La maison au milieu des collines
A¬†ceramic dish that goes by the Italian name “Fruttiera con sorpresa” then nicknamed “La maison au milieu des collines” by a french blog.
The idea for this object came to me back in 2009 in Shanghai. I sketched it as representation of my homesickness: at the time I was approximately at the antipode of my home between the hills of Imola so I drew it underneath the bowl. Only a year later the sketches were actually developed as a project and given to Giorgio Fusella, who manufactured the plaster mould. A limited series of 100 pieces is now being produced and hand painted by Marco Malavolti. The clay he uses comes from the same hills that surround my home.
The first plaster model devided in two pieces and the moulds that where made using it.
The only specimen so far¬†to be coated¬†in white enamel on both sides. One matte the other is shiny.