Italian Modernism—with a rustic, hand-crafted flair. After the vase was formed (but before the clay hardened), a wooden stylus was used to make the pattern of irregular impressions in the clay. Both a dark brown and then a red glaze was applied—creating a look reminiscent of a strawberry. Please come into the shop to see it in person or click on the photo above to learn more about it.
And, while we’re on the subject of Italians, we should mention Cristoforo Colombo, the Italian explorer. In 1492, on a mission financed by the Spanish monarchy, Columbus sailed west from Lisbon (after leaving Spain), intending to reach Japan. Instead, he hit a Bahamian island which he (re-) named “San Salvador.” This marked the start of Spanish (and other European) colonization of The Americas. Opinions vary as to Columbus’s legacy, though (I’m sure) we can all agree, Columbus’s explorations were daring, interesting and world-changing. Today, in America, we mark Columbus Day.
More European art pottery tomorrow.
LEO Design will be open from Noon ’til 8:00 pm today.