Black Sphere Terracotta Vase
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This terracotta collection is the newest design in the Biordi Collezione. This textured ceramic pottery is called Sensibilities. The collection is meant to highlight the value of fragility, setting the pieces of one's life into place with art. Our cracks are a treasure and not a shame. They are the symbol of our path, we must be proud of our wrinkles, falls and scars. "I learned to make my scars precious by enhancing the cracks. My sculptures are like those people who charm you, not because they show classic beauty, but because they are not afraid to show their scars" Iva Boccalli. Iva is the daughter of master artisan Francesca Niccacci of Deruta. Iva creates modern, contemporary pieces while her mother Francesca is know for her Renaissance creations. This Vase is exclusive to Biordi Art Imports.
Iva, the daughter of Francesca Niccacci, a master artisan in Deruta, has developed a modern designed line of Italian Majolica. The younger generations are moving Italian majolica into the future bridging the traditional with the modern. IVA’s collection is the first line developed for the Biordi Collezione line.
Italian ceramics are heirloom quality products, and can last lifetime with proper care. We have some suggestions that will preserve your majolica for years to come.
Majolica is dishwasher safe, but many people choose to hand wash their pieces as a precaution. Because majolica is a porous material, some pieces are not meant to hold liquid for a long period of time. Check for warning labels before ordering a product, as the pieces that are most notorious for "sweating" are appropriately labeled.
Majolica is sensitive to extreme temperatures, specifically boiling or freezing liquids. Pouring water with a rolling boil directly into a teapot, for example, may lead to breakage. To avoid this, temper the object. The industry standard is 620 degrees Celsius (1,148 degrees Fahrenheit). Quench the glass to cool it.
Crazing is common in well used majolica. The tiny cracks in the glaze do not affect the functionality of your majolica.
Majolica hand-crafted products should not be microwaved, as it may crack and/or break the ceramics.
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USPS 3-Day Priority
Flat shipping charge of $21 for each shipment of merchandise under $70.00. For orders of $70.00 or more, shipping is 30% of the order total.
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