Raku Technique - PERMANENT EXHIBITION
Art and planning In collaboration with the students of:
Polo Commerciale Artistico Grafico Musicale
Lin the third class In the context of the meeting and the comparison between the school system and the company system, he has created within the framework of the structure an installation of pictorial-plastic works appropriate to the existing spaces and specific landscape features of the territory.
Objects and engravings
All the works have been realized by the students of the 3rd class of the Polo Bianciardi Art School of Grosseto.
For the creation of candle holders the shapes were initially modeled in white refractory clay, then subjected to a first firing in the electric oven. Subsequently they were enamelled with specific colors, and fired again in a special gas-powered oven. The objects are extracted incandescent from the oven and immersed in a bed of dry leaves and sawdust. This reduction process enhances the quality of the colors, highlighting the luminescence and highlighting the metallic effect of the shades.
Raku technique is an ancient ceramic technique of Japanese origin. Raku means "joy", and performing it is almost a ritual, with accurate passages and codification unchanged over time. The sudden chromatic changes, the randomness of the combinations created and the lighting effects that are produced even after having finished an object make sure that each piece is absolutely unique and original.
The engravings were also made by the students, this time using linoleum sheets, and represent views and landscapes of the Maremma. The drawing, drawn in a first phase on paper, was reproduced on the plate through the use of gouges and burins. Subsequently the slabs were inked with acrylic colors and printed with the press. Thanks to this technique, the same subject can be reproduced several times, for example to obtain it in different colors.
A warm thank you goes to the teachers who followed the project and to the great artists of the third class A, of which we are pleased to host the beautiful works that you can admire in the rooms of the Grand Hotel Impero on Mount Amiata in Tuscany.