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OUR STORY & PHILOSOPHY

We run our ceramic studio out of the garage and combine creative clay work with traditional houseware and kitchenware. 
Each day, we work to create handmade ceramic items that will complement the little moments in your life, like a meal or collected flowers. 
Our story stems from our personal stories, which can be read below! 


 

Aleacia

Chris

Growing up as an Italian American, Aleacia was privileged to enjoy various home-cooked, delicious meals. 

To her grandmother, the food was just as important as the dish it was served on. In her basement, she amassed a collection of exquisite dishwares, such as homemade porcelain dishes and old crystal glasses containing traces of uranium. One of the many items that she used daily were these ergonomic and comfortable mugs. These mugs became meaningful to her, a piece of her life. They were strong, durable pieces of pottery. 

Noni’s ceramic collection was used as an avenue to connect with those around her as neighbors and family gathered to enjoy dinner or to drink coffee on the porch. Her passion for surrounding herself with functional art and the community that it helped her create is what inspired Farneti Studio.

Inspired by her grandmother, Aleacia went to Purdue for Studio Art & Technology. She focused on creating sculptural and functional works using ceramics (even helping to complete her grandmother’s collection).

To date, Aleacia has shown some of her work publicly at events, such as the Hinged exhibit at Purdue University and Purdue’s Juried Art & Design Undergraduate Exhibit. Since gaining her B.A., she has been fine-tuning her skills in her home studio and learning new techniques to help customers feel the same inspiration she does.

While eating meals with his family growing up, Chris realized the vital role food plays in community building. His mom would prepare classic American dinners, such as crockpot meals and casseroles, and allow the family to connect, even for just a moment, while they ate. The shared experience of dinner created a sense of connection that made them feel more united. 

Around the holidays, Chris enjoyed meals with his extended family. The comradery of food and festivities inspired him to look into what the food was being served. He began to investigate shape, form, and the science behind the art. Chris learned the art of wheel throwing and hand building to help capture this feeling into pieces of art that will last for generations. 

Always being interested in the more technical side of things, Chris has been exploring the way that technology and art intersect. This has led to the implementation of technology into his creative processes, such as 3d printing, homemade CNC machines, creative coding, and generative designs. His current endeavor is working on including these technologies in his ceramic works, using a CNC plotter to draw generative designs onto transfer paper, which can then be applied to the dried ceramics. 

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