The Cartocci in paper clay are sculptures which are always different from one another, unique pieces with a strong personality. They are completely handmade with a long complex procedure and they can vary in size and shape during the making process or the firing. Therefore the eventual differences are to be seen as an added value and they prove their exclusiveness. Always connoted with a strong personality, Paola Paronetto’s Cartocci acquire an even more individual flavor.
Ego is the version decorated with images of nature.
Applicable on many of the objects of the vast Cartocci collection, the images are shown in sepia or burgundy on white. Through the technique of engobe, the object itself can take any color from the wide range of hues proposed by Paola Paronetto. With this customization option, Paola Paronetto not only finds a new way to express herself, but also offers the customer the opportunity to add a very personal note to already unique objects. In fact, the customer can submit his favorite image to the ceramist who, consistent with her expressive style, can apply the image to the chosen Cartoccio.
Paola Paronetto proposes new forms for her Cartocci. Inspired by the world of animals, the collection now integrates the Tucano family. The long-line jugs with their accentuated spouts are a new testimony to the incessant formal research of the ceramist and a sign of her feminine intuition and her delicate and sensitive style. In addition, Paola Paronetto further explores the application possibilities of Cartocci in the form of decorative wall panels. In this case, the ceramist introduces small containers, allowing the user to insert flowers at will.
Bosco e Pistilli
The latest creations Bosco (forest) and Pistilli (pistils) contributes to this momentum and are characterized by vertical and slender shapes. Both families of objects are composed of tubular shapes to assume facets that are both evocative and abstract, almost playful. As suggested by their names, the objects of the Bosco and Pistilli series acquire their maximum expressiveness in groups, playing with different heights and/or colours, just as in nature.
Not only through the technique of paper clay, but also with the infinite compositional possibilities, Bosco and Pistilli are regarded as a logical evolution of the Cartocci collection, with which the artist has always explored the compositional power of individual objects, united in evocative groups of still life.
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