Atelier Alice in Wonderland

Atelier Alice in Wonderland by Manuela Metra
Atelier Alice in Wonderland by Manuela Metra

The Atelier is the place where magic begins, where one can rediscover the creative part of oneself, the most important part of existence. Yes, because life itself is a creative act or so it should be. I decided to give it the name of a story because I love stories and fairy tales, I love reading them, I love telling them. Alice in Wonderland is a fairy tale that I have been very fond of since childhood, I listened to it and then I fell asleep, Alice guided me in a world that I felt similar and, at the same time, I completely identified with her. It’s been several years and things have not changed. For me Atelier is a word that evokes strong emotions, in this place something important happens, it is created. We search, we reach the peaks of beauty, of art, in a search that never ends. It is a luminous place that exerts charm through the instruments, the jars, that sort of organized and magical chaos, there is mystery. In addition to the tubes of color, the sumptuous pigments, the brushes used, there are the packs of earth, the potter wheel, books, tables and that quid difficult to define that characterizes the Atelier. It ‘s my place in the world, I believe that creativity should be cultivated with constancy, preserved and nurtured and be part of a life lived in a balanced, healthy and joyful way. During the year I organize sales, in fact I have seen that for me online sales do not work. People come to me for the purchase of an artwork  or a functional ceramic object, like a cup wants to meet me in person, and it is mutual. Then there are the workshops and laboratories that I organize inside the Atelier or even outside, as in the hospital. But wherever I go I bring with me the same magic, made of human relationships, smiles, looks and people who meet and weave authentic and deep relationships. The Atelier is part of me, it is a place of wonders, and of stories that I love to share with those who have a passion for art. I opened the Atelier many years ago, but that’s another story, I’ll tell you later ….


I am an Artist, located in Italy, the country of Art and Dolce Vita, in love with wabi sabi ceramics. I am specialized in art laboratories, helping people to meet the creative side of life, and helping creative entrepreneurs and companies with branding through my artworks with a dash of clean style to capture the harmony of life. I also work in Hospitals with clay therapy laboratory for children. This blog is my Artistic Salad, filled with creativity, beauty, joie de vivre, passion and tools for creative minds.

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