Entirely handmade, this pagoda shaped ceramic bowl is a real treat for the lover of Italian Renaissance ceramics and a great decoration accent.
The design has been “scratched” on the surface of the bowl, using a process called Sgraffito or Sgraffio that was popular in the area around Mantua during the Italian Renaissance (15th and 16th century). The colors are also a tribute to the ancient artifacts.
The artist who made this distinctive piece of Italian ceramic art is Irma Guidorossi, the owner of the pottery studio Corte dei Gonzaga in Mantova. Passionate about the sgraffito technique, she has forged for herself an amazing reputation for the quality of her execution and the inimitable vitality of her works.