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Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli

Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli Ceramicist
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Rising from the rubble

  • • In 1997 an earthquake destroyed most of the Rubboli premises
  • • Maurizio rebuilt the pottery factory, which dates from 1873
  • • In 2016 he received the Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere (MAM) prize

The story of Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli is one of a nightmare that turned into a dream: in 1997, an earthquake hit the central regions of Italy, destroying most of the buildings that made up the family pottery plant. While his cousins decided to give up the trade altogether, Maurizio resolutely worked to rebuild the facilities. Thanks to the local and regional authorities, today the building hosts a museum dedicated to Rubboli majolica, two perfectly functioning kilns from the 1920s and a small workshop where Maurizio continues the craft his mother taught him – but “only after I graduated. Mother was quite uncompromising: to begin with, I needed to secure a steady job”.

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Works

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Sea/Mother

Two fish with curled fins adorn the lid of this scaly-looking orange and purple box. It was made using the lustre technique, in which a blend of metallic salts and controlled firing produce various iridescent and chromatic effects. The work received the First Choice Award at the International Ceramics Competition in Gualdo Tadino, near Perugia.

Height 26 cm
Diameter 30 cm

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L'Amore è un Cubo

This cube sculpture was decorated using the lustre technique, in which a blend of metallic salts and controlled firing produce various iridescent and chromatic effects. Floral patterns appear branded onto the surface. The work was part of the collective travelling exhibition of contemporary ceramics, “Cube - Compressi”, hosted in several Italian cities.

Length 30 cm
Width 30 cm

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Natalis Dies

Each of these Christmas baubles is decorated in a different colour using the lustre technique, in which a blend of metallic salts and controlled firing produce various iridescent and chromatic effects. The work received the jury’s first prize in the “Christmas Tree” competition held in the city of Corciano, Perugia.

Diameter 30 cm

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The Magic Box of the Golden Frogs, The Magic Box of the Ruby Frogs

This decorative box was made using the lustre technique, in which a blend of metallic salts and controlled firing produce various iridescent and chromatic effects. Much like in fantasy books on sorcery, the mystery and the hidden strength that an object can conceal materialize within the box. An international panel selected the work for La Boite (The Box) competition, held in Carouge (Geneva), Switzerland, in 2011.

Diameter 30 cm
Height 22 cm

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