Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
Born in Pordenone in 1965, Paola Paronetto has dedicated her life to pushing the boundaries of ceramics, both as a medium and as an art form. Paronetto innovative interpretation of ancient clay-making is rooted in her experiences in Gubbio, Deruta, Faenza, Florence and Vicenza where she honed her craft. Her constant experimentation is driven by the beauty of nature and the simplicity of forms. Her most recent artistic endeavor is paper clay, a blend of paper pulp, natural fibers, and clay that results in a unique texture with a delicate and tactile quality.