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Riccardo Gori

CERAMICHE GORI

Castelfiorentino, Italy

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Atelier Ceramiche Gori was founded in 2009 in Castelfiorentino, in the center of Tuscany between Siena, Pisa and Florence. In 2014 we opened a shop in San Gimignano. We collect such a knowledge and a secular culture, which is rooted in places of excellence of Italian ceramic art: Montelupo Fiorentino, Sesto Fiorentino, Impruneta...

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... L’Atelier Ceramics Gori is the result of the meeting of two craftsmen: Riccardo Gori and Silvia Ferraro. Riccardo Gori comes from a long experience grown in many fields of ’ceramic art: the construction and design of ceramic stoves, shaping of pots on the wheel, kilns building and glazes for porcelain and stoneware. Silvia Ferraro has no specific knowledge of ceramics. For this reason, out of stereotypes, she contributed with her sensitivity and capacity for innovation to explore new avenues.Especially one that has led our company to invent a line, absolutely new, of porcelain jewelry with crystalline glazes. RICCARDO GORI curriculum vitae Born in Florence in 1960. It obtained a high school diploma in 1979. In the years 1981/1982 interrupted his university studies of geology and began his training in pottery with the professional training courses of the Region of Tuscany. After an apprenticeship in various workshops in Florence, in 1986 working with the municipality of San Casciano Val di Pesa in the execution and management of educational workshops, inside the middle school and elementary. He moved to Ravenna in 1988, opening the workshop “La Fenice”. So began an intense relationship with the nearby Faenza, where he became a student of the potter Arnaldo Cavallazzi, with which deepens the practice of the wheel. He returned to Florence in 1992. He teaches the technique of the wheel at the Studio Giambo in Florence. He works at the laboratories of Giorgio Mattioli and Alessandra Kuen Belasi in Sesto Fiorentino, collaborating on ceramic stoves building. (Kachelofen). It maintains relations of collaboration with the ceramist Bruno Gambone, and the sculptor Marco Lituani for the realization of some of their works. In 2002 he worked in his own workshop in Sesto Fiorentino, producing objects and sculptures in stoneware and porcelain. In 2009 he moved to Castelfiorentino with his wife Silvia Ferraro, where he began designing a new collection of porcelain jewelry made with the technique of crystalline glazes. In 2014 he opened a shop of its production in San Gimignano. He has exhibited his works in the following exhibitions and events  -1989 Handcraft art of Urbino. -1990 Gift Mart in Florence. -1996 In San Gimignano at the Gallery “La Costarella”, with a series of works titled “Cosmic Egg”. – IV edition of “Journey through Ceramics” in Vietri sul Mare, gaining recognition of the jury for the work “Quartet Clays”. -1998 Exhibition “MANIMARIO” with the work “L’invasato” in the Chiostro dell’Ammannati in Florence.  -In June 2003 Exhibition “Ancient roots and Homage to the modern” in Monte San Savino collective with Bruno Gambone and Marcello Fantoni -December 2003 “Earth and Fire” in Brussels, Palais de Charles Quint, shows on the Italian ceramics. -In 2005 exhibition “Masters of Ceramics” at the Brickyard Pasquinucci in Capraia Fiorentina (Montelupo Fiorentino)   -In 2006, 2007, 2008 group exhibition “Craft Gallery” in the International Crafts Fair in Florence. -May 2007 Exhibition “Spring Tuscany” in the gallery “Beim Roten Turm” in Sommerhausen in Germany. -December 2008 exhibition at the showroom of the Atelier des Arts de France in Paris, organized in collaboration with Artex. September 2008-2010-2012 trade show “Argillà” in Faenza August 2009-2011-2013-2015 shows market “Argillà” in Aubagne. September 2011-2012-2013 trade show Les Tupinier du vieux Lyon-Lyon

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