Antonella Cimatti

A member of IAC, International Academy of Ceramics, UNESCO, and was born in Faenza, Italy. One of Carlo Zauli’s pupils at the Istituto Statale d’Arte “Ballardini” in Faenza, Cimatti obtains a degree from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna. She had been teaching design at the Istituto d’Arte (State School of Ceramics) in Faenza since 1979 until September 2017. She is often invited to participate in international workshops and residencies as guest artist. In 2018, she served as a designer at Taoxichuan International Studio in Jingdezhen of China.
She has obtained numerous awards and acknowledgments, in which the most prestigious honor is the silver prize of The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea International Competition. Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions.

Artist Biography

Creative Concept:

The way of Cimatti’s working is not traditional. Her objective has been to create a lightness in ceramics not only regarding weight but also visually. Crespines are finely shaped majolica bowls made in Faenza around the 16th and 17th centuries. Her “Crespines” are large bowls made of ceramic filigree, a kind of lace woven with a precious porcelain thread: a result that can be achieved only with paper clay. They are airy, light, vulnerable objects that live out of light and shadows.She also uses gold in her objects to make them even more precious and to draw attention. She likes to create a connection with the viewers, and create elegant pieces with Italian fascination with a feminine and very chic touch.

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