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Classic forms and a contemporary style are attributed to Giovanna Carpentieri’s Italian roots. Born in Massachusetts to a first generation Italian-American family, Giovanna is influenced by the containers, urns and vessels of the old country. She incorporates architectural elements, contemporary pictographs, industrial images, and nature in her design elements.
Using the potter’s wheel, Giovanna handcrafts one-of-a-kind vessels and planters using a combination of wheel-thrown and hand-built techniques. This method, called “coil and throw”, allows Giovanna to achieve the desired height by building the walls in incremental steps. Giovanna fires the containers in an electric kiln reaching 2400° F, which allows them to be used indoors or outdoors without cracking from cold weather.
Giovanna has continued to develop one- of – a – kind works of art and enjoys collaborating with clients to bring to life there artistic visions.
I look forward to providing 100% handmade, artistic,high quality services and products to my clients.