"I’m inspired by the objects that surround me in everyday life. I imitate, study, repeat and multiply them with clay, to transform daily life in poetry. I love to start with a simple common shape and transform it in a precious artwork through the ceramics process."
Clara Graziolino (*1975, Turin) is an Italian artist who works with clay in sculptures and site specific installations. With a degree in contemporary history from the Turin University and a diploma from the Art and Restoration Institute of Florence, she moved to Madrid to deepen her knowledge of sculpture. At the ECM Ceramics School, she developed her own vision and her personal approach to the field of contemporary ceramics. Clara ́s artistic research is based on the study of humble, everyday objects and materials that, after an initial phase of experimentation through installation and performance, are reinterpreted in ceramics or other materials. Through manual elaboration and the use of traditional craft techniques, Clara creates an intimate and poetic vocabulary in search of a simple, silent dimension. Beside showing her work in art galleries and museums, Clara has also collaborated with renowned interior designers in Europe and United States, creating tailored artworks for many projects and spaces in New York, London, Milan and Moscow. Clara Graziolino currently lives and works between Madrid and Turin.
"As in the wabi-sabi philosophy, I’m fascinated by the textures of matter, the signs of time, fissures and imperfections" - Clara Graziolino