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Everyday Sculptures – Unique Ceramic Vessels

by Domestic Totems I Giulia Cosenza Netherlands

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Everyday sculptures is a collection of wheel thrown sculptural vessels, unique one of a kind pieces designed and entirely handmade by Giulia Cosenza at her atelier in Rotterdam. Even though each ceramic sculpture is actually wheel thrown, it appears to be “carved out” of a block and placed on a pedestal. The marbled texture derives from the use of an especially developed blend of reclaimed terracotta clays: the idea behind it is to speak about sustainability and material reuse as an integral part of the design making a strong, tactile and aesthetically pleasing feature. All sculptures feature a matt gradient – rough to smooth – texture on the outside and are coated inside with a subtle crackle effect clear glossy glaze.

Giulia sees ceramics as ritual tools and art as part of everyday life. In her practice she likes to investigate the tension between the functional and the sculptural, turning clay into abstract shapes and symbols, yet with a strong material presence.

“There must be no art detached from life, beautiful things to look at and ugly things to use.” Bruno Munari

Giulia’s goal is to create sculptural pieces which accompany and celebrate daily rituals, becoming domestic totems, joyful protectors of the home and the mindful rituality we all carefully craft everyday.

Please note that this is a handmade item and small imperfections are part of the process and its beauty. Every piece is unique and could be slightly different from the picture. Differences and imperfections derived from the handmade nature of the items will not constitute ground for the client to refuse or return the purchase. All items are intended as artworks or decorative items, suitable for decorative use only.

Featured photography by Marieke Verdenius

MATERIAL:a blend of reclaimed terracotta clays fired at 1050°C; crackle effect clear glaze inside
APPROXIMATE SIZES:

  • Nr.1 ⌀8cm H32 cm
  • Nr.2 ⌀8cm H33 cm
  • Nr.3 ⌀8 H34 cm
  • Nr.4 ⌀8 H28 cm
  • Nr.5 ⌀8 H24 cm

The pieces are glazed but not 100% waterproof so it is indicated to use them with dry flowers/plants.

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Everyday Sculpture 1, Everyday Sculpture 2, Everyday Sculpture 3, Everyday Sculpture 4, Everyday Sculpture 5

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Giulia Cosenza is a designer and ceramicist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Alongside her work as designer, since 2015 she has been dedicating herself to a more tactile, gestural and unstable kind of practice, the art of ceramics. Her ceramic work ranges from wheel thrown pottery to hand built pieces and draws inspiration from the familiar, the functional and the domestic, while challenging it all with hybrid pieces which can be situated between functional and symbolic, the material and the metaphorical. ​​ "There must be no art detached from life, beautiful things to look at and ugly things to use.” Bruno Munari Giulia see ceramics as ritual tools and art as part of everyday life. In her practice she investigates the tension between functional and sculptural, turning clay into abstract shapes and symbols, yet with a strong material presence.
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