Aldo Aytano
Tuscany - Italy

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Aldo Aytano

Born in Lucca in 1954, Aldo Aytano now holds the Chair of Painting at the Secondary School of Fine Arts in Lucca.

His current artistic production is marked by an important new inspiration: his discovery and growing interest in ceramics. Aldo Aytano began creating ceramics in 2005, mainly in the studio of Franco Francesconi Pietrasanta in collaboration with Massimo Gentile, but also in Montelupo Fiorentino.

Ceramic forms are a great discovery, but especially ceramic color, the way the enamel lends such polish and luminosity to the painted figures. This has inspired him to transpose many of the watercolors he paints into ceramic pieces at the same time.
The result is a large collection of ceramic panels on marine themes and also with scenes from circus shows. But most of his production is devoted to a variety of decorative ceramic plates, large bowls, and vases cast in archaic forms, with abstract decorations. Warm, oriental colors inspired by numerous trips to India have become his natural idiom. The decorations are infused with a geomantic sense, the desire to express inner feelings in the signs of the earth.

All the ceramic forms and pieces described here are presented for the first time to the general public at the 74TH INTERNATIONAL CRAFTS SHOW in Florence, in the Visions section at the Cavaniglia Pavilion for Italian and foreign enterprises dedicated to innovation, design and research. He showed his works at the 3rd annual MOAC 2010, from August 20 to 29 at the Flower Market of Valle Armea di San Remo, and at the Murabilia Quality Amateur Gardening Market and Show at the city walls of Lucca, from September 3 to 5, 2010, where he showed his ceramic works and sculptures.

All ceramic items are created solely for artistic purposes and are not suitable for food-related uses. Bowls, platters and decorative plates can be used as containers for holding fruits and vegetables, but are not meant for salads, fruit salads or cooked foods such as pasta, meat or fish.