Solimano

‘The legend says that in the Kalsa, an Arabic district of Palermo, lived a beautiful maiden who spent her days taking care of the flowers she cultivated in her garden. One day, a young dark-skinned boy, a moor noticed her while she looked after her plants and he desperately fell in love with her. After declaring immediately his love the young maiden, struck by his daring, returned his feelings. Unfortunately, the mysterious stranger was already married. And as our Sicilian Judith found out that her beloved wanted to return to his bride in the Orient, she waited for the night to come and cut off his head, making it become a flower pot. She planted basil in this special vase and put it out on the balcony for everyone to see. The basil, watered by the maiden’s tears, grew luxuriantly and the inhabitants of the Kalsa, not to be outdone, had their own earthenware vases in the shape of an oriental head (they called them Teste di moro) manufactured for them.

I sensi

Yes, we have given human aspects, faculties and characteristics to our vases! This is to symbolize the energy of the material that takes shape and is moulded to become a living element. It all begins with a simple piece of clay. In a ménage à trois in which pottery wheel, earth and the hands of our craftsman merge to elevate the red clay. Our vases want to see, to smell, to taste. Whether you put in flowers, branches, leaves or roots, our vertical sculptures want to be more than simple containers, they want to become pleasure-seeking guardians.