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CERAMICS
VIOLANTE CREATES ONE-OFF HAND-BUILT CERAMICS USING WHITE SMOOTH STONEWARE CLAY, REMINISCENT OF THE ORGANIC FORMS FOUND IN NATURE. EACH VESSEL IS MANIPULATED AND DISTORTED, PUSHING THE PLASTICITY OF THE CLAY TO ITS VERY EXTREME. VIOLANTE USES A COMBINATION OF THREE OR MORE GLAZES, MATTE AND SHINY, THAT ARE POURED IN SUCCESSION TO OBTAIN VARIETY IN SURFACE TEXTURE AND A SUBTLE INTRICACY OF COLOURS. THE RICHER EXTERIOR IS BALANCED WITH A PLAINER INTERIOR OR VICE VERSA. GLAZED PIECES ARE FIRED AT 1260 DEGREES IN OXIDATION.



DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS
VIOLANTE’S DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS ON PAPER ARE BASED ON ILLUSTRATIONS OF CELLS OF THE HUMAN BODY SEEN UNDER MAGNIFICATION. SHE CREATES ABSTRACT COMPOSITIONS FULL OF MOVEMENT AND LIFE. HER CONFIDENT USE OF COLOUR GIVES THIS WORK A SOPHISTICATED GRAPHIC QUALITY AND AESTHETIC BEAUTY.



BESPOKE ARTISTIC RUGS
VIOLANTE’S RUGS ARE CLOSELY INSPIRED BY HER DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS ON PAPER. THE ARTIST IS CAPTIVATED BY THE AESTHETIC BEAUTY THAT NATURALLY OCCURS AT A CELLULAR LEVEL. EACH RUG SUCCESSFULLY COMBINES MOVEMENT, RHYTHM AND SOPHISTICATED COLOUR HARMONIES.
EACH UNIQUE PIECE CAN BE TAILORED TO THE CLIENTS NEEDS.



VIOLANTE IS AN ITALIAN ARTIST LIVING IN LONDON. SHE GRADUATED IN 1999, WITH HIGHEST HONORS, IN FINE ARTS ( MAJOR IN PAINTING, MINOR IN CERAMICS ) AT PRATT INSTITUTE IN NEW YORK.