Midweek Modness: A Bit of Bitossi
I’ve been on a bit of a ceramics bender lately (more about that tomorrow). I’ve been trying to support the work of local, contemporary potters, I’m a vintage gal at heart. And one of the 20th century ceramicists that I’ve always been on the lookout for is Aldo Londi.
And this week I celebrated because I finally came across an unsigned piece at the Value Village. This clever vase/candle holder was produced by the artistic wing of Bitossi called Flavia where Aldo Londi was artistic director. It was made for Rosenthal Netter. The surface has the signature Bitossi texture and incised (sgrafitto) outlines of the paisley design. The palette is a nice warm gold, orange and green.
The vessel is designed to hold either a votive or tapered candle or to simply be used as a vase.
It has a sticker on t he bottom which reads “Created in Italy for Rosenthal Netter Inc 69/6 Amram’s Toronto Canada.”
Now I gotta go research this Amram’s shoppe.