Raku
Antonella Cusimano
"For me Art is freedom to be able to express one's" feelings "in all forms through: painting, sculpture, singing, music, theatre, poetry ... in every possible form ..."

Born in Palermo in 1969, Antonella Cusimano first fell in love with clay and then with the raku technique, a Japanese practice which provides the firing of clay at 900 degrees. This is how, thanks to the mastery of this ancient technique, Antonella combines in her works the oriental charm of a distant Japan with landscapes and puppets of her Sicily and the corals of her sea.

“I am happily married and have two wonderful children. My grandmother Ninetta, Sicilian of the past, with her black dress, one of those who was wise, from an early age passed me the passion to love embroidery and lace-making.”

The opinion of the Governance

Each creative has been included by the Governance after careful evaluation of the Sicilian spirit of his creations

“Her works are able to inspire joy into those who observe them. Joy that comes from the perfect connection between the Sicily of our ancestors and that of today. A land where ceramic factories were present since the sixth millennium BC. Antonella’s works enclose in the lively combinations of colors and shapes, in the artistic and historical development of Sicily. Her land of light, in the double meaning of earth-clay and earth-mother”

Sara Favarò, Madrina of the Sun