Since 1980 Rina Menardi has been passionately exploring the design of ceramics. Since then she has been developing working techniques and colour patterns with the aim of achieving perfection of form. She founded her eponymous company in 1995 together with her husband Valter Milanese.
Rina Menardi's forms are created in a balancing act between spirit and soul. The spirit demands clean lines and sharp boundaries, while the soul expresses itself through gentleness and movement. In the vibration of these opposites lies her experience: "Balance is the true goal, in rest lies the purpose."
Her intention is not to create obtrusive objects, but those that hint at sensations and elicit our deepest emotions both visually and tactilely.
Although Rina works with clay, she does not describe herself as a ceramicist. "Clay allows me to give form to the here and now. It is a way to communicate with myself and subsequently with others. My humble goal is to bring to light naturally what is inherent in us."
We are pleased to present a selected range of Rina Menardi's work at Naglergasse.
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