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Robi Renzi

Robi Renzi Ceramicist
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3291231484
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Finding meaning in ceramics

  • • Robi's ceramic works are sometimes inspired by random patterns
  • • He references techniques developed by Antonio Bon in Nove
  • • Over the years, he has also worked with wood and paper

Robi Renzi’s undisputed mastery of ceramic arts is all due to Anna Magnani. Not, however, the legendary actress who won an Oscar for The Rose Tattoo, but a homonymous high school professor. Having understood that her pupil was particularly gifted, she encouraged him to develop his own ideas, essentially launching Robi’s multi-faceted career. In the beginning, he worked with all sorts of materials. With his partner in crime Robert Reale, he often collected waste abandoned in the dumps of Milan, assembling it into one-off pieces. They were featured at Eclectica, the celebrated gallery founded by Teresa Ginori, who created the first concept store in the capital of Lombardy.

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Works

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Monolito Alto

This brown ceramic vessel with irregular facets was crafted from mixed clays in a plaster mould modelled from a polystyrene block. The vase was finished with a special bronze mirror lustre.

Height 35 cm
Diameter 38.5 cm

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Shining Metals

This tall ceramic vase with irregular facets was crafted from mixed clays in a plaster mould modelled from a polystyrene block. It was finished with a special yellow metallic mirror glaze.

Height 70 cm
Diameter 36 cm

Robi Renzi Ceramicist
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Shining Metals

This tall ceramic vase was crafted from mixed clays in a plaster mould modelled from a polystyrene block. It was finished with a special blue metallic mirror glaze.

Height 35 cm
Diameter 38.5 cm

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Hardbrick V

Left unglazed, this light-brown mixed clay vessel with irregular facets was crafted in a plaster mould modelled from a polystyrene block.

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