Giuseppe is attracted to clay through an ancestral relationship: "Clay has accompanied man throughout his evolution, it is anthropologically within us." So we continue to use this material to make everyday objects but with a new and different emotional impact, collaborating with industry.
His "experimental ceramics" and the very meaning of "Raku", lead him to share and organize overnight convivial baking of his works, facing the sea or in the countryside, enjoying every time the magic of the elements earth, fire, air, water and the surprise of unexpected results.
Luciana has worked with Giuseppe for over 10 years, first as his attendant descriptive author and now as a joint creator. Together they created the Atelier Lorenzi.
She deals with the implementation of the works giving them a new depth with her descriptions. The visual and tactile experience accompanied by Luciana’s tales transform objects into "messages". Her creative life has involved creation of what she terms "empty containers", a collection of raku ceramic vases.
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Bergamo is an ancient city that suffered a compulsory reconstruction after a visit by Attila in the 5th century. The walled upper-city dates from the middle ages and houses a famous church, Santa Maria Maggiore known for its acoustics and musical tradition. Though Bergamo is birthplace of only one great opera composer: Donizetti.
It fell under the control of Venice for several centuries before Napoleon. After a relatively peaceful second world war, Bergamo became one of the major industrial centres of miraculous Italian industrial revolution. Curiously, Bergamo hosts three international consulates, Switzerland (banking?), Malawi and Bolivia. It is known throughout Europe for its airport, one of the Ryanair hubs, that is now the fourth largest airport in Italy, and growing.