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Antonella Ciapetti's Bio

Born in Florence, graduated in 1977 at the Institute of Art for Ceramics in Sesto Fiorentino (FI).
Brilliant student of Marcello Fantoni, one of the first artists to bring modern ceramics to Florence, at the International School for Ceramics in Via Bolognese in Florence, from 1977 to 1986. Following the title obtained, she traveled a long time looking for influences that could enrich her inspiration, touching Greece, India and the United States.

Returning to Italy, in 1984 she attended the course of Gemmology organized by the Province of Florence and in 1986 opened the “Geometrie” ceramic laboratory, where she carried out a careful research on the formal and, above all, on the chromatic level. A year later, she opened the shop of the same name in Greve in Chianti (FI).
In the meantime, she started holding collective courses of ceramics aimed at everyone, with particular attention to the disabled children.
She loves working outdoors, immersed in the nature of Chianti. Her workshop overlooking the hills of San Casciano leads to an instinctive approach with the material, inspired by the sensations of the moment. Among her inspirations, Kandinskij, Klimt and oriental ceramics.

For Antonella, as a dreamer, working with ceramics is a way to maintain contact with the earth and, symbolically, with reality.

Group shows

  • European University of Fiesole, Florence (1987)
  • “La Torre” exhibition center in Greve in Chianti, Florence (1989)
  • “La Soffitta” Gallery, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence (2000)
  • “Ex Fornace Pasquinucci”, Capraia e Limite, Empoli (2003)
  • “Nature and man”, Panzano in Chianti (2013)
  • “IX Review, Albissola city of ceramic art” (2014)
  • “Officinal vases”, Certosa reale Collegno (2014)
  • “Arte Casole”, Casole d’Elsa Siena (2015)
  • “Dialoghi al Femminile”, Museo della Lanterna Genova (2015)
  • “Artists for Auxerre”, Cultural Center of Auxerre, France (2016)
  • “Exhibition at the State Museum of Kaunas, Lithuania (2017)
  • “Exhibition at the Birzai Castle Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania (2017)

Acknowledgments

  • Special mention at the 2nd Biennial International Competition of Artistic Ceramics in Ascoli Piceno (2012).
  • Special mention at the 4th Biennial International Competition of Artistic Ceramics in Ascoli Piceno (2016).
  • Permanent exhibition at the “Materia Crea” gallery in Greve in Chianti, Piazza Matteotti 51
  • Her works are present in national and international private collections and at the Museo dell’Arte Ceramica of Ascoli Piceno.

She lives and works in Mercatale Val di Pesa, Florence.
Contacts: antonellaciapetti@yahoo.it

The manufactured goods of Geometrie reflect their link with tradition thanks to continuous research and attention to detail, creating solutions that look to the past, the present and the future. 
In the furnishing ceramics, pots, plates, and other objects of common use, we read all the knowledge of this ancient art. 
They are all unique pieces, manufactured with refined technical execution and are influenced by the best Made in Italy craftsmanship tradition.