Man has been making objects out of clay for thousands of years. The creative act of shaping this material is so primordial that it has been used as a metaphor of creation itself.
Holding this very ancient capability in your hands makes you feel like little continuers of a millenarian tradition.
In my works in terracotta, the main theme is animals. Though remaining in the figurative ambit, I attempt to geometrise forms, which is not too far from what I did in my more personal works of illustration, as for example in Animali Compassati, the series of animals created using a compass.
I generally paint the clay after firing it in a kiln.
Using moulds made to order by specialised workshops, I then obtain replicas that enable me to cut costs.
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