Carmelo lives in Alicudi.
He loves travelling, even though he never actually has, and spends his days writing love poems while he looks east to Salina.
His words wash back and forth across the paper, following the movement of the tides.
By day he loves to dry chilly peppers in the hot sun and at night he counts the stars in the sky while he waits to find his own.
The Carmelo Moor’s head vase is available in three sizes: 17 cm, 27 cm and 38 cm.
The process of creating a Carmelo Moor’s head vase involves two firings in a kiln.
The first lasts thirty-six hours at a temperature of about 980°C.
After this, the piece is slowly cooled and then immersed in tanks containing the enamel which will give the surface of the object its distinctive, eternally glossy appearance.
Once it has dried, the head is decorated by hand by our master craftsmen and then given a second firing to glaze the enamel.
This takes about thirty-six hours at a temperature of 920°C.
IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS
The Carmelo Moor’s head vase is perfect in the kitchen for holding your wooden spoons or a basil plant, or at the centre of the table filled with delicious, freshly-baked breadsticks.
Or even on your desk, full of coloured pencils, or on the bathroom sink, holding your toothbrushes.
It can contain small plants and flowers of all types.
The chilli peppers which are typical of Mediterranean cuisine represent best wishes and symbolise good luck.
For this reason, Carmelo is also an ideal gift for a loved one.
CARE AND DETAILS
To clean the object, use a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.
Do not use chemical cleaners, as these may damage the glaze.
The product should be handled with care, making sure to avoid dropping it, knocking it against hard surfaces (as even the slightest bump can chip the surface) or anything else which might damage it.
– Always handle Moor’s heads with care, making sure not to put pressure on the crown or decorations.
– Hold the base with both hands when moving your Moor’s Head.