C A T A L O G S
Since 1980, Rina Menardi has been developing her research into the field of ceramics, personalising work techniques, exploring colour schemes, striving for neatness of shape. Through this work, she has been creating her first collection of living accessories, all hand-made stoneware pieces, always characterised by simple lines, inspired by nature, removed from the style of so many mass-produced items, and never limited to a single purpose, believing, as she does, that an object should not impose itself, but rather suggest visual and tactile sensations able to evoke our deepest emotions. Rina moulds the clay without ever feeling as a tout-court ceramist. She chooses baked clay because she senses in this material the possibility to express herself through gaining possession of some of nature’s secrets, understanding her laws, respecting her rules and limitations. The ever-personal research she conducts over the expressive potentialities of baked clay has always been accompanied by her growth as an individual.