What are your sources of inspiration?
Maria Antonietta: I love to paint the countryside that surrounds me, the medieval villages, the Etruscan walls, rivers and lakes, the olive trees, the vineyards, wheat and sunflower fields. In every piece there is my region, Umbria.
Where does your love for the countryside come from?
Maria Antonietta: It probably originates from my grandfather, an expert in agriculture. In Umbria, he was an innovator in this field. With his little green car, he often took me to the country roads to observe the crops of wheat and maize with the passionate eye of the farmer.
How do you work together?
Caterina: Even if we have two different styles, I learn a lot from my mother, especially from her taste in combining colours. I design ceramic jewellery, necklaces, bracelets, key rings and ceramic bow ties, and I’m about to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia.
What is the Pink Lamp Project?
Maria Antonietta: It’s a combination of tradition and technology and a collaboration with a young engineer, Giacomo Benedetti. The lamp’s design is printed in PLA with the use of a 3D printer, then I create the plaster model around the plastic print.