For over 30 years, Mario Segoloni has been on the international market as a ceramic craftsman with his semi-finished product. His company GEM - semi-finished products - based in Deruta is specialized in the artisan manufacturing process of the ceramic biscuit.
The semi-finished product is an extremely versatile product and therefore lends itself to be treated like the pictorial canvas; it is possible to apply techniques similar to painting and sculpture to it; it is precisely from this axiom that the idea of applying the extroflexion technique to the ceramic semi-finished product was born.
From here it is a very short step to transform a handcrafted product of great value into a design element: as a pictorial canvas, the clay is transformed into an ejection between the skilled hands of the master craftsman. The original expressive form manifests itself in the perfect and brilliant glazing ; each tile is a single work, but it can become part of a more complex puzzle; each piece is unique and unreproducible for this created in a limited series where each element still retains its unrepeatable uniqueness.