Carré dessert plate
Ceramic plate, handmade in Italy
Designer: Marta Bakowski
Available in a range of 6 different colors and 6 different patterns, our plates are sold individually and are suitable for food use. This makes it possible to create a colorful or matching dessert service, according to your desires.
Dimensions (in.) : Ø7 x H1
Made for you, in Italy, in the region of Tuscany.
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Arts and materials
The Carré dessert plate is made of earthenware in one of the oldest family workshops in Italy, which was founded in Tuscany in 1921. The plate is first cast and demolded by hand before being painted with the chosen color slip. The decorative design is then applied to the biscuit using the spolvero technique.
Spolvero was a method used extensively during the Italian Renaissance in workshops for painting frescoes on the vaults of many buildings. The drawing is then traced with a metal point called a "miretta". Finally, a first firing is done before applying a matte enamel, and then a second firing ensures that the colors are well fixed.
Combining a warm color with a matte finish, the Carré plate is the result of the ancestral know-how of some of the last Italian craftsmen skilled in this activity
Inspired by the Henri Matisse's La Musique, painted in 1939, the Carré plate reproduces the grid pattern present in the painting. During her research work, Marta Bakowski wanted to create a new primary feeling with the choice of the color palette. While remaining faithful to the painter's colors, she chose to prioritize the hues that remain most imprinted in our memories, and which create both harmony and dissonance, namely red, green, blue, and yellow ochre. She also chose black for its contrasting power, and white for its brightness and freshness
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Henri Matisse, La Musique (1939), Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Buffalo (Etats-Unis) © Succession H. Matisse.