At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Hilda Piazzolla to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.
What do you call your series of artwork?
– We've named our series "Loop Works."
What technique have you used?
– All pieces are crafted from 3D-printed porcelain.
What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?
– These pieces result from a collaboration between myself and Alma Bangsgaard Svendsen. Our partnership arose from a shared desire to experiment with the fusion of ceramics, which we both have extensive experience in, and the possibilities offered by 3D printing technology. Our goal was to showcase new avenues for combining digital methods and material properties into a single creation. By melding the inherent fluidity of porcelain clay with mathematical algorithms, we've produced pieces that mimic the appearance of knitted fabric. These works represent the convergence of the digital realm and a living material.
Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?
– I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. I received two years of education in general crafts and ceramics at Nyckelviksskolan in Stockholm. I pursued my BA and MA degrees in ceramics at The Royal Academy for Design in Copenhagen, graduating in 2017. I've been primarily working with ceramics since my second year at Nyckelviksskolan, but after mastering traditional clay production methods, I sought to explore new possibilities. I began 3D printing clay during my Bachelor's degree, and it has remained my primary tool ever since.
How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?
– Detailed, tactile, dynamic
What we love HILDA PIAZZOLLA:
We are captivated by Hilda's innovative approach, which seamlessly blends the tactile nature of ceramics with the precision of 3D printing. Her and Alma's series 'Loop Works' challenge conventional boundaries, demonstrating the extraordinary potential of marrying digital technology with traditional craftsmanship.