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Francesco Raimondi

Francesco Raimondi Ceramicist
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Hours:
Monday to Saturday 08:30 - 13:30 / 14:30 - 18:00
Phone:
+39 3475392490
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Rooted in his region

  • • Francesco started making ceramic objects as a child
  • • In 2016 he received the MAM Maestro d'Arte e Mestiere prize
  • • He is particularly inspired by mythology and local legends

Vietri sul Mare has been a centre of ceramics since Roman times, thanks to the clay found in the mouth of the Bonea river, around which sprung up a unique town with a terracotta heart. “If you scrape the plaster off the houses you will find waste material from the furnaces,” explains Francesco Raimondi, one of the area’s undisputed masters of ceramics. He learned this art as a child; after school, he would run to the workshop of Bambiniello, an artisan living in his neighbourhood. One day his master decided to put him to the test. “He had just finished firing a horse, and he told me to take it away and decorate it. He liked the result so much that he agreed to train me during my free time after school.”

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Works

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Allegoria Mediterranea

This vessel is part of an ongoing series called Grotesque, in which Francesco mixes Mediterranean myths with enchanting contemporary figures in a combination of bright colours and expressive brush strokes. Inspired by the Leucosia mermaid legend, this work depicts sea monsters and mythical beasts.

Height 90 cm
Width 60 cm

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Icarus

Drawing inspiration from ancient Greek mythology, Francesco depicted the legendary figure of Icarus, flying over Vietri sul Mare on wings made of feathers and wax. Icarus, who eventually burnt his wings by flying too near the sun, was the son of the legendary ancient Greek craftsman Daedalus.

Diameter 60 cm

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Grande Corno Scaramantico

This ceramic horn is part of an ongoing series called Grotesque, in which Francesco mixes Mediterranean myths with enchanting contemporary figures in a combination of bright colours and expressive brush strokes. It was created as an emblem of luck, fertility, virility and physical strength.

Length 140 cm
Diameter 45 cm

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Sirena Partenope

This vessel is part of an ongoing series called Grotesque, in which Francesco mixes Mediterranean myths with contemporary figures in a combination of bright colours and expressive brush strokes. Inspired by the Positano mermaid legend, this work depicts an enchanted seascape filled with magical creatures.

Diameter 60 cm

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