La schiuma del sognatore

Alessandro Pessoli, La schiuma del sognatore

La schiuma del sognatore by Alessandro Pessoli was made in Albisola in 2001 during the 1st Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art “The Happy Face of Globalization” and was also presented at the exhibition “Artist's Ceramics”, Ariana Museum, Geneva, 2002.


Alessandro Pessoli, Untitled

Alessandro Pessoli, Untitled

Little drops

I love handling clay; you can pierce it, cut it, punch it and caress it. It’s docile but stubborn, you put it in the kiln and becomes all red, a beautiful flame red… You can colour it… and it still has to go back to be fired before emerging in its bright new skin. It then straightaway begins to stretch itself, as if in the flames it had been dreaming… making loads of little noises… squeaks… and I’m afraid that the awakening is too sudden, that it doesn’t much like the world as it is and that it’s determined to shatter into myriad fragments… just to spite me. For this reason Danilo and I have wrapped it in towels, so that it stays warm a little longer… and we’re as solicitous as one is with a newborn baby. I like ceramics because millions of hands have done it before me, and will continue to do so after me, because it’s like dipping into an ocean of gestures repeated ad infinitum, each with its weight and grace… So I feel like a little drop of water… like the water of this planet that takes on myriad forms, hides away in the darkness of the earth and floats lazily in the light but is always the same quantity as at the beginning of everything.

Alessandro Pessoli

Untitled by Alessandro Pessoli was made in Albisola in 2003 during the 2nd Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art.