Maria Diletta Rondoni

Maria Diletta Rondoni is an Italian artist based in Umbria, Italy. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia in 2012, majoring in painting, her artistic research explored possibilities from different materials, such as ceramic, metalworking, and glass. She focused her interest on clay, taking classes in the traditional ceramic town of Deruta, where she learned ancient techniques such as Etruscan bucchero, terra sigillata, and Maiolica. In 2017, she studied porcelain techniques at the FACC-Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Faenza, Italy. In 2016, she set up her own ceramic studio, where she developed her ceramic practice.

Over the last few years, she traveled to Europe, Sri Lanka, and Australia. These travels inspired her artworks and her aesthetic vision. In the summer of 2021 and 2022, she was in residence at Guldagergaard- International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark – for three months during residency. Among the most important group exhibitions: Collect Art Fair, with Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Somerset House, London, 2023; Young Masters Art Prize autumn exhibition, Gainsborough Hotel, London, 2022; Claytopia summer exhibition at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Center, Skealskor 2022; Flora Danica, Apple House-Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark, 2021; Matres, International Festival of Ceramics for Women, Ceramics Museum of Deruta, Perugia, 2019; XI International Exhibition for Ceramic Artists, Third Prize Winner, Museo Muda, Albissola Marina, Savona, 2018; No Place Space 4, Spazio Ex Ceramiche Vaccari, Santo Stefano di Magra, Sarzana, 2018; Evolving, Galleria ArtEspressione, Milano, 2014. Her artworks are part of private collections in Italy and abroad.

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Featured work

Selected works, 2021-2023

Maria Diletta Rondoni Ceramic art

My works take shape through the rhythmic motion of repeated movements that absorb me in a slow creative flow. The starting point is always the vase, as an empty object ready to contain and be contained within everyday life.

I use few tools, sometimes only my fingertips, through the basic process of pinch and coil construction, an original and primitive technique that transports me directly into a timeless dimension. I love paying attention to detail and creating my own palette of pigmented clays, thinking of my work as a three-dimensional painting.

The metamorphosis and permutation of nature is where I take my inspiration, observing its movements and changes, its strength and fragility, trying to give voice to its sensual power as the origin of life.

The vase is despoiled of its functional appearance to create a kind of imaginary, fantastic and corporeal herbarium.