Red clay

Red Clay
Red Clay

Because sometimes it’s really nice to fall in love with the light that in the morning gathers a bowl and to be enchanted. This rough red clay is another impossible undertaking of mine. I love challenging the limits of the matter, then needless to complain if the clay doesn’t want to go where I tell it to go. But in this tension between idea and reality, between my emotion and everyday life, all my artistic work is played. So, I said, this beautiful red clay from sculpture dyes everything of a beautiful red iron, dirty the instruments in a hellish way and gives wonderful surfaces rich in heat. You can’t ask her to be very fine, you can’t even ask her to go into too much detail. It loves to stay in thick thicknesses, in irregular edges and, possibly, loves austere glazes. I have not yet understood what character it has, sometimes there are still surprises. But when things work the result really leaves you speechless …

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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