Brand new skulls

Mexican and traditional #skulls on my new #ceramic creations. Every piece is unique and handmade. You all know that I love skulls…I don’t have a tattoo yet because I am scared about the pain, but if one day I will do it, it will be a skull. For sure.

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A creepy teapot

This teapot is a custom order for an american soldier that asked me to make something of special, creepy and artistic inspired by Tim Burton’s movies. It is a unique teapot in white clay, painted and glazed. For me it was easy to find the inspiration because I am a Tim Burton’s fan too. The teapot is created by free hand. I would like to know what my readers think about it, so let me know! thanks

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Veterans day. Remember all who served

Today the United States celebrate the Veterans Day for say thanks to all who served. Personally the most of my customers are soldiers and army families, so I am very close with the U.S. Army, they are great customers and they are always excited about my ceramics. In two years that I am working in Vicenza, I knew a lot of people from the States, everyone with a different story. They usually give me great ideas for my creations and I am always happy to satisfy their requests and talk with them. I found good friends and I share a lot of experiences with them. So I can say that my first country is Italy but my second one is USA. #merica #murica #usarmy

I really love make military mugs knowing that my american customers can start a good day drinking their coffee with my mugs!

Only for beer lovers

Sincerely I don’t like beer but most of people likes it…So during a saturday night spent with some friends in Vicenza they said me: “Usually what do we like? Beer…so you have to make beer steins”. ” Ok, I said…but what size is better?” . And obviously they said: “Absolutely one liter size!”.

So I started to make beer steins. This is the result. What do you think? Leave me your comments. Thanks.

 

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Wednesday Addams…a style of life

Who doesn’t know Wednesday Addams and her mood? She is always funny and so spooky at the same time. So I created some mugs and a teapot about her. Sometimes I feel like her and often my face has the same expression..but like she said: “I am not in a bad mood, this is just how I look”.

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Sugar skulls…my passion

I love skulls, especially mexican skulls. I like colors, decorations and the meaning. The best phrase received about my sugar skull mugs it is happened twenty days ago; an american customer stationed in Italy told me: “I am half mexican and your mugs make me feel at home”. I am so glad to heard phrases like this one, because in this way, I know how a simple mug could be something more and it gives emotions to my customers.

The sugar skull meaning is quite intense. It has a lot of meaning in Mexican culture and is the main symbol representing Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Ancestors who have passed away are represented by clay molded sugar skulls which are painted and decorated, the names of the departed are added to the forehead of the skull and then the skull is placed on the grave stone to encourage the departed loved one to appear on the Day of the Dead.

So enjoy those pictures of my ceramics and other sugar skull stuff!

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ceramic teapot by Bottega Krua

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handmade mugs by Bottega Krua

If you want a special mug for you contact me bottegakrua@gmail.com