White as snow: February

In February, the world is tinged with white, like the snow that falls silently and envelops everything in a blanket of purity. It’s a time that evokes the essence of winter, a season of tranquility and reflection.

In this scenario of delicacy and simplicity, I find myself contemplating the white porcelain bowls I have created. Their essentiality and aesthetic purity reflect the Japanese approach to design and wabi-sabi aesthetics.

In white bowls like snow, I see the beauty of simplicity and imperfection. Every crack, every mark of time adds character and depth to their aura. They are objects that invite contemplation and mindfulness of the present moment, a central practice in the wabi-sabi philosophy.

Japanese aesthetics teach us to find beauty in imperfect things, in the ephemeral and transient. White bowls represent an invitation to slow down, to appreciate beauty in everyday life, and to celebrate simplicity in its purest form.

In this cold month of February, the white bowls shine like small refuges of serenity, offering an oasis of calm and contemplation in a hectic and chaotic world.


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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