Bosa Ceramics Italian Design
Bosa ceramics workshop completely handmade in Italy.
All the objects in the Bosa ceramics collection are made entirely by hand using the ancient techniques of ceramic making. The moulds are made out of plaster to allow scrupulous formal control over the project. Once it is removed from the mould, the piece must be cleaned and finished by hand, attending to the smallest of details, and once it is dry it can be fired in the kiln.
When the piece has dried, it will be put in the kiln for the first time and biscuit-fired. It will then be fired several more times to vitrify the glaze and to retouch the imperfections, until the product has achieved the highest possible quality. The objects decorated with gold, platinum or copper, are glaze-fired again after vitrification to fuse the precious metal into the glaze.
The glazes that make it possible to vitrify the object, are mixed and composed in our own workshop, so that Bosa’s colour range is exclusive to the company. After the initial firing, each piece is immersed into the tubs containing the liquid glaze; any excess drops or imperfections are later removed. The base of the object is not glazed, to prevent it from fusing to the plates of the kiln.
The decorations are hand-painted by master artists with great precision and experience. Noble and precious metals such as gold, platinum, copper and their ranges, applied with a brush, fuse into the glaze during the firing process, brought to a temperature of 720° to guarantee the authenticity of the materials and its durability over time.
All the products in the catalogue may be ordered in the hues shown in the colour sheet, though the exact tone of the glaze must be verified against the ceramic colour samples. In different objects, the same hue may show slight differences in the intensity of the colour, caused generally by the different shapes and volumes, or due to minimum variations in firing temperature. These distinct characteristics contribute to making each piece unique.
History of Bosa Ceramic
In a corner of the Venetian countryside In Italy, with an enchanting hilly skyline and babbling mountain brooks, there is a town, Borso del Grappa, which echoes the name of its highest and most noble mountaintop, where Bosa, the ceramic industry renowned around the world, chose to settle many years ago. It is no coincidence that the piedmont area of the Veneto region has merged Bassano’s great ceramic tradition with Venice’s spirit of cosmopolitan culture and Asolo’s pioneering attention to innovation.
In 1976 Italo Bosa began his own ceramic production, applying the ancient techniques for making objects entirely by hand, enhanced by a rich palette of colours, decorated with precious metals such as gold, platinum and copper, and enameled in the exclusive shades of colour created by the company. These precision techniques remain the foundation for Bosa’s production and ensure that Bosa’s objects remain unique, recognizable and of the finest quality.
Bosa is a leader in the field of designer ceramics in Italy and around the world. Its decision to make research and innovation the strong points of the company, thereby creating the know-how required to develop projects that seemed impossible because of the difficulty involved in making oversize objects and moulds, which highlight the special joy the founder takes in sharing the design processes with his mostly young and European designers, who experiment with new languages, and have helped to establish an upscale market position for the Bosa brand.
From the initial collaboration with Marco Zanuso Jr., and the consolidated relationship with the Palomba-Serafini firm, Bosa has developed friendly professional relationships with Satyendra Pakhalé, Patricia Urquiola, Elena Salmistraro, Nika Zupanc, Pepa Reverter, Ionna Vautrin, Constance Guisset, Marco Morosini, Manolo Bossi, Gualtiero Sacchi, Sam Baron, Luca Nichetto, Marc Sadler and a particular understanding with Jaime Hayon, who has invented so many exuberant worlds.