BPiancaCeramics

Contemporary Ceramics combining sculpture and design

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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B Pianca Ceramics

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About BPiancaCeramics

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On Etsy since 2016

Following my dreams

I’m an Italian artist based in Birmingham, UK.
I started potting six year ago, when I started working in an art centre and had a pottery studio next to the studio where I was teaching sculpture. I felt fascinated by this world that was so close and different from mine. I made an artist pass that allowed me to use the pottery studio, experiment and self teach me ceramics. I loved it so much that I decided to create my own brand.
After finishing my fine art degree in sculpture I realised how difficult and challenging is to find a future in art, it has almost been ten years since then but I haven't given up yet, I think I am going in the right direction.
Since I fell in love with porcelain I have been combining sculpture and design and creating functional unique pieces. I love porcelain because of its tactile, pure white, smooth and translucent surface. It reminds me of stone, but it's much easier to work with. It's so natural and fine at the same time.
I mainly make slip casting porcelain pieces, I chose this medium over slab building and throwing because it helps me to control better the shape.
I studied sculpture, stone carved for years and I am obsessed with clean shapes. Slip casting allows me to make my own shapes and my own plaster moulds. It is a long process, but looking at the final results is so satisfying that keep me making more and more new pieces!
When I make a shape I am free to completely follow my inspiration, the only rule that apply is gravity ( unless I go for hanging the new piece! ).
Lately I have been hooked by glazes, read lots of books, bought lots of raw materials and started a new journey into experimentation.

Thank you! Without you I couldn't do what I love

If you would like to follow my day to day journey follow me on socials!
Find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest as @BPiancaCeramics

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  • Barbara Pianca

    Designer, Maker

    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 Dec 27, 2020
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 1-3 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

My products are available to sell to trade. Please contact me at hello@piancaceramics.com

Sizing details

All sizes are approximate. Any subtle variations to the product are down to the unique nature of the making process

Returns & Exchanges

I will refund any item which arrives damaged as long as you provide me a photo of the damaged item within seven days of receipt.

I am happy to refund any item that isn’t to your satisfaction, providing it is correctly packaged and arrives safely with me. The buyer is responsible for the cost of postage.

Each piece is individually made, so there will be slight variations in colour and shape, which is part of their charm.

Please do get in touch with any questions, I will be very happy to answer them.