Fairytale Ceramics by Zanellazine
Giovanna and Lucia, respectively aunt and niece, open the doors of their ceramic laboratory surrounded by the green hills of Varese, where they create unique, handcrafted pieces that reflect their love for nature and celebrate femininity in all its variations.
Giovanna started at the beginning of the 80s, after literally falling in love with ceramics and frequenting Lino Di Claudio’s workshop. After meeting with master Giancarlo Sapin in Schio, and trying several experiences also as a stylist and a set designer, Giovanna brought her studio home, where she started collaborating with Lucia. Lucia, after being a fashion consultant for ten years, turned to ceramic as her preferred technique to express her creativity. A common passion for beauty and the similar taste between us two have given creative energy and ideas to our collections.
Your handcrafted ceramics reflect your love for nature. What are the main inspirations of Funghi and Bloomen Collections?
Funghi is a collection of ceramic sculptures inspired by the natural world of Fungi, made with different types of clays and different techniques, every single piece is hand manipulated and hand decorated thus making it unique.
Bloomen collection is composed by blooming totems made of different pieces.
We have a strong bond with our surroundings: we live on the same street, which is also the place we have our workshop and where, with other artisan friends, we organize twice a year a local market featuring local handcrafted excellences. The proceeds help various associations, including one for free care of terminal patients and their families. We also feel a deep connection generally with the Italian land and its rich and evocative traditions.