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Caterina Amato

  • Manì Ceramica Pop
  • Ceramicist
  • Milan, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Caterina Amato Ceramicist
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3383157774
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A feeling for clay

  • • Caterina enjoys crafting tableware
  • • She also creates abstract sculptures
  • • Her style is playful and colourful

Caterina Amato’s first encounter with clay occurred in the Milanese studio of multimedia sculptor Kris Ruhs, with whom Caterina started collaborating in 1999. “One day he asked me to choose a material I wanted to experiment with,” she remembers, “and I picked clay. The first time I touched it, I was overwhelmed.” Kris Ruhs gave her total freedom to follow her instinct and bought her all the tools she needed. Caterina started making ceramics from scratch, at first self-taught and then following courses in Spain, China and other countries. “Clay is a unique material, which can be shaped in any form. At times it can be as terrifying as a blank sheet of paper, but I was conquered by its versatility and its texture. Thanks to Kris, I was able to try my hand at thousands of different productions, even large-scale ones. The world of ceramics is so vast that, after 20 years, I still feel I don't know anything!”

Read the full interview

Works

  • © Caterina Amato
  • © Caterina Amato
  • © Caterina Amato
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Photo: © Caterina Amato
Dot bowl

These white clay bowls were hand painted and fired at 1,090°C.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 20 cm

Photo: © Caterina Amato
Stripe bowl

This white clay bowl was hand painted and fired at 1,090°C.

Height 15 cm
Diameter 25 cm

Photo: © Caterina Amato
Bowl

This ceramic bowl was hand painted and fired at 1,260°C.

Height 15 cm
Diameter 20 cm

Photo: © Caterina Amato
Cups

These ceramic cups were hand painted and fired at 1,260°C.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 5 cm

Photo: © Caterina Amato
Artichoke

The Artichoke clay sculpture was hand shaped, painted and fired at 1,260°C by Caterina.

Height 40 cm
Diameter 35 cm

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