Giuseppe Lucietti


Giuseppe Lucietti was born in Nove, in the province of Vicenza in 1936, where he learned the art of ceramics from his family.
He studied at the Art Institute in Nove, where he was a pupil of Andrea Parini, and attended the Art Academy in Venice.
From the mid-1950s onwards, he stayed several times in Faenza, where he worked with Nanni Valentini in Carlo Zauli's workshop and took part in the most important national and international artistic ceramics exhibitions, refining, through continuous research and experimentation, his great technical and expressive ability, which led him to create works of pure abstraction, shaped by hand and composed on slabs using high-temperature clay fired in a gas kiln at 1350° and enhanced by the skilful use of metal oxides.
In 1954 he took part in the International Competition for Ceramics in Faenza, winning third place in the student section.
He collaborated with numerous manufacturers including Compostella, Zen, Brenta and as a designer with Porcellane San Marco.
In the 1950s he stayed several times in Faenza where he worked with Nanni Valentini at Carlo Zauli's workshop.
In 1956 he held his first solo exhibition of drawings and paintings at the Pick Bar in Bassano and in the same year he took part in the Venice Biennale.
In the 1960s he began to use refractory earth for his creations, creating the basis for his later works in porcelain.
In 1962 he was again at the Venice Biennale, an experience he repeated the following year, and in the same year he was invited to teach professional design and ceramic decoration at the G. De Fabris Art Institute in Nove.
In 1964 he was awarded a scholarship that took him to London.
In 1966 he was invited by Giò Ponti to exhibit his works at Eurodomos, in 1968 he exhibited at the Milan Triennale and in 1972 he took part in the International Ceramics Symposium in Nove.
In 1974 he began working with porcelain in the "Porcellane San Marco" factory.
His son Simone began working with him in the same years.
In 1984 he won first prize at the 54th International Ceramics Competition in Faenza and the following year he presented the exhibition Detriti at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in the same city.
From the mid-1980s onwards, he produced a number of works in the workshops of the Albisola factory "Fabbrica Casa Museo G. Mazzotti 1903".
In 1986 he took part in the First Porcelain Triennial in Switzerland with the exhibition "Carte fossilizzate".
Winner of the 3rd National Competition of Ceramic Art of Savona in 1988, in the same year he was the protagonist of the personal exhibition Sabbie, Sassi e Dune organised by the Municipality of Nove in the rooms of the Palazzo Municipale.
Together with his brother Antonio Angelo, Giuseppe Lucietti works in the studio in Via Rivarotta 16 in Bassano in the province of Vicenza.
1992 Giuseppe Lucietti Large walled panel: the large panel is made of refractory plates and single-fired metal salts, modelled and decorated by Giuseppe Lucietti and placed on the south-east façade of the historic "Cafè Roma", on the corner of Via Molini and Via Rizzi. The decoration recalls and reinterprets the vigorous and intrusive ivy that stretched across the building's façade before the restoration.

From 14/05/1993 to 23/05/1993
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