SICILIAN CERAMIC PINE CONE – 20 CM – OTTANIO
Our Sicilian ceramic pine cones are beautiful decorative items with a typically Mediterranean look and brimming over with positive symbolism.
They are inspired by the fruit of the pine, a long-living evergreen tree which has always been a feature of the Sicilian landscape.
Each of our pine cone is shaped and worked by hand in the workshops in Caltagirone where, in an atmosphere of rich Sicilian tradition, we approach them as pieces of design.
After moulding the base and the stand, the “petals” of our pine cone are created by hand one at a time and then applied carefully so as to create a sculpture with perfect proportions.
The process begins when the clay which is our raw material is shaped by hand to obtain the desired pine cone shape.
After leaving it to cool naturally and slowly in the open air, the pine cone undergoes its first firing for 36 hours at a temperature of about 980°C.
After this, the piece is cooled and then immersed in tanks containing coloured glaze. Once it has dried, it is given a second firing for 36 hours at a temperature of around 920°C.
IDEAS AND INSPIRATIONS
Our objects are the result of combining respect for an ancient tradition of ceramic art with a design-oriented vision to offer you excellent artisan products with a contemporary feel.
The ceramic pine cone is perfect for making a corner of your living room unique and bringing a touch of Sicily into your life.
It can be used in an endless range of ways: as a centerpiece for the table, on a bookcase, on the dresser in the bedroom, on a window sill or even on a shelf in the living room. It’s versatile and fits in perfectly wherever you decide to put it.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
To clean, use a soft, damp, non-abrasive cloth.
Do not use chemical cleaners, as these may damage the glaze.
Your pine cone can also be rinsed directly under running water.
Handle with care, making sure to avoid dropping the object, knocking it against hard surfaces (even the slightest bump can chip the surface) or anything else which might damage it.)