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Robi Renzi

Robi Renzi Ceramicist
Contact
Italian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3291231484
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A master of ceramics

  • • Robi's work was focused on recycling waste in the 80s
  • • He has also worked with paper and wood
  • • He moved from Milan to Nove 15 years ago

When Robi Renzi was a child, he loved the moments spent with his parents “making something” together. He felt really happy, for example, making the crib at Christmas time, or devoting himself to caring for the garden with his mother and his father. After graduating in Architecture, he left Florence and moved to Milan to start his career in the design world. Here Robi and Roberto Reale collaborated successfully from the mid 90s until the early 2000s: at the beginning, their work was focused on recycling waste, which was their "starting point", as Robi puts it. After some years, globalisation completely changed the scene, making living and working in Milan too difficult for him, so he moved to Nove, a small village in the Veneto region, and for the last 15 years he has dedicated himself to ceramics.

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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

Robi Renzi Ceramicist
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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.

Robi Renzi Ceramicist

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