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Riccardo Monachesi

Riccardo Monachesi Ceramicist
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Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3316982384
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An emotional connection

  • • Riccardo is a trained architect
  • • Every single ceramic piece he creates is unique
  • • His ceramic studio is on the Aventino hill in Rome

Riccardo Monachesi started an apprenticeship with Nino Caruso, one of Italy's masters of ceramic sculpture, just a few years before getting his architecture degree at Rome University, and this experience changed the course of his life. All his works are unique pieces which reflect the duality of his life's path, his creations touch the boundaries between art and fine craftsmanship. Riccardo uses ceramic as the perfect medium to convey a thought and, ultimately, spark an emotion. Over the years his pieces, created in his tiny Roman studio on the Aventino hill or resulting from artistic residencies, have been included in countless personal or collective exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad.

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Works

  • © Fabio Santinelli
  • © Fabio Santinelli
  • © Fabio Santinelli
  • © Fabio Santinelli
  • © Fabio Santinelli
Photo: © Fabio Santinelli
Green Cube

The Cube is part of an installation composed of numerous elements that explore the possibilities of movement. It was handcrafted in semi-refractory clay and finished with different colour glazes.

Height 22 cm
Width 22 cm

Riccardo Monachesi Ceramicist
Photo: © Fabio Santinelli
Blue Pneuma

The Blue Pneuma sculpture was handcrafted in semi-refractory clay. The Pneuma Series was inspired by mangroves and their natural architectural forms.

Height 62 cm

Riccardo Monachesi Ceramicist
Photo: © Fabio Santinelli
White Pneuma

The White Pneuma sculpture was handcrafted in semi-refractory clay. The Pneuma Series was inspired by mangroves and their natural architectural forms.

Height 69 cm

Riccardo Monachesi Ceramicist
Photo: © Fabio Santinelli
Red Poppies

The installation Red Poppies, counts over 50 elements and was created for an exhibition in Rome at an archaeological site. It is inspired by the English tradition that considers poppy the a natural sign of rebirth.

Height 34 cm

Riccardo Monachesi Ceramicist
Photo: © Fabio Santinelli
Blue Tongue Vase

The Blue Tongue Vase is part of a series of vessels that explores the notion of verticality with the representation of forms close to nature, both with references to the animal and botanical world.

Height 43 cm

Riccardo Monachesi Ceramicist

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