Fruit Basket With Lemons
$537.00|Made in Italy
The difficulty of manual modeling is overcome, with much grace, in this piece so well achieved. Giacomo Alessi challenges nature by imitating it, and with this unique centerpiece emulates the beauty of a seasonal fruit basket, inviting us to decorate our table with a touch of joy and expertise that perhaps an untrained eye does not perceive, but a lover of Ceramics will not be able to pass without admiring it.
D: 13.39x H: 11.02 inches
Yellow and Green
This Fruit Basket With Lemons is a rustic decorative piece that will give to your tableware decor an Italian breeze.
The Alessi family produces some of Italy’s most celebrated ceramics, with their handmade work winning prizes around the world. Giacomo Alessi oversees their Sicilian workshop, with his skilled hands and artistic genius continuing to define the brand. The only machinery Alessi uses is the simple lathe – relying instead on the wealth of traditional handcrafting processes Italy offers.
The lack of mechanization means each and every Ceramiche Alessi piece is unique and individual, with its own handmade quirks. Once formed, artisans fire Alessi pieces two or three times, adding glaze at the perfect point. This gives each piece stunning looks, superb longevity and a brilliant balance between aesthetics and utility.
Since 1978, Giacomo Alessi has been developing and refining his craft through rigorous technical exploration, artisanal expertise, and extensive research. Woven into his work are deep, introspective investigations into the history of the craft and culture of his native Sicily. The resulting pieces are famous for reinterpreting local traditions, myths, forms and designs in unique, innovative and contemporary ways. His work transcends the dichotomy of form and function, becoming art in its own right whilst retaining versatility and usefulness.
Featured in UNESCO’s book of Living Human Treasures of Sicily, Alessi has exhibited at the world’s foremost ceramics shows. Venues and prizes include Palermo’s Salinas Museum, Pescara’s 57th Michetti Prize, the Milan Fuorisalone and the 54th Venice Biennale. Alessi also featured alongside that of masters such as Guttuso, Mastroianni, Greco, Cagli, and Manzu in the 2011 “Roman Ceramics and Lazio” exhibition in Rome.
Despite this celebrity, Giacomo Alessi spends his time in the family workshop, guiding the hands of younger generations and continuing to develop his craft. With Giacomo’s artistic oversight, the family’s extensive experience and the brand’s high quality.
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