Summer Tables

Summer has arrived, you can feel it in the air, although this year it has appeared more silently and shyly than usual.

After the lockdown, we resumed our habits, but not completely, with some adjustments. In this climate somewhat suspended between caution and freedom, the summer light and the call of summer still make themselves felt. It’s the scents, the colors, and the dishes that we prepare, possibly without even lighting the stove, that remind us of summer rituals. For me, summer is characterized by the scent of grilled peppers, ratatouille, salads like niçoise, and outdoor breakfasts that transition with slow awareness into a casual light lunch.

Dinners become the natural extension of the aperitif. In my summer ritual, I feel that the table also shifts towards colors and fabrics in line with these emotions and the opportunity to live lightly, free from the rigid rules imposed by other times of the year. Summer is freedom. The bowl spontaneously fills with salads and cold pastas, and breakfasts, while the large plate is perfectly suited to a single dish and to the desire for movement. We all become a bit more bohemian in the summer: we have dinner on the terrace, sometimes even on the sofa. These summer tables create new happy memories together.

Rough materials, colors fading into blue and indigo, combined with eclectic ceramics, are the perfect choice to accompany this desire for freedom, whether on the beach, the terrace, or a sofa.


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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