These are the novelty at Toscana Lovers, the shop where you find the best handicraft in the heart of Siena: tiles and bowls entirely hand made
These are a couple of ceramist artists, who at the beginning of 2012 have opened a workshop in a small hamlet in Chianti near Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. The name is simple: Ceramiche and everything is done by hand, just like in medieval times refusing even to use the electric lathe. Tiles , bowls, glasses… decorated with fantastic animals in green and brown (derived from copper and manganese) and imitating majolica’s from the 13th century, orange and sea green flowers like the Sienese jugs from the 16th century, small blue houses which recall the Savona ceramists … in other words decorations which come from the past, and done with the typical freshness of those who continuously change subject.
In fact every tile, or bowl has the small imperfections of what is made by hand
and the particularity of something that is unique. <<All objects for everyday use, pleasant to hold and to look at. says Susanna .<actually their work looks antique and modern at the same time, intimate and at the same time cultured.
Something that we are not used to in our era dominated by computers, buy corporate companies and things made on large scale.
“Toscana lovers” is there first client, and has received from them their invoice Nç1.. Susanna and Cristina are practically a discovery made by Chiara Nesi manager of the Toscana
Lovers shop, and who came across these ceramists through a sister of theirs who is anthropologist. As is to say : culture always reserves some surprises!
Seen for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini