That's all Folks !

It took me a while but the time as come...
I am really sorry but I have to face the fact that I do not have time for everything, and while on one side my personal work was growing and thriving the blogging was slowly dying

All the work I have done is still here, so enjoy... and the FB page will continue to be active for info and such....and if you want to know more about me, this is what I do

oliviamontiarduini.com

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Christmas 2014, Contemporary Ceramics Centre

Sui Generis Gifts beyond comparison For Christmas 2014, Contemporary Ceramics Centre has commissioned 15 exceptional makers who have created compelling and unique new work, much of which is exclusive to Sui Generis. 2014 sees an exciting new selection of makers and the return of a few favourites curated to present affordable luxury for the festive season

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Sara Flynn at EHC London



 Sara Flynn, 5-27 November



Erskine, Hall & Coe is pleased to announce that our exhibition of twenty-seven new works by Sara Flynn is now open and fully illustrated online.


“The best of handmade pots are kinetic, they move as the eye explores line and silhouette and Flynn’s are no exception, indeed great exemplars.”
Garth Clark
Chief editor of CFile


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La Ceramica che Cambia

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale
La ceramica che cambia
La scultura ceramica in Italia del secondo dopoguerra.
Da Fontana a Leoncillo, da Melotti a Ontani
Faenza, MIC, 28 giugno 2014 – 1 febbraio 2015

Un dialogo tra generazioni, con uno sguardo sovranazionale, La ceramica che cambia
La scultura ceramica in Italia del secondo dopoguerra in mostra al Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza dal 28 giugno 2014 al 1 febbraio 2015 pone al centro della sua riflessione una materia, la ceramica, declinata nelle tante poetiche che hanno interessato il nostro XX secolo, includendo anche gli artisti stranieri che hanno notevolmente influito sulla produzione ceramica artistica nazionale.
Quindi partendo da Asger Jorn, Albert Diato, Lucio Fontana, Fausto Melotti, Leoncillo Leonardi, Nanni Valentini, per giungere ai più “contemporanei” come Luigi Ontani, Mimmo Paladino, Bertozzi&Casoni (per citare i nomi più noti).
Neocubismo, informale, pop art, minimalismo, arte concettuale, figurazione saranno i temi analizzati per fornire uno sguardo, ad oggi inedito, di un percorso di grande eccellenza artistica nella quale l’Italia ha avuto un ruolo chiave e indiscusso. L’obbiettivo di questa mostra è ripercorrere le principali tappe della storia scultorea ceramica attraverso protagonisti che ne hanno cambiato le prospettive, grazie a contenuti innovativi e straordinariamente contemporanei.

Inaugurazione: 27 giugno, ore 18
Periodo: 28 giugno 2014 -  1 febbraio2015
Info: 0546 697311, micfaenza.org


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MALENE HARTMANN RASMUSSEN


MALENE HARTMANN RASMUSSEN
Nightfall


Tuesday 3rd - Sunday 8th June 2014
10am - 8pm (12 - 6pm weekend)
83 Kinnerton Street, London SW1X 8ED

DRINKS RECEPTION
Thursday 5th June 6 - 8 pm




Jessica Carlisle is delighted to announce Malene Hartmann Rasmussen's first exhibition at the gallery, an installation of ceramic sculptures exploring the theme of the enchanted forest.

The wild land beyond the cultivated fields has captured our imagination for centuries. The forest as a place of enchantment is a recurring theme in European literature and myth, and can be traced back to primitive man’s awe and fear of nature which gave rise to ancient cults and pagan rituals. In classical mythology, the satyrs and fauns that dwell in the woods act as symbols of bestiality and abandon, whilst in Norse myth the dark Scandinavian forests of Mirkwood and Iron-Wood are inhabited by elves, trolls, giants and witches, the same creatures that are to be found in 17th & 18th century fairy tales as lore and legend morph into fantasy and fiction. The forest continues to act as an important construct in contemporary culture; a sinister backdrop for countless horror movies and novels, it stands as a metaphor for the realms of the unconscious mind.

Hartmann Rasmussen enters the woods at that most magical time of day; twilight. It is at this bewitching hour, as daylight fades, that crepuscular creatures emerge from their dens and trees start to talk. This moment of transformation is embedded in Hartmann Rasmussen’s sculptures themselves, the once soft clay now hardened into fragile ceramic. Yet these strange creations feel like they mig
ht yet become animate. The owl perched on his shelf might at any moment fly away, the stocky rabbit might bound off, and the fronds of wooden hearts be seen to curl and grow. It is these boundaries between living and non-living, animal and human, plant and creature, fact and fiction, and how they have been interpreted and understood over time, that hold such a particular fascination for the artist, and her unique way of exploring and depicting them gives these surreal installations their distinctive uncanny air. 


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CERCO 2014

CERCO 2014

Los días 9, 10 y 11 de mayo se celebrará en Zaragoza la la decimocuarta edición de la Feria Internacional de Cerámica Contemporánea CERCO 2014, que contará con seis exposiciones además de la feria propiamente dicha.

Este año la feria contará con seis exposiciones y la presentación del Congreso de la Academia Internacional de la Cerámica que se celebrará en Barcelona.

El programa completo es el siguiente:

CENTRO DE ARTESANÍA DE ARAGÓN

Feria Internacional de Cerámica Contemporánea
C/ Monasterio de Samos, s/n. Zaragoza (antiguo matadero).
9, 10, 11 de Mayo
Horario de 11 a 21 horas

Centro de Artesanía de Aragón
Kris Campo
C/ Monasterio de Samos, s/n. Zaragoza (antiguo matadero).
Del 6 al 30 de mayo
Horario de 12 a 14 a y de 17 a 20. Sábados y festivos cerrado.
9, 10 y 11 de mayo de 11 a 21:30 horas.
ww.campokris.be

Torreón Fortea
Amado Lara: Trascendiendo la dualidad
C/ Torrenueva, 25 50003 Zaragoza
Del 8 de mayo al 15 de junio
Horario de 10 a 14 y de 17 a 21 de martes a sábado.
Domingos y festivos de 10 a 14,30. Lunes cerrado.

Casa de los Morlanes
De barro y palabras. Cerámica finlandesa
Plaza de San carlos, 4. 50001 Zaragoza
Del 10 de abril al 15 de junio
Horario de 10 a 14 horas y de 17 a 21 horas, de martes a sábado
Domingos y festivos de 10 14,30 horas
Lunes cerrado

Galería Finestra estudio
Soledad Franco
C/ Zumalacárregui nº 12, local, 50006 Zaragoza
Telf: 976 23 45 16 / 660 14 01 08
www.finestraestudio.com
Del 9 al 30 de mayo
De martes a sábado de 11 a 13 horas y de 17,30 a 20,30 horas.
Domingo 11 de mayo de 11 a13 horas.

Galería Grisselda
Yanka Mikhailova: Perpetuum movile
Calle San Agustín Local 4A, 50002 Zaragoza.
Tel. 976 395030 y 638 457449.
www.grisselda.com info@grisselda.com.
Del 7 al 31 de mayo
Horario de 11 a 13 y de 17:30 a 20:30 de martes a sábado. Domingos 11 a 13

PRESENTACIONES

Presentación del Congreso de la Academia Internacional de la Cerámica - ICA. Barcelona 2016
Centro de Artesanía de Aragón
C/ Monasterio de Samos, s/n. Zaragoza (antiguo matadero).
10 de mayo a las 11 h.

Más información en www.cerco.es

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Erskine, Hall & Coe, Group Exhibition


Erskine, Hall & Coe
Group Exhibition
16 April to 01 May

Artists: Claude Champy, Gordon Crosby, Sara Flynn, Deirdre Hawthorne, Ewen Henderson, Hervé Jézéquel, Shozo Michikawa, Gustavo Pérez, Lucie Rie, Tim Rowan, Camille Virot, John Ward

Erskine, Hall & Coe is pleased to present a group exhibition of classic and contemporary ceramics, featuring the work of twelve British and international artists.  Works by Lucie Rie, John Ward, Ewen Henderson, Shozo Michikawa, Gustavo Pérez, Sara Flynn, Tim Rowan, Deirdre Hawthorne, Camille Virot, Claude Champy and Gordon Crosby, paired with photographs by Hervé Jézéquel, are on display from the 16th of April through the 1st of May.

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Blooming' New Work by Valéria Nascimento

Blooming' New Work by Valéria Nascimento

May 1st - May 31st 2014
Born in Brazil, 1962. I initially graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1985 helping me cement my interest in the fusion between urban landscapes and natural forms. I was introduced to clay a year later and became fascinated by its multiple possibilities for expression and the development of ideas.
My inspiration is drawn mostly from the natural world and porcelain has the smoothness and the malleability that I need to create new shapes, manipulating it to appear in some cases defiantly weightless. My work is about repetitive sequencing with separate elements to form a cohesive sculptural group. I am principally interested in large-scale wall installation projects.’
- See more at: http://www.cpaceramics.com/ccc/futureex#sthash.y4s9f1L5.dpuf
Blooming' New Work by Valéria Nascimento
May 1st-31st 2014

May 1st - May 31st 2014
Born in Brazil, 1962. I initially graduated with a degree in Architecture in 1985 helping me cement my interest in the fusion between urban landscapes and natural forms. I was introduced to clay a year later and became fascinated by its multiple possibilities for expression and the development of ideas. My inspiration is drawn mostly from the natural world and porcelain has the smoothness and the malleability that I need to create new shapes, manipulating it to appear in some cases defiantly weightless. My work is about repetitive sequencing with separate elements to form a cohesive sculptural group. I am principally interested in large-scale wall installation projects. - See more at: http://www.cpaceramics.com/

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Il dinamismo delle forme instabili, Giorgio Poli e Alfredo Gioventù





Titolo mostra: Il dinamismo delle forme instabili
artisti: Giorgio Poli e Alfredo Gioventù
sede: Torre dei Doganieri, Sestri Levante
date: 19 aprile – 14 maggio 2014

inaugurazione: 19 aprile ore 18.30

La mostra propone un dialogo tra due artisti, amici, sul tema della trasformazione della materia e sul divenire delle forme naturali.
Giorgio Poli, insegnante di scienze e biologia, indaga il mondo naturale, l'evolversi delle forme della vita con la curiosità e la capacità di osservazione minuta dello “scienziato”, utilizza, prevalentemente, materiali di recupero associati a tecniche grafiche, Alfredo Gioventù la ceramica e la ricerca plastica.
Le opere esposte sono unite dal filo conduttore della trasformazione, della instabilità, dello stupore e  ci conducono in una sfera dove la percezione di “naturale” ed “artificiale” si mescolano, tra forme di vita animale, vegetale e minerale.
L'utilizzo di materiali di recupero, lontano dalle tematiche del riciclo, in Poli è stimolato dalla osservazione minuziosa e priva di pregiudizi delle caratteristiche estetiche e tecniche della materia ed è finalizzato alla creazione di opere, spesso molto differenti tra loro, che  indagano la profondità e varietà delle infinite forme di vita, le variazioni della forma, le sequenze logiche e matematiche che presiedono il dipanarsi di questa varietà.

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In Crypta, Todi


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Bertozzi e Casoni


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Milano Design Week, Visionnaire


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Milan Design Week, Marlene Rasmussen

 




Another good reason to go to Milan Design Week.
Malene Hartmann Rasmussen's piece "Relics of a Troll" is selected for the finalist exhibition "Open to Art - International Competition for Ceramics and Design". Opening and Award ceremony today from 18.00 at Officine Saffi in Milan.
                                     www.malenehartmannrasmussen.com

"Open To Art - International Competition for Ceramics and Design - Finalist Exhibition"
Opening and Award ceremony 2nd of April from 18.00
The 2nd of April to 10th of July 2014
Officine Saffi
Ceramics Art Gallery
Via A. Saffi
7-20123 Milan
Italy

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From Heaven from Earth


From Heaven to Earth / Margaret HaydonThe Katie Gingrass Gallery is a contemporary art and fine craft gallery located in the Historic Third Ward of downtown Milwaukee.
Founded in 1980, the Katie Gingrass Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of lithographs, paintings, pastels and
the fine craft of regionally and nationally recognized artists.


"From Heaven to Earth"  features nationally renowned ceramic artists including Bennet Bean,
Curtis Benzle, Jennifer McCurdy, , Melissa Greene, James Aarons, Natalie Blake, Margaret Kenway Haydon, Jef Raasch, Michael Ware, and Chuck Solberg.
"From Heaven to Earth"

April 1- May 30, 2014
Katie Gingrass Gallery
207 E. Buffalo
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
 

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Milan Design Week

Immagine in linea 3

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Riccardo Monachesi






Immagine in linea 1TITOLO: TERRAEMOTA
AUTORE: Riccardo Monachesi
A CURA DI: Francesco Paolo Del Re
LUOGO: Museo delle Mura, Roma, via di San Sebastiano 18
QUANDO: Dal 5 aprile al 15 maggio 2014 
ORARI: Da martedì a domenica 9.00-14.00. La biglietteria chiude mezz’ora prima
VERNISSAGE: 5 aprile 2014, ore 11.00
INFORMAZIONI: 060608 - museomura@zetema.it - www.museodellemura.it

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Annie Turnes, Erskine Hall Coe

Annie Turner






















ANNIE TURNER
& HERVÉ JÉZÉQUEL

Exhibition continues to 27 March


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Annie Turner will be in the gallery
this Saturday, the 15th of March from 11am - 4pm

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Annie Turner & Hervé Jézéquel’s exhibition is now open. The private view was held last Tuesday evening with a busy and excited crowd.
The exhibition presents thirty new hand-built stoneware sculptures by Annie and several first-edition photographs by Hervé. The themes explored in this show include the artists’ relationship to landscape and littoral regions along the east coast of England and Brittany.

Erskine, Hall & Coe

Erskine, Hall & Coe Ltd, 15 Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4SP
+44 (0) 20 7491 1706 | mail@erskinehallcoe.com | www.erskinehallcoe.com

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Paola Paronetto at Maison & Objet

    Maison & Objet –Paris,January 24/28,

Paola Paronetto and other ceramics
                                             

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Body & Soul, New York


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Ceramics in America

Mark Alberghina, Saint Sebastien
Today I read an article on how clay is entering the Art (capital A) market. It is an interesting reading, and gives a good insight on the state of American Ceramics.
 http://www.artnews.com/
It is true, and not only in the States, that there is growing attention to artists working with ceramics, probably driven by the need to satisfy the physical need of a piece of art. Clay is an incredible material that requires knowledge, artistry, a good idea and a spoonful of magic.
These new artists are succeding in infusing a simple bag of greyish dough with pure spirit.
It is very exciting !
Here some good stuff to look at:

Ann Agee














Arlene Shechet













Kathy Butterly


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Santo Alligo, Torino


Santo Alligo
Terrecotte Galleria Terre d’Arte, Via Maria Vittoria 20/A, 10123 Torino

Periodo: 16 gennaio - 13 febbraio 2014

Inaugurazione: giovedì 16 gennaio 2014 - ore 18,00
Galleria Terre d’Arte – tel/fax +3901119503453

www.terredarte.net
info@terredarte.net

Santo Alligo nasce nel 1948 a Roccalumera in provincia di Messina. Emigrato a Torino nel 1953 dopo aver fatto gavetta in tipografie, zincografie e dopo aver svolto svariate occupazioni, frequenta la Civica Scuola d'Arte Ceramica.

Successivamente entra nell'atelier della ceramista Anna Maria Carusi con la quale farà pratica sbozzando le grandi opere di creta destinate alla cottura. Lavora presso questo atelier dai
dodici ai diciotto anni d'età. È solo un ragazzo ma già manipola con abilità l’argilla. Entra quindi nel celebre Studio Testa nel quale elabora i propri progetti e, partendo dall'idea di Armando Testa, realizza il modello del Pippo, l'ippopotamo della pubblicità. Passa quindi, dopo otto anni trascorsi in quegli uffici, a un seconda agenzia, la Bussolino-Sitcap, nella quale approda come art director, nel 1972, e dove lavora tuttora come consulente. Sono anni intensi durante i quali continua parallelamente la sua eclettica attività di scultore e durante i quali i suoi lavori entrano in alcune collezioni private. Alligo impersona un nostrano esempio di self made man che completa e approfondisce le proprie conoscenze frequentando mostre e musei, divenendo un avido bibliofilo, collezionando a sua volta le opere di celebri illustratori e scrivendo su prestigiose testate tra le quali: "Il Sole 24 Ore", "Charta" e "Tuttolibri". Lavora tuttora alacremente alle sue sculture continuando a tessere un discorso artistico mai interrotto.

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