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Martina Scarpa

  • Ceramiche Lega
  • Ceramicist
  • Faenza, Italy
  • Rising Star
Martina Scarpa Ceramicist
Italian, English
By appointment only
+39 3347646305
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Reshaping tradition

  • • Martina is the third generation of a family of ceramicists
  • • She applies her grandfather’s techniques to new designs
  • • She wants to awaken the interest of young people to her craft

Young Martina Scarpa grew up in Faenza, the Italian city famous for ceramics. Her home was just upstairs from her grandfather’s workshop, where he, Leandro Lega, founder of Ceramiche Lega, worked with Martina’s mother Carla. Martina’s destiny seemed written. Instead, she studied Economics at university and then found a job in the sales. “At 25, though, I returned to the fold. I began to assist my mother at the workshop and took a very practical one-year course in ceramics.” Her apprenticeship was quick. Today, Martina is 29 and has already been holding the reins of her family business for a while. “Mum has sensed and appreciated my innovative drive, trusting me from the start. She’s still working with me, but I am totally in charge.”

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Jagged bowl

Jagged ceramic bowl, handmade with Faenza maiolica, hand painted and fired with the reduction technique. The outside is unpolished, decorated with an abstract texture.

Height 16 cm
Diameter 27 cm

Photo: ©Ceramiche Lega
Shell-shaped bowl

Shell-shaped bowl, characterized by one regular side and one irregular. Handmade and hand decorated with lustres and copper oxides, fired with reduction technique for obtaining a unique, one-of-a-kind result.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 25 cm

Photo: ©Ceramiche Lega
Flower bowl

Flower-shaped ceramic bowl with irregular borders, handmade and hand painted with lustres and copper oxides and fired with the reduction technique.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 40 cm

Photo: ©Ceramiche Lega
Bottle and glass

Ceramic bottle with matching glass, both created on the lathe, made of ceramics and glazed with lustres and copper oxides that create light blue, green and red shades. Fired with the reduction technique.


Photo: ©Ceramiche Lega

Crumpled handmade ceramic bowls fired with the reduction technique. Each one has a different shape and texture and is glazed with lustres and copper oxides that create various shades of colours.


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