Since 1980, Rina Menardi has been developing her research into the field of ceramics, personalizing work
techniques, exploring colour schemes, striving for neatness of shape. Through this work, she has been
creating her first collection of living accessories, all hand-made stoneware pieces, always characterized
by simple lines, inspired by nature, removed from the style of so many mass-produced items, and never
limited to a single purpose, believing, as she does, that an object should not impose itself, but rather
suggest visual and tactile sensations able to evoke our deepest emotions. Rinamoulds the clay without
ever feeling as a tout-court ceramist. She chooses baked clay because she senses in this material the
possibility to express herself through gaining possession of some of nature’s secrets, understanding her
laws, respecting her rules and limitations. The ever-personal research she conducts over the expressive
potentialities of baked clay has always been accompanied by her growth as an individual.
Rina says: “ Clay allows me to give a three-dimensional shape to the here- and-now ‘me’. It is a way of
communicating with myself, and therefore with others. I simply strive to respect the natural surfacing o
things that are already within us”. Rina Menardi’s collections are a fusion of art, design and craftsmanship,
where chromatism, aesthetics and functionality converge in a synthesis ofintuitions coming from everyday
life and events, creating atmospheres that inspire serenity and pleasure.