11 October 2015

Porcelain Veins


Technique discovered in 2007, porcelain in harmony with metals

Nicola Boccini porcelain veins new ceramic technique

Porcelain Veins, refers to a technique that it can be realized only with the several types of porcelain and bone china, the procedure is a traced evolution of the Tracciati. Porcelain Vein takes advantage of the traslucidità of the porcelain and bone china to high temperature in oxidation or reduction.

Nicola Boccini porcelain Veins EKWC Holland

Metal wires of different sizes (copper, iron, platinum, cobalt, nickel, kanthal, etc) are pressed inside the porcelain to create designs or signs, high temperature firing melts the filaments leaving a visible trace of their oxidation.

Nicola Boccini is an artist with a long experience in the field of experimentation and has achieved fame by changing some of the traditional ceramic cycles process. His sparkling creativity is of a thousand colours that are generous like passionate lovers, the one mixed with the other and in some splashes, proud of their own identity. Free but inside the field. Accelerated and like a cascade, his thoughts are not stranger to the torment and uncertainties of our time. Transfused of art he is pushed from a rhythm that is never slow, a rhythm that brings a dance of form in a continuous creativity.

Protagonist and director of a path that is in constant development, he excels due to his intelligence and spirit of exploration in a scenario that has no boundary.

More than creative he seems creator. Emulating the act of God: “the LORD God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life” (genesis)

For him it is not enough to model the material, he wants to bring it alive. Cutting without destroying, being inside to implant a veins system where one day, who knows, will flow blood and hopefully with all colours.

To understand and appreciate the innovative-experimental value of his work, we shall look in depth and get orientated by the essence that comes, not so much like a wave of sentiment or fantasy in a sudden start of inspiration, but rather as result of passionate research and meditative expression of a thought free from rigid schemes.

Without goals, he enjoys himself, pushes himself, surprises himself and is happy to be born an artist to take pleasure in the creative torment that leads him among the spheres where the chosen ones live.

Floriana Spaccinichairwoman of Scuola d’Arte Ceramica Romano Ranieri

Porcelain Veins comes from the study of several oxides and of their behavior in the several ones on different firing, (Cobalt, Copper, Iron). I discovered Porcelain Veins on 2005 and fix the techniques on 2007. The oxide are introduced into porcelain or bone china. I do not paint the surface but I introduce the oxide inside, it evaporating in firing delineate the design in surface. Four are made of firing carry to this result, the first firing 1050°C, a second one 1280°C, third to 1060°C, and at last to 1100°C if it is wanted to be obtained reflected metallic in reduction.

Nicola Boccini Porcelain Veins EKWC
Nicola Boccini slip casting porcelain veins