★ Mid Century Italian Pottery
Lecture by Tom Jiamachello
Thursday, August 30th, 6:30pm – Free
After World War II, some of the most beautiful pottery items from the top designers in Italy were imported to fill the desire for “the modern” and “the colorful.” Two major importers were the New York City based firm of Richards Morgenthau & Co whose Raymor line competed with the Rosenthal-Netter line. Both firms imported vast quantities of top-notch Mid-century design into the U.S.
Great artists such as Aldo Londi, Alvino Bagni, Manicoli, Bruno Bagnoli, Fantoni – all produced works imported into this country.
I will concentrate my talk on the work of the Bitossi firm– or more precisely the artistic wing of Bitossi called Flavia – where Aldo Londi, was Art Director from 1946. Based in Montelupo, Tuscany, Bitossi exported pieces from Italy under both the Raymor and Rosenthal Netter labels. I will have examples of these vintage pieces for you to see, touch and admire.
When: Thursday, August 30th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email mary[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.