If there is something, it is definitely adoration for aesthetics ceramics can inspire when they are held and find their perfect use. The combination of utility and pleasure, this is what inspires the ever changing collection. The name ‘curated ceramics’ is based on the meaning of the words below:
curated | kjʊ(ə)ˈreɪtəd
Selected, organized, and presented using professional or expert knowledge.
Curated derives from the word ‘curate’, the Middle English from medieval Latin curatus, from Latin cura ‘care’.
ceramics | sɪˈramɪks
Ceramics come in three types: porcelain, stoneware and earthenware; depending on the purity of the clay and the temperature at which it is fired. A ceramic is a solid material comprising an inorganic compound of metal, non-metal or ionic and covalent bonds. The Ancient Greek: κεραμικός – keramikós, "potter's", from κέραμος – kéramos, reminds us that ceramics are brought to life by an artist- simply translated as "potter's clay".
The differences in the collections are the result of interests in the diversity of ceramics worldwide. The current selection balances a mix of vintage, new ceramics and unique items.
For over 25 years I have been collecting ceramics. From a young age, starting in my adolescence I would visit vintage shops and antique markets seeking out these gems. From then my joy was a delight in finding a special piece.
In the spring of 2018 I travelled through South-Korea, Taiwan and Japan with ceramics as the Red Thread of my itinerary. Visiting national ceramic collections, regional museums, artisans' studios and pottery fairs was a mindblowing and formative experience.
I hope you will find the same joy and share my thrill for the item you choose, much as I did in the moment I discovered it.domenico
photo courtesy of Daan Loeff