A Big Catch (Blue Eyes)
‘A Big Catch (Blue Eyes)’ by Agalis Manessi a handmade ceramic cat sculpture, made from terracotta and decorated in a colourful ‘Maiolica’ glaze. A decorative one-off piece.Read More
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A satisfied cat sporting it's freshly caught meal - a huge tasty fish. Agalis Manessi's charming 'Maiolica' ceramic cat ornaments have been described as a rich fusion of the observed and imagined. Inspired by Fauvist paintings, Agalis paints her terracotta pieces with a variety of metal oxides to create the multi-hued tones.
About Agalis Manessi
Agalis Manessi creates a range of ceramics in the rich historical medium of 'Maiolica' a ceramic process developed over five hundred years ago. The red terracotta clay is dipped in an earthenware glaze onto which tin oxide has been added to create a white opaque glossy surface when fired. Before firing, the glaze is painted with a range of metal oxides that are absorbed like fresco, brilliantly preserving the colours. Agalis creates whimsical ceramic creatures, striving for a poetic simplicity.
Terracotta, Tin oxide glaze, metal oxide glaze
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