Gaya Ceramic and Design

Marcello Massoni (Italy)

Michela Foppiani (Italy)

Hillary Kane ( U.S.A. )


Works

4 BOWLS. diam 28×11, WHITE NAKED RAKU

Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre

Marcello Massoni & Michela Foppiani. 2009

4 BOWLS diam 28×11, WHITE NAKED RAKU

Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre

Marcello Massoni & Michela Foppiani. 2009


4 BOWLS diam 28×11, WHITE NAKED RAKU

Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre

Marcello Massoni & Michela Foppiani . 2009


4 BOWLS diam 28×11, WHITE NAKED RAKU

Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre

Marcello Massoni & Michela Foppiani. 2009


CONTAINERS – mix sizes

ANAGAMA WOOD FIRED STONEWARE

NATURAL ASH GLAZES

Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre

Hillary Kane. 2009


DARK CANYON – 34X41X60 cm

RAKU FIRED, COPPER MAT GLAZE WITH GOLD LEAF

Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre – Hillary Kane. 2009


Exhibition View


Gaya Ceramic Arts Center


An offshoot of the successes of Gaya Ceramic and Design, the nascent Gaya Ceramic Arts Center brings together the artistic and instructional talents of Marcello Massoni, Michela Foppiani, and Hillary Kane with the vision of creating an “oasis of creative opportunity” in Ubud, Bali. Still in its inaugural year, Gaya CAC has already run three intensive two-week workshops in which potters and enthusiasts from around the world have come to immerse themselves in the tactile and the technical of clay. Gaya CAC’s first resident artist has also just concluded his two-month concentration at the studio, and small team of potters have undertaken the challenging project of building and firing Bali’s first Japanese-style anagama (wood kiln). Gaya CAC caters to individuals and groups of all experience levels, from all over the world, to foster creative inspiration and appreciation for clay.

Marcello Massoni


After studying market-economy and political science and working in the manufacturing industry, Marcello was drawn to ceramics. Since 1996 he has been working in clay, producing functional ware and art pieces.

In Italy, he established a cultural association known as the Colombarini: a venue where artists of any sculptural or pictorial discipline could find space to work in a well-equipped and comfortable studio. He taught ceramic courses in public and private academies. He also founded his first ceramic production line: Colorbruno Collections, and continued designing for several interior furniture companies.

Starting in 2002, he moved to Indonesia and initiated Gaya Ceramic and Design, a creative and unique ceramic production company in Bali. Gaya collections are shown widely: from individuals’ homes to exclusive shops, restaurants, and resort hotels all over the world.

Marcello also continues to innovate in clay in a powerfully gestural style for his own personal pieces, and now has resumed teaching in workshops run through Gaya Ceramic Arts Center.

Michela Foppiani
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After having completed Colombini Art College in Piacenza, Italy, Michela moved to Milan where she graduated as a sculptress and designer with top honors from Brera Academy of Art. She continued creating and exhibiting new work in galleries, events and show rooms all over Italy, dividing her tactile and aesthetic talents between sculpture, design, ceramics, and teaching in both private and public schools.

Starting in 2002, she moved to Indonesia and initiated Gaya Ceramic and Design, a creative and unique ceramic production company in Bali. Gaya collections are shown widely: from individuals’ homes to exclusive shops, restaurants, and resort hotels all over the world. As creative director, Michela takes charge specifically of designing the immensely diverse range of Gaya’s products.

Hillary Kane


For artist and nomad, Hillary Kane, the world continues to draw her out like the tide. Travel and work has led her to claim residence in several continents and innumerable countries. Inevitably, the artistic culture of each has imparted indelible influence upon her own work and continues to be an endless source of inspiration. Educated in the United States and France, she now resides in Bali, Indonesia. She focuses her creativity in both clay and paint, enjoying the dynamic of two very different mediums and their possible confluence. She has recently attended an international wood fire conference in La Borne, France, and a completed a wood-fire residency in Aomori, Japan. After a year as artist-in-residence at Gaya Ceramic and Design, she is now directing the launching of Gaya Ceramic Arts Center in Bali, Indonesia.