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Gabriella Sacchi

Gabriella Sacchi Ceramicist
Italian, English
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Writing with ceramics

  • • Gabriella was inspired by a trip to China
  • • Thanks to clay she can express herself
  • • She loves writing because it’s decorative

Gabriella Sacchi is a ceramic artist who graduated in Architecture. A lover of installations rather than objects, her works are unique pieces that tell a story, even through writing. "At the end of the 80s, after graduating in Architecture, I began teaching art education in middle schools. At the same time with a colleague I opened a workshop of expressive activities for children. Among the various activities, the manipulation of clay and its transformation into a ceramic product were proposed. It was at that time that the clay became the material that I wanted to make my own," she explains of her path to ceramics. After some time, Gabriella opened the Nibe space in Milan for the processing and promotion of contemporary ceramics.

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These two stoneware tureens are part of Gabriella Sacchi’s Haiku series where haikus are written on the tureens’ surfaces. The theme of the haiku’s is food.

Length 28 cm
Width 21 cm
Height 18 cm

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Letter For You

These two sculptural ceramic pieces are made from glazed stoneware clay. The writing is the decorative element of these objects. Words are important as meaning and as graphic elements.

Length 15 cm
Width 14 cm
Height 35 cm

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This ceramic piece is handcrafted from stoneware clay, decorated with slip and ceramic serigraphy. The home, in its material and symbolic meaning, is the symbol of rootedness and belonging to a territory.

Length 21 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 9 cm

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These wine jugs are made from stoneware clay decorated with slip and ceramic serigraphy. Many foods and drinks come from plants whose plantation are lost over the time. Some plantations characterise the life of territories and people who live there. Plants are the natural elements connected with human roots. Writings and photographic images of roots are the decorative elements of the wine jugs and bowls.

Length 33 cm
Width 8 cm
Height 28 cm

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This sculptural ceramic piece is made from stoneware clay decorated with clip and a ceramic serigraphy. The culture, in its widest meaning, is one of the elements that constitute the roots of the individual. In 2013 this work was selected at the XIth International Ceramic Contest of Manises, Spain.

Length 110 cm
Width 200 cm
Height 9 cm

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