After only uploading images and trialing our ﬁrst blog, letʼs explain who we are and what DOKS POTTERY is.
Three years ago Raffaella Giorcelli and I (Filippo Di Giovanni), thanks to a common interest in ceramics, created a ceramic workshop in the Docks Dora of Torino (see photo)
It all started when we found an old potterʼs wheel in a friendʼs fatherʼs basement.
After several modiﬁcations and some repairs we began teaching ourselves, and got to work.
Recently we have aquired a new electric wheel and we even built our own electric kilns.
I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino after studying Agricultural Botany at the University of Palermo. This gave me a sound knowledge of inorganic chemistry that has been very useful in developing our ceramic glazes.
In 1996 some friends and I founded the Cooperative "ATTITUDE FORMA S.C. - Technical Services for Art" and are appointed by various museums and galleries in Italy and abroad.
Raffaella studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin and went on to become a practicing artist and teacher.
After a long period of experimentation and testing at DOCKS POTTERY weʼd like to show our ceramic work. The works we produce come from the use of local red and white clay as well as semigres like the earth of Castellamonte.
We make all our own glazes from formulae we found in an old ceramics manual, many of which we have modiﬁed after extensive testing and experimentation.
All our glazes are lead free and contain no toxic substances.
We hope you enjoy our work.
Many thanks to my Australian friend Michael for help me with my bad English
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