Category Archives: CERAMICS

Unai Cariñena

After studying Fine Arts in Bilbao and spent a year in Greece, he established in Barcelona in 2005 where he has formed as a ceramist artist at Llotja art school . He currently works in ceramics, decorative  utilitarian objects and jewelry,  in interaction with other materials and techniques such as crochet, metal or leather.

Bean collection

The concept for this unique jewelry, is based on the idea of bean, the seed as device of life, that originates the process between measured and unpredictability, repetition and change, as potential latency. Its shape is interesting for its subtlety, between the symmetrical and geometric but organic and soft, referring to a living being. Hand made process of creations with care of every detail.

anilo y broche anilllos ceramica Unai-Foto


Crochet collection

Textile jewelry woven from hemp, cotton or linen. Pieces with organic shapes and spontaneous aspect, which combine the character of the raw materials with color and evidence of tissue structure in constructions of continuity.

ganchillo-cañamo dorados


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Minji Jung & Marta Ortí

Here you can see the new additon in our gallery: jewelry pieces fruit of the collaboration between the ceramic artist Minji Jung (read more about her  and see her creations at our ceramic category) and the young catalonian artist Marta Ortí. Both of them were studied in Llotja Art School in Barcelona. Recently (february 2013) Marta was the winner of 080 Design contest for her “Origami” project: paper necklace.

From the origami come the inspiration for this necklace and earrings, made of porcelain and silver en collaboration with Minji.


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Cristina Marquez

Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University Sant Jordi of Barcelona, specializing in etching. After completing her studies of ceramic art in the Llotja Art School in the same city, she focused her work to investigate the techniques of image reproduction with ceramic materials.

Currently she is working at silkscreen on porcelain, creating unique pieces as dialogue with the space.

Memories or white on white

Is composed by 4 white porcelain pieces silkscreen printed in white, suspended by a thread, which is crowned at the base by a lead. The set is designed to be hung and to enjoy looking how the translucency of the material play with the light.
memories ok



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Stella Rahola

With a degree in Architecture by the school of Architecture in Barcelona (ETSAB -UPC), Stella Rahola developed her artistic work after being pupil and having worked in the Peter Zumthor’s studio, in Switzerland. There she understood the artisan part of the architecture. The poetry of how the materials can be treated together with the knowledge of the technique and its perversion, are the line that defines her sculptural work.
Stella has studied sculpture at the Massana Design School in Barcelona and she has specialized in the use of porcelain and glass. She has studied with the artist Xavier Toubes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Actually she has her studio in the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo El Piramidón, Barcelona. Stella Rahola combines the artistic activity with the academic life. She teaches and coordinates courses at the school of architecture (ETSAB).

“Jujol” – Porcelain Jewelry

Each piece is handcrafted using porcelain and the manipulation of the material. Each piece is unique.

White necklace

White necklace

White neckalace- detail

White neckalace- detail

Black necklace

Black necklace

White brooch

White brooch

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Mr. Italo Bosa started business  more than 30 years ago together with his family and his collaborators, by creating artistic ceramics in Borso del Grappa, a small village between Bassano and Asolo.

Bosa has today important cooperations with big design brands, such as Minotti, Moroso, B&B Italia, Metalarte, Ligne Roset, Artquitect, and personalized supplies for Ferrari, Escada, DeBeers, ecc…. These cooperations and, above all, the great quality grant a great presentation of the products in the biggest magazines of Design either Italian or Foreign and today they confirm the great public success of Bosa production. Continue reading

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Xavier Mañosa is a contemporary ceramist that lives and works in Barcelona. He mounted Apparatu just six years ago and in such a short space of time has managed to become one of the most interesting poterry ceramists of our day.


A limited edition of trhee hundred ceramic vases, hand turned by a master artisan with many years of experience: Joan Mañosa. One condition was imposed on Mr. Mañosa when he turned each vase: The process needed to be wrong. Accidents were welcome.

1 Mould = x vases

A plaster mould is created from a hand turned vase. The life of a common plaster mould allows for use of up to 70 times. This project is based on the reproduction of a mould until it is worn out. The vase would be replicated as many times as the mould would allow.
The extraction of the vase from the mould would be done without any sort of retouching, making the mould’s wear visible in the final result.
Each vase is numbered as soon as it comes out of the mould and is then fired and glazed, being these the only two interventions on each piece.

Extrusion bowls

 This is one of the pieces which resulted from the workshop “Fragil” held by Apparatu in summer 2010. Guim Espelt i Estopà one of the participants, designed the pieces after discovering an apparently impossible texture. The process began with the deformation of a hollow cylinder of extrusioned clay, after which we focussed on the cracks that were generated.

By trial and error we hit on the formula in the wheel: for the creation of a bowl, the only way to conserve the cracks is to place the cylinder in the wheel and push from the centre towards the periphery. By expanding the grey mass while spinning, unique and random textures appear on the surface leaving the coloured interior as the only controlled element.

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Zaven´s studio was founded in 2006 by Enrica Cavarzan and Marco Zavagno, with headquarters in an ex-industrial space in Marghera, Venice, Italy.
Zaven carries out research into the crossover between communication, design and art, creating projects at an international level for graphics, product and exhibition.
The studio’s energy lies in its creating partnerships and developing ideas in different fields, looking for the differential that is important for every single project in the diversity of experiences.

In january 2011, the studio received the Macef Design Award.

Zaven studio


Unbroken is a design collection made up of a series of vases, lamps and other objects produced using 3M Scotchcast™ Plus technology – fiberglass material used in orthopaedics as an alternative to traditional plaster. The project starts with pre-existing forms and provides a new version and vision of them. It blends, unites and covers available objects, which are then removed, leaving the visible traces. Unbroken is a metaphor for the invisible man, a man without content and an object without structure is a light exoskeleton, a positive mould.



Pila is a collection of vases inspired by so-called daily chaos – a pile of books or magazines on the table or a stack of dishes left after a dinner with friends.

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