Rafaela de Ascanio is a ceramicist, painter and poet living in London. Here she studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martin’s, Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Painting at the Turps Banana Painting School. De Ascanio is currently exhibiting with Tristan Hoare Gallery and Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Liliya Art Gallery in 2021, and duo shows with Bowes Parris Gallery in 2020, Aindrea Contemporary in 2019 and at LAMB Gallery in 2018.
The Orb series was created by slip casting earthenware in a plaster mould. Some are drawn into with sgraffito tools, other painted with underglaze and then glazed with crystal glazes. Each orb represents myths from the planets in our solar system; Venus - Ishtar Burns, Pluto - I Will Outshine You, and Earth - Gaia’s Duende.
Materials: Glaze on Earthenware
Dimensions: 26 x 26 cm