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Chapter I
“Exploring the crafts”

ALABASTRI
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Alabastri centerpiece, 2016
Alabastro di Volterra
35 x H5cm

Alabastri centerpiece, 2016
Alabastro di Volterra
35 x H5cm

Alabastri centerpiece, 2016
Alabastro di Volterra Agata
35 x H6,5cm

Alabastri centerpiece, 2016
Alabastro di Volterra Agata
35 x H6,5cm

Alabastri bowl, 2016
Alabastro di Volterra
25 x H14cm

Alabastri bowl, 2016
Alabastro di Volterra
25 x H14cm

Alabastri is a collection of centrepieces made in Alabastro di Volterra (Italy)
This sedimentary rock formed millions of years ago is found in caves or tunnels in the form of large ovoid blocks – called “arnioni” – which are extracted and then processed following the traditional techniques.
The ancient methods required that the polishing was done with shark skin, wild ferns and a solution made from ox bones finely ground mixed with silk yellow soap. This process is nowadays replaced through a polishing process made with powder obtained from a mixture of different shells.
The collection is designed to communicate a sense of quiet and balance, developed through essential shapes that enhance transparency and natural colours. The aesthetics value of alabaster is enhanced through accurate proportions, minimum thickness and handcrafted details.
Each centrepiece can be considered as a unique piece, due to a high quality level of craftsmanship combined with the different intensity of shades designed by nature during millennia.

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