ART PROJECT FAIR
13 - 16 October 2017
Officine Saffi will partecipate at the ArtVerona thirteenth edition with Gianluca Quaglia, Nero/Alessandro Neretti, Irina Razumovskaya, Paolo Riolzi, Carlo Zauli...
Come meet us at pavillon 12!
Officine Saffi will be participating in Collect 2017.
Saatchi Gallery - First floor, Stand 7.5
Artists on show: CaCO3, Robert Cooper, Sangwoo Kim, Irina Razumovskaya, Luca Tripaldi, Kati Tuominen, Mariko Wada, Andrea Walsh.
From 2 to 6 February 2017.
Officine Saffi will be participating in Arte Fiera 2017
Hall 25 Booth B93
Officine Saffi will be showing a special project focused on two artists still underestimated, Carlo Zauli and Nanni Valentini. In collaboration with the artists' archives, we will show a selection of works from the 70s and 80s, for a thorough investigation into their poetic and production.
From 27 to 30 January 2017.
Officine Saffi will take part in the 12th edition of ArtVerona with a selection of international artists and a big installation for the curatorial area King Kong. Come to see us at Booth i2, Pavilion 12.
Workshop and demonstration by Shozo Michikawa.
Two meetings to discover the dynamics and sculptural forms by the Japanese artist Shozo Michikawa at Argillà Italy, with the unique opportunity to experience the master's techniques.
Shozo Michikawa will be demonstrating his unique process of cutting and facetting work that is then expanded on the wheel to produce his dynamic sculptural forms and explore the following areas: altering forms, composite forms, faceting and cutting clay.
The participants who are interested can take turns at the wheel to put into practice the techniques demonstrated. A reasonable skill level on the potter's wheel is necessary.
Dates and times:
Thursday 1st September, 3pm-6.30pm
Friday 2nd September, 10am-1.30pm
Venue of course:
Museo Carlo Zauli,
Via della Croce, 6, Faenza
Cost of participation:
Number of participants:
Max 12 persons per meeting
July 29 2016
How to subscribe:
Each participant can attend only one meeting, by completing the inscription form or by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
tel. to 02 36685696.
Officine Saffi is pleased to invite you on Thursday, June 30 at 6.30pm to the open studio with the artist Nicholas Lees.
Liquid : Solid, is the title of the artist's recent experiments on the boundaries of matter and the interaction between what is solid and material, and what is fluid and elusive. The starting point of his research is an investigation into how to represent physical and spatial edges, the shadows of matter. Lees developed this theme during his residency at Officine Saffi in Milan by examining boundaries and how they can be seen and felt through shadows, incorporating the idea of the uncertainty of materiality.
Nicholas works with wall relief panels, integrating his paper creations with those in ceramics. The embossed panels permit a wide freedom to experiment using ceramic forms (solid) and thick viscous glazes (liquid).
Nicholas Lees was awarded the Cersaie Award at the 59th Premio Faenza, the result of a collaboration between Officine Saffi and the Faenza International Museum of Ceramics.
The project this year at the second edition will end in September with Helene Kirchmair, winner ex aequo with Thomas Stollar for the Under 40 section.
With the Artist in Residence project, Officine Saffi presents itself as a centre for the promotion and diffusion of culture and of contemporary art production. It offers a chance to exchange knowledge involving guest artists and the entire community. The result of this osmosis will be the final project exhibited at the end of the residency programme in a dedicated exhibition at the Officine Saffi gallery. Through their residency, the guest artist has the opportunity to become a part of the surrounding environment and of local culture, interpreting and incorporating the new stimuli in the Officine Saffi medium of choice, ceramics.
Visitors to the event will also be able to enjoy an exhibition entitled "Officine Saffi hosts the 59th Premio Faenza".
He is a graduate of University of Kent (BA), University of the West of England (BA) and University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (MA). His work has been exhibited widely in the UK and overseas and is held in private and public collections including York City Art Gallery, Westerwald Keramikmuseum in Germany and Royal Caribbean International. He has won several awards including the Premio Cersaie at the 59th Premio Faenza, (Italy) and the 3rd prize in 2003, the Desmond Preston Prize for Excellence in Drawing at the RCA in 2012 and the National Sculpture Award from the Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool in 2010. He worked as a Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University between 2000 and 2010 and as a Visiting Lecturer since 2010.
In 2012 he completed an MPhil by project at the Royal College of Art. The work from this project -‘Drawing and Fabrication’- was first exhibited at SHOW2012 at the RCA in June 2012.
He lives and works in Hampshire.
Liquid : Solid I Open studio
Thursday, June 30 I 6.30 - 9pm
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday 10am - 6,30pm. Saturday 11am - 6pm.
Sunday by appointment
Tel.: +39 02 36 68 56 96
Tel.: +39 02 36 68 56 96
In collaboration with
During Milan Design Week, Officine Saffi offers a special focus on modern and contemporary Finnish design.
Unique Finnish ceramics and design furniture from the ‘50s to contemporary Alvar Aalto, Kati Tuominen and more Scandinavian designers
Friday, 15th April 5-9pm
Aperitif with dj-set by DY//OZ
Officine Saffi Gallery
Via Aurelio Saffi, 7
20123 – Milan, Italy
Contemporary International Ceramics and Design
Officine Saffi will participate in the second edition of London Craft Week from 3 to 7 May 2016.
During the finissage of the exhibition 幽 玄 YUGEN, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Wednesday, March 16 will be present at Officine Saffi Milan the artist Yasuhisa Kohyama which will be available for interviews or more information about his work.
Milano, Officine Saffi (Via A. Saffi, 7)
幽玄YUGEN Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Finissage: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 / 6 pm-9 pm
Tel.: +39 02 36 68 56 96
Officine Saffi goes to ArteFiera 2016
Pad.25 Stand A89
Arcangelo - Silvia Celeste Calcagno - Nero/Alessandro Neretti - Nanni Valentini
Officine Saffi at ArteFiera
Pad.25 Stand A89
Bologna Exhibition Center, Bologna, Italy
January 29 - February 1, 2016
Friday 29 to Sunday 31 January from 11 AM to 7 PM
Monday February 1 from 11 AM to 5 PM