Paola Staccioli

Thistle Ceramic Plate



This plate was thrown on a potter's wheel, fired for the first time at 1040 °C (1900 °F), painted, sprayed with crystalline glaze and fired a second time at 940 °C (1720 °F). The second firing is longer in order to trigger a smoking process that makes the blue particularly iridescent, while the stems, painted with copper oxide, remain in their rather-light shade of green. The overall effect is delicate yet brilliant.


• Material: Ceramics
• Dimensions (in): W 17.55 x D 1.56 x H 17.55
• Dimensions (cm): W 45 x D 4 x H 45
• Handmade in Italy


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Paola Staccioli

Tuscany, Italy

Florentine Paola Staccioli is a ceramist with unique artistic abilities, maybe inspired by her literature studies. She decided to dedicate herself to pottery after some experiences within applied arts, in particular ba…

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