Imperfect Beauty

“Manuela Metra offers ceramics that stimulate not only the visual dimension but also the physical.  Her purity of forms and compositions and the executive simplicity that characterizes the works of Manuela, show how it is possible to get rid of everything that is unnecessary and unimportant. When things clouds a clear view of the world, look to Manuela’s art to provide a full understanding of living.” 

Paolo Levi 

Animated by an intense Wabi Sabi spirit, born in Japan and kept alive over the centuries, the Autumn Winter 2023/24 collection celebrates the dialogue between organic forms and freedom of materials in homage to the beauty of Mother Earth, central to Manuela’s artistic work. Testimony to the plastic experience and the ability to confidently grasp the elusive beauty of the Feminine as an archetype, the collection resonates with tactile rhythms and natural colors, shapes that arise from the organic process. Autumnal shades and opaque surfaces are embellished by the imprints left on the rough earth, refined and primitive sculptures, which evoke a delicate and at the same time powerful feminine in her natural elegance.


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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