Marisa Plos ceramist
Born in San Daniele del Friuli (Udine); from a very young age Marisa Plos showed great interest and a natural ability for drawing as a means of reading the imagery of the Friulano peasant culture, both fantastic and historical.
After her studies, she became more interested in the medium of ceramics.
She follows new paths with great confidence, exploring new expressive forms; the pure archetypes held in the unconscious are the starting point for her male and female figures.
The historic mediaeval and Longobard imagery further enriches an untouched world with magical suggestions.
Carlo Sgorlon himself, an internationally famous Friulano writer has been captured by the sensual fascination of the figurative art of Plos.
The ArtistMarisa Plos was born in San Daniele del Friuli; after graduating in Gorizia, she started using traditional Friulano decorations: floral motifs, landscapes or animals, without satisfying her thirst for creativity.
Bas-relief, sculpture and archaic styled masks mark her very personal artistic sensitivity, benefiting from an attentive chromatic research and freely inspired by ancient cultures.
To obtain ceramics, the essential preliminary operating is to prepare the mixture of clay, this mixture is then diluted progressively in decanting vessels, in order to make it liquid and so remove the impurities. The liquid is then allowed to evaporate to give the mixture its original consistency.
The mixture used by the artist is partly grogged, which prevents physical distortion and breakage during the delicate firing stage at temperatures of over 900°C
After firing the clay takes various colours, it is then given a finishing of glaze and fired to 950°C to make it impermeable and to fix the colour.