionally on a spinning wheel. The plates are all hand-built and literally drawn out of clay. The chosen material for the pieces is Japanese raku clay, with a rough texture. The 'white rice paper' glaze is a unique recipe that is the result of years of testing and its 'naked effect' is inspired by the ideas of one of the greatest potters of all times, Bernard Leach."
Based on the La Stampa series "Un anno alla finestra", Cristina Boselli's Turin-based ceramic laboratory UNOMI produced a limited series of ceramic trays. Window views of Friedrich Nietzsche, Cesare Pavese, Italo Calvino, among others. Original drawings on display. For additional information and/or other inquiries, clik here
or contact Unomi directly: www.unomi.it