DiLucaLondonCeramics

Di Luca | London Ceramics

Forest Row, England · 25 Sales

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Note from shop owner Thank you for coming and visit my shop! I will be back soon!!!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 13 Jun, 2018

Thank you for coming and visit my shop! I will be back soon!!!

Denis Di Luca

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Denis Di Luca

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
  • Ilaria Papi on 08 Jan, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    Bellissimo e curato proprio come mi aspettavo.
    è arrivato perfettamente impacchettato così da non avere rischi nella spedizione.

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  • Rhiannon on 03 Jan, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    The items arrived quickly and very carefully wrapped, ensuring that they didn't break, no matter how delicate. Thank you!

  • Ivan Turpin on 22 Jun, 2017

    5 out of 5 stars

    I received my egg within two days of ordering and was absolutely delighted with it. It was a lot bigger than I thought it was going be and I will be ordering more very soon.

    The item was very well packed and was speedily dispatched. I highly recommend this seller. Many thanks.

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    About

    Creating new things has been a passion for me since I began making wooden toys as a child at home in Urbino, Italy. It was a natural choice for me to study industrial design at University in San Marino where I developed an interest in ceramics and began to discover the possibilities of combining clay with other materials and using specialist firing techniques to produce contemporary ceramic art.

    While a student at university I practiced daily and realized a number of projects utilising clay as my raw material. One specific project was a vocal resonator that was exhibited on the stand of Casabella in the Salone del mobile Milano expo.
    I continued my studies with a master degree in Product Design at Università Iuav di Venezia ("higher institute of architecture of Venice").

    Studying under the master potter Roberto Aiudi I began exploring experimental techniques and built my own Raku Kiln to refine my Raku firing technique that produces a distinctive cracking effect in the final glaze. The spirt of Raku embraces the 4 elements: earth, fire, water and air and allows you to create objects as unique as nature itself creates.

    I am continually refining and developing my skills in Raku, Naked Raku, which allows you to create amazing patterns; Raku Dolce, the traditional coral clay method from Arezzo; Saggar Firing, using a container to protect the piece during firing; Obvara Firing or Baltic Raku, that uses flour and yeast during firing; Horse Hair decoration; and Stoneware.

    I have a fully equipped studio with Potter’s wheel, electric kiln, the Raku Kiln and plaster models, in Forest Row, East Sussex, in the heart of the beautiful Ashdown Forest. The colours, materials and atmosphere of the Forest provide me with colour and texture influences from the countryside for my pieces.

    Each piece I create is unique. The fusion of Italian design influences and traditional ceramic techniques adapted for contemporary tastes results in highly individual items for your visual enjoyment.

    I produce a wide range of pieces from functional items such vases, lamps and bowls to art ceramics and sculpture. My sculpted face impression masks have been very well received and much talked about at ceramic exhibitions and shows.

    I am able to accept commissions, and in my website there is what I have produced.

    I regularly exhibit my work around England.

    I am more than happy to share my experience with other ceramicists. I run workshops for small groups or one-to-one here in Forest Row and I was doing regularly workshop in Italy.

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    • Denis

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