Engraved gres ceramic centrepiece
Blue gres ceramic centrepiece decorated with cave engravings
The gres ceramic centrepiece with irregular edges is hand-moulded by the ceramist master Giuseppe Liberati and comes from the idea to honour man’s primitive art. The decoration consists in cave engraving repurposed in modern style. The material used for the centrepiece is gres, which is part of the so-called “compact paste” ceramics, as well as the most used materials for the production of furnishing tiles.
The main feature of gres object is their low porosity and then their surface is extremely waterproof. As well as ceramics, gres is really hard and resistant, difficult to scratch even with sharped steel points. The engraving decoration technique is one of the most ancient techniques used to decorate ceramics. There are several engraving methods that can be performed using different tools, for example when the object is still in a plastic state, leather-hardness or already dried.
The inner surface of the centrepiece is decorated with a very low relief inspired by parietal art, which recalls the signs and drawings made by the Sapiens man in the caves and walls during the prehistoric period; at the time, this type of paintings was often embossed, engraved or carved on the stone. Once the decoration was finished, the centrepiece has been glazed with a soft, blue, shiny glaze. The colouring perfectly highlights the embossed engravings, underlining every single detail. The outer surface of the centrepiece, which is in the same bue shades, has an uniform effect.
The artefact is a unique piece. When purchasing the object, a Guarantee Certificate will be attached to prove the craftsmanship of the work. With its primitive but contemporary style, the gres ceramic centrepiece is suitable to different furnishing styles.
Sizes: diameter 34 cm, height 6.5 cm
Weight: 1 kg 200 gr.
Product code: 20CMI