Anna Vannotti is a Swiss artist and ceramicist who has dedicated years to her own research on the Raku ceramic technique. We helped Anna describe her works produced from 2000 to 2010 through the design of a catalog.
The Japanese term Raku literally means “comfortable, relaxed, cozy,” and it is bound to the cup used in the famous tea ceremony, realized in humble material and modeled to fit into the palm of one’s hand. The design of the catalog started from this concept.
The finite format of the catalog allows the reader to handle it with ease. The paper of the cover, distinguished by the repoussé worked on hot metal, is for the printed image a material counterpoint to the ceramic texture.
Once opened, the catalog underlines the aspect of the tactile and visual experience through diversely gauffered paper, the pages of different formats, and the details in copper color.
Each catalog is hand bound, numbered, and signed by the artist.