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Marta Benet Morera

  • Ceramicist
  • Asola, Italy
  • Rising Star
Marta Benet Morera Ceramicist
Contact
Italian, English, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3285914735
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From Valencia with love

  • • Marta is inspired by the traditional crafts of her native city
  • • She often combines textile design and ceramics
  • • Working in a village means she offers her services almost exclusively

Marta Benet Morera is a Spanish artisan, designer and architect based in Italy. She grew up in a very crafty area, in the city of Valencia known for its ceramics and textiles, where women have clothes made by seamstress. After having trained in fashion, Marta opened her own studio focusing on made-to-measure, however, she soon got tired of focusing only on dressmaking and after a couple of years she moved to Milan and started dabbing into the other traditional Valencian craft: pottery. Today, she runs a studio in the outskirts of Mantua where she offers consultation and creates ceramic objects which look back at the old traditions of her native city but are infused with a contemporary twist.

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Works

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Trazos III no.1

This silk ochre crepe tapestry (dyed naturally with coffee and turmeric) is hand-embroidered with white silk thread. It’s a decorative element hanging from a wooden stick to be attached to a wall. It has been crafted following the embroidery technique typical of the Spanish "Mantón de Manila" shawls. The sides are made with hand-rolled hems and the bottom is finished with long silk fringes knotted by hand with the technique of macramé.

Height 160 cm
Width 85 cm

Photo: ©Marta Benet
Tocat no.2

This glazed terracotta cake stand is in cream colour. It was made with the ceramic slab building technique without the use of the wheel. The texture in the upper part was engraved on the terracotta when it was still damp and before being fired. The cake stand can be used to serve food on the table or as a decorative element.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 26 cm

Photo: ©Marta Benet
Tocat no.3

This glazed terracotta cake stand in cream colour was made with the ceramic slab building technique without the use of the wheel. The texture in the base was engraved on the terracotta when it was still damp and before being fired. This cake stand can be used to serve food on the table or as a decorative element.

Height 24 cm
Diameter 22 cm

Photo: ©Marta Benet
Tocat no.4

This glazed terracotta fruit bowl in light grey colour was made with the ceramic slab building technique without the use of the wheel. The texture in the upper part was engraved on the terracotta when it was still damp and before being fired. This fruit bowl can also be used as an object holder or as a decorative element.

Height 15 cm
Diameter 22 cm

Photo: ©Marta Benet
Plecs no.6

This wall sculpture was made with stoneware and framed on a linen canvas. The sculpture has been made with a very thin slab of stoneware stretched manually with a rolling pin. Then it was modelled by hand to imitate the shapes and folds of fabric. Its edges are irregular – like a torn sheet of paper – and its finish is completely natural and raw.

Length 47 cm
Width 39 cm
Height 5 cm

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