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Studio di ceramica-Pottery. 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. Docks Pottery via Valprato n°68 10155 Torino Italia

sabato 26 settembre 2009

After a long absence

After a long absence I returned to Italy, I greet and thank everyone for the wait.
Work in Seoul went well, Seuol is a great city and Koreans kind and friendly, a great people.
With me came my Korean friend and collaborator, Christine Hong, she lives in Turin and she teaches art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. Cristina has been a great help as an interpreter and thanks to the fact that his parents and brother Leo (artist photographer) living in Seoul, Korea does not have visited by tourists. They came to work with me my partner Roberto Fioccardi for mounting the exhibition and dismantling my dear friend of Sidney Michael Schiavello.
During my first visit to Seou I met , a ceramist, Toyoung Kwak, I visited his gallery and with her we made a car trip to meet The Major Intangible Cultural Properties , the potter Mr. Kim Jong-Ok.

And now, photos, photos and photos for my friends around the World

E adesso foto, foto e foto per i miei amici in giro per il Mondo

Nathalie's paintings inside the Transformer

Mario, Hans, Nathalie, Roberto and Cristina

Nathalie and Hans

outside the Trasformer, traditional Korean dance

Cristina, Toyoung, Me and Leo

Toyoung's works
Toyoung's Gallery

Toyoung's works

Toyoung's works

Toyoung's works

Papà e Mamma of Cristina and another bottle of dunduju

Dinner with Jonny and Angela


The potter Mr.Kim Jong-Ok

Mr.Kim Jong-Ok and wife

The studio of Mr.Jong-Ok

The ovens of Mr.Jong-Ok

Mr.Jong-Ok's Works

Mr.Jong-Ok's Works

Mr.Jong-Ok's Works

Mr.Jong-Ok's Works

fishing in the river with Leo

Leo's photos in the art fair o Seoul

martedì 28 luglio 2009

The bags for Korea

On 2 August I am leaving for Seoul, to install the exhibition of Nathalie Djurberg a Swedish artist, in 2008 she had a solo show at the Prada Foundation, Nathalie was awarded the Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale in 2009.

I and my associates will expose video animations of Nathalie inside the Prada Transformer in Seoul. From 9 years I am working for my company ( Attitudine Forma) as technical manager of the works of contemporary art for the Prada Foundation in Milan and around the world. I work in korea last 10 days but I have programmed 4 days more to visit the Icheon Pottery Village where I'm going to see the Korean potters, the blog of "Bandana Pottery" gives much guidance to visit the potters, but unfortunately I do not have many days left. If any of you know or can tell me of potters in Korea I would be very grateful. I hope to make images from show you.

Ciao a Tutti a Presto
Ciao to all and see you soon

Portrait of Nathalie Djurberg. Photo by Hans Berg
'experiment', 2009 (installation, claymation, digital video and mixed media)image © designboom

The Prada Transformer is a rotating pavilion with four sides, designed to host fashion shows, exhibitions and film festivals, which can be transformed by turning it around to change the façade and the floor. Based on the form of the tetrahedron, it offers a series of different façades: a cross, a rectangle and a circle, which may be rotated as required to create walls or ceilings.The pavilion, located in Seoul near the sixteenth-century Kyeonghee Palace, is due to open on April 25 for the "Waist Down" exhibition curated by Miuccia Prada in collaboration with AMO presenting a selection of the designers skirts from the early '90s to the present.The exhibition will stay open until May 31.The Prada Transformer was designed by Rem Koolhaas with Kunlé Adeyemi and Alexander Reichert and built with the support of LG Electronics,Hyundai Motor Company and Red Resource.

venerdì 24 luglio 2009

The Beauty of Communication

If Kitty Shepherd and her daughter were not at St Ives and informed us of the Tate , I would not have known Lucie Rie and I would not have found me in front of the images of a beautiful exhibition in Tokyo at Issey Miyake's 21-21, called U-Tsu-Wadi. In addition I discovered the works of Jennifer Lee and Ernst Gamperl.
Maybe I will be working in museums and the way to display the workshow of art fascinates me, but this exhibition curated by the fashion designer Miyake and by the architect Tadao Ando is wonderful. When you find something beautiful is nice to communicate it to others.
Thanks Kitty

"Lucie Rie is one of the fortunate grandes dames of design whose contribution was recognised whilst she was still alive. Indeed the Austrian-born, London-based ceramicist was actually made a dame in 1991 for a lifetime’s service to the arts.
Yet, barely a decade after her death, her name is far from a household name amongst the design literate today. Perhaps this is due to nothing more than the fact that ceramics are a relatively niche area, falling between art and design. We’re sensing a pleasing surge of interest in her work though, which a new exhibition at Issey Miyake’s 21_21 will bolster.
The exhibition is called U-Tsu-Wa, which means vessels, and brings together around 100 works of Lucie Rie, together with pieces by Scottish ceramicist Jennifer Lee and German woodworker Ernst Gamperl. Miyake enlisted the help of
Tadao Ando for the exhibition design and, as you’d imagine with such a pairing of creative heavyweights, the result is surreal and spectacular. Centre stage is a gigantic pool of water on which Rie’s ceramics appear to float, highlighting the delicate fragility of her ceramics.
Miyake is something of a Lucie Rie fanatic and this is the second time he’s showed her work in Tokyo. He first discovered her twenty years ago by accident, stumbling across a book about her in a London bookshop. After visiting her studio he was hooked – ‘upon entering, meeting her and seeing some of her work I sensed ‘this is what it means to create’. I remember feeling energised as well as inspired’". ( text by Wallpaper*)

The Issey Miyake Foundation presented the images of the building called '21_21 Design Sight' designed by Tadao Ando in Tokyo .
Lucie RieBorn in 1902 in Vienna, where she studied at the Kunstwerbeschule under Michael Powolny from 1922 to 1926. In 1938 she moved to London, where she lived in Albion Mews. She opened a pottery and button-making workshop, and was joined in 1946 by Hans Coper. She was knighted an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1968 and Commander in 1981. She was made a Dame in 1991. From 1949 she exhibits her work from in many cities in Europe and America. Her first one-person exhibition was held in Japan at the Sogetsu Gallery, Tokyo and Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, in 1989. In 1990, she stopped making pots. Lucie Rie died in 1995, aged 93.

Jennifer LeeBorn in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1956. From 1975 to 1979 she studied ceramics and tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art. She then spent eight months on a scholarship to the USA where she researched South-West Indian prehistoric ceramics and visited contemporary West Coast potters. From 1980 to 1983 she continued her work in ceramics at the Royal College of Art in London. Since then she traveled extensively. Jennifer Lee has had retrospective exhibitions of her work at the Röhsska Musset in Göteborg, Sweden in 1993, and the Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland in 1994. Her work is represented in major public collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Jennifer Lee lives and works in London and regularly exhibits worldwide.

Ernst GamperlBorn in Munich, Germany in 1965. After graduating from high school he became a furniture maker apprentice and stumbled on woodturning by chance. Starting out an autodidact, he set up his own workshop in 1990. Ernst Gamperl has exhibited works in all over the world, including “the International Wood Turning Exhibition” (Victoria, Austria) in 1994, a traveling exhibition at Strenesse (Hamburg), Galerie Hilde Leiss in 1998, “Ernst Gamperl Volumes in Wood” at MDS-G in Tokyo in 2000, and so on. His objects are found in renowned museums all over the world, such as the Museum of Applied Art, Frankfurt and Fond national d’Art contemporain, Paris. He earned awards from the Danner Foundation in 1993 and 1999, and has winning prizes and awards as far afield as Germany, the USA and Australia.

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