BPiancaCeramics

An Atelier with passion for all things crafted

Birmingham, United Kingdom | 20 Sales

BPiancaCeramics

An Atelier with passion for all things crafted

Birmingham, United Kingdom 20 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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B Pianca Ceramics

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B Pianca Ceramics

Announcement    Thank you for visiting my shop. I make elegant handmade porcelains with sculptural shapes. Customised orders are welcome!

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Last updated on Jan 20, 2019

Thank you for visiting my shop. I make elegant handmade porcelains with sculptural shapes. Customised orders are welcome!

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About

My background is in sculpture and fine art.
I studied in Florence and spent most of my life in Italy. I am now a Birmingham based artist, designer and maker. Artist tutor at the Mac.
Inspired by nature, skies, landscapes, art and life.
I have recently discovered porcelain and I love it because of its pure white, smooth and translucent surface.
My work is focused on creating handmade functional pieces with simple clean lines, elegant silhouettes, sculptural shapes and dreamy decorations.

I start from a clear idea in my mind or a sketch. When inspired I sketch a lot.
Turning my ideas into clay I usually alter them until I am completely satisfied with the result, obtaining prototypes. I then create plaster moulds.
Each handmade piece is then slip-cast in porcelain and cut into the chosen shape.
I love that from the same mould I can have so many absolutely different shapes, objects and results.
Once the piece has been refined, maybe adding a carving decoration, it need to dry and be fired. I meticulously sand the piece before its second firing to erase the imperfections and to enhance the pure clean lines.

I also love stoneware ceramics because of the beautiful effects resulting from gas firing.
I make slab built pieces. I usually roll a slab of clay and draw directly on it. If I am happy with the new design that I have just created, I make a paper template to be able to make more similar pieces. Then I cut the slab out and build my piece, refine it, fire it, glaze it and gas fire it up to 1280 degrees.
Gas firings are always so interesting as any time the pieces will come out different, making them uniques.

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  • Barbara Pianca

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    My background is in sculpture and fine art. I studied in Florence and spent most of my life in Italy. I am now a Birmingham based artist, designer and maker. Artist tutor at the Mac.

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Last updated on May 22, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

I am happy to discuss commission pieces

Gift wrapping and packaging

I am happy to gift wrap your item and send it to a different address if it is for a special occasion. Please get in touch with the address and the message you would like to include.
I will gift wrap at no extra charge, if you would like it sent overseas, the overseas shipping costs would apply.

Shipping

All orders are shipped via Hermes which I aim to dispatch within 3-5 days of receiving your order.
Please ask for a quote if you need express delivery.

Please ask for a quote for deliveries outside the UK. The shipping price varies depending on the weight of the pieces.

Birmingham residents get in touch if you would like to pick up your order at our Saintloupe Atelier!

Wholesale availability

I work with a very limited number of lovely retailers. If you are interested in more information about opening a wholesale account, please email me at hello@piancaceramics.com