The Nativity is hand-modelled in pink clay, decorated with engobes and glazes. It underwent two firings at 960 ° and 980 °.
The sculpture is hollow.
The face is as small as a hazelnut and modelled by hand.
The skin is left in natural clay, while the coloured parts have been painted with different hues of engobes (slips) in order to create delicate nuances and plays of colour. I really like playing with colours and decorations.
I apply a little enamel and usually it's glazed.
Length 17cm, Height 30cm, Width 22cm
Poetic incipit "Nearing the birth of Christ, when Joseph was looking for shelter, everyone shut their doors in the couple's faces. Only the ox and the donkey, two humble animals, helped and protected the holy family. Thanks to the love of God, and his parents, Jesus was born in the warmth of a barn."
Solo i bue e l’asinello, due umili animali hanno sorretto e protetto la sacra famiglia.
Con l’amore di Dio e dei suoi genitori, nel calore di una stalla è nato Gesù.”