Leather can not be controlled
Ceramics and leathe are two ductile and warm materials of great charm and with a long tradition used and processed by Mara Santoni, who in 2000 opened his artisan workshop in Bolsena. Here these materials are designed, produced and sold. The top two fields of the artist range from glazed ceramic for the house and the table - which is characterized by a vivid use of color and is machined on a lathe, the coiling or slab - to bucchero.
The first has the warm shades of yellow, blue and green, while the second is a very special type of ceramic that goes back to the ancient tradition of the Etruscan potters, famous for its unique processing of ocher against black, obtained through a particular baking in the oven. An ancient and forgotten art yet eternal charming. As for the scalp, however, Santoni prefers working leather. Leather is tanned in vegetable and colorful way always by hand. The whole process is totally hand made: starting from the pattern of the bag, or another accessory, she then proceeds with cutting, coloring and sewing it. The distinguishing feature is the medieval overhang. An ancient practice, yet extremely modern, which highlights the forms and gives a three-dimensional plastic feature and prominence to customize each object.