Roberta’s Pottery Lab
“My first drawing was that of an olive tree, its branches, fruit, and its knotty feeling which is still within me and accompanies me in the realization of my artistic creations. Majolicas, ceramics which I decorate one at a time, letting my imagination run loose and which are actually inspired by the colours of the land surrounding me or by decorations from the past, perhaps from a previous life of mine. Enamels, earthenware, objects that are a part of me and that act as a memory of this area where perhaps you will find something that even belongs to you,too.” Roberta Tistarelli.
Ceramics. To make a ceramic object, there is a series of more or less complicated and lengthy procedures to follow. First the object must be created in the desired shape; then you proceed to its first ‘biscuit’ or bisque firing. Next, it must be glazed by immersing it in tubs where the enamel has already been melted in water, and then its surface and any imperfections must be touched up. When it has been dried out, it is decorated using chemical colours diluted in water; very soft paint brushes must be used. These decorations can be of various kinds and may represent drawings or designs of the past; or they can be based on floral designs, or else on highly personalized decorations.
Then, the objects must be baked in an oven or kiln for approximately 12 hours, after which you must wait until they are cold before pulling them out to see the final result. It is difficult to wait for so long but when the vase or whatever you have made, finally emerges, it is always a source of great pleasure.
If you are interested in buying Roberta’s ceramics online, you can contact her at +39 0564 986110 or by e-mail: email@example.com She will undoubtedly be able to advise you on the choice to make from amongst her pieces for interior decoration which are all carefully finished with love and care.
Her production includes dinner services, vases and majolicas, realized with simple decorations, and inspired by the characteristic and unmistakable Maremma landscape.