Design Within Reach Rina Menardi - Large Bowl Design Within Reach Rina Menardi - Large Bowl

As a ceramist, Rina Menardi has spent 30 years researching and perfecting her techniques and color schemes the result of which can be seen in her pieces. Inspired by nature and her own feelings, this extraordinary designer-craftswoman believes that “an object should not impose itself, but rather suggest visual and tactile sensations able to evoke our deepest emotions.” All handmade, Menardi's bowls and trays (1980) are characterized by simple lines and stunning colors. The red of a sunset, the purple of an autumn leaf, the white of an ocean shell can all be found in her ceramics. She chooses to work in baked clay because it allows her to express herself through gaining possession of some of nature's secrets. “Clay allows me to give a three-dimensional shape to the here-and-now ‘me,'” says the artist. “It is a way of communicating with myself and, therefore, with others.” Made in Italy. Materials Ceramic.

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