Diarama is a study about pure colour, applied on different ceramic basis like a second skin. The project comes from the desire of giving birth to a collection characterised by a wide range of chromatic shades, that come to light spontaneously and randomly by stratifying colours, as it happens in paintings. Depending on the combination between body and glaze, the result will always be singular.
Diarama is made of glazed porcelain stoneware in a single size of 9.4x18.7 cm and is composed by various glazed chromatic references, applied on 7 different matte coloured clay bases. Each reference comes from the application of the same glaze on the top of the different coloured bases, which react in an unpredictable way and create an array of always inhedit nuances, distinguished in two macro-groups called Light and Dark.
The colour range
“I’ve used the tiles as canvas, to see how different bodies of coloured clay reacted when a glaze was applied on top of them. I didn’t want the upper surface to simply appear to be coloured, but mixed, as if it were an oil painting.”