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Dare forma alla terra/ BORMIO (ITA)

DESCRIPTION: Small dish with soil and river sand
SIZE: 12 cm diameter, 3 cm height
MATERIAL: Clay, sand
AVAILABILITY: 1 piece

GIVE SHAPE TO THE SOIL: a transversal project that connects the object with its territory and landscape. It is dressed in its colors and textures, it gathers “the sense of place,” to raise awareness about the processes of widespread gentrification. Each object is then made and dedicated to the place where the material it is made of comes from, partially or entirely. Rocks, clays and minerals collected by Elena Pelosi as part of her research.
In this case, two saucers, unique pieces, with an organic-irregular appearance vaguely reminiscent of a floral corolla. Made of terracotta and brown refractory earth, engobed and covered with soil and river sand collected in the surroundings of the mountain resort of Bormio (SO), Lombadria region – Italy, altitude about 2000m above sea level.

Each saucer is signed with a large engraving on the back, showing the pinkish layer underneath.
It is rough to the touch and earthy in appearance, speckled in relief with a grainy white sand.


IT IS PROVIDED WITH CERTIFICATION, stamped and signed. A bag with the original wild clay in it is also supplied with the piece.

https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/decorative-objects/bowls-baskets/decorative-dishes-vide-poche/forma-alla-terra-bormio-ita-piccolo-piatto-con-terra-e-sabbia-di-fiume/id-f_34963122/

Please email studio@elenapelosi.com for pricing and availability.