Cherry Pie and the intimacy of daily objects

Every object that accompanies us on our journey becomes laden with emotions and memories. I believe there is an intimacy in everyday objects that goes far beyond their functional nature, allowing them to elevate to a distinctly intimate and spiritual dimension. In Japan, the combination of art, spirit, and functionality is well resolved in the tea ceremony. For me, it is natural to see and seek the spiritual in matter and bring it to light in the everyday; it is my work and my vocation. Thus, baking a Cherry Pie becomes a sensory and spiritual experience; cherries are my favorite fruit and remind me of many things. The slow progress in the kitchen to prepare the brisè dough is not unlike kneading the earth; baking the cherries resembles the creation of enamel, of a color—the texture and density must be perfect. The scents of spices fill the air. I think about the plate on which, while the slice of this glorious Cherry Pie sits, I wonder which color would be most appropriate. And I know for sure that what matters is the journey, the process, the here and now.

manuelametra
manuelametra

Hi, I’m Manuela, urban potter and Italian artist who’s passionate about exploring the expressive potential of clay. With a love for Wabi Sabi aesthetics and the beauty of imperfection, I create bespoke ceramics, paintings, and fine art photography. My studio, nestled in the charming city of Milan, is a magical box where creativity runs wild and beauty is abundant. Whether you’re looking to bring a touch of magic into your everyday life, or simply to explore your creative side through art therapy I’m here to inspire and encourage you on your journey. I bring art into the world and celebrate the beauty in every moment. This blog is my Artistic Salad, filled with creativity, beauty, joie de vivre, passion and tools for creative minds.

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