After graduating as a make-up artist at the London College of Fashion,
followed by several collaborations with emerging photographers,
Raffaella recognised a growing need to create 3-dimensional objects.
Her interest in sculpture was born and she went on to train in the art of ceramics.
Her current body of work reflects her interest in the primordial beauty of artefacts,
folk crafts and the simplicity of utilitarian objects.
Her pieces are created using black clay and mixed media, utilising traditional hand
building methods such as coiling, pinching and slab building.
She is manipulating surfaces, to create the effects of discarded objects that have
developed various textures through usage and time. Each of Raffaella's pieces is unique.
The techniques are inspired by the quality of the material, black clay is worked thick
and rough in a sometimes playful and sometimes daring manner.
The rugged textures and marks are unpredictable and spontaneous.
Constant research and experiment is essential to what Raffaella does, allowing her to
enter into a deeper dialogue with the medium.
Raffaella is also available for commissioned and bespoke ceramics work.