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Alice Reina

Alice Reina Ceramicist
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Italian, English, French
Hours:
Tuesday to Friday 11:00 - 13:00/15:00 - 19:30, Saturday 15:00 - 19:30
Phone:
+39 3206409355
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From architect to ceramicist

  • • Alice learned the raku technique from her aunt
  • • Her first career was as professional architect
  • • She is inspired by her adopted city, Turin

One beautiful summer, in a small village in Sicily, Alice Reina’s aunt opened a ceramic raku workshop. That summer Alice almost never left the workshop. She played with clay and shaped objects, fascinated by the material and its infinite possibilities. Then the summer ended, and Alice closed the door of the workshop and her newfound passion for about fifteen years. She started studying at Turin Polytechnic University and became a professional architect. One morning in March 2015, she felt the need to rediscover her passion for ceramics and she founded Biancodichina. A year later, she opened her first workshop in a courtyard in the centre of Turin. Though Turin has no ceramic tradition, Alice has always been fascinated by its architectural beauty, the uniformity of its streets, the play of light and shadows, and she believes this calmness and elegance have naturally become part of her work.

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Works

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Sand vases

This collection of ceramic vases by Alice Reina is inspired by summer. Black reflects dark and deep shadows while the white, sand in one's fingers.

Height 40 cm
Diameter 10 cm
Height 35 cm
Diameter 10 cm
Height 30 cm
Diameter 10 cm

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Sand Bowl

This collection is inspired by summer: dark and deep shadows to restyour eyes on, and white sand under your fingers to imagine yourself faraway. What a pleasure to hold it in the hands.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 10 cm

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Gli Steli

As one of the species of Parallel Botany, described by Leo Leonni in his book, Gli Steli grow similar but also different. The variations in details, sizes, colours, and compositions, make the vases in this collection an interior garden.

Height 30 cm
Diameter 7 cm

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La tentazione

This striking blue ceramic sculpture by Alice Reina has a biscuit surface and raised ribs. The sculpture resembles a marine organism, a fossil arrived from afar. Its ambiguity stimulates curiosity and a desire to hold it in one's hands.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 10 cm

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I Gusci

A collection of organic shapes inspired by eggshells, I Gusci amaze with its lightness, thin and jagged edges.They are designed for daily use: to hold objects, to attract attention, to remind us of the transience of things. A kind of meditative object.

Height 11 cm
Diameter 18 cm

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