Maria Diletta Rondoni

Artist Statement

My works come to life through an anaphoric process of composing different elements that absorbs me in a slow creative flow. I use few tools, sometimes just the tip of my fingers with a pinch and coil technique, losing myself taking care of details.I love to create my own palette of pigmented clays and thinking of my work as three-dimensional painting. I am inspired by the metamorphosis and permutation of nature, its movements and changes, its strength and fragility, to give voice to its sensual power as the origin of life.

My aim is to create a sort of imaginary, fantastic and corporeal herbarium.


Maria Diletta Rondoni is an Italian artist based in Umbria, Italy

After graduating at the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia in 2012-majoring in painting–her artistic research explored possibilities from different materials, such as ceramic, metal working and glass. She focused her interest in clay taking classes in the ceramic traditional town of Deruta where she learned ancient techniques such as etruscan bucchero,terra sigillata and maiolica. In 2017 she studied porcelain techniques at the FACC-Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Faenza, Italy; In 2016 she set up her one ceramic studio where she developed her ceramic practice.

Over the last years she traveled to Europe, Sri Lanka and Australia. These travels inspired her artworks and her aesthetic vision.In the summer 2021 and 2022 she was in residence at  Guldagergaard- International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark, – for three months during residency.

Among the most important group exhibitions: Collect Art Fair, with Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Somerset House,London 2023, Young Masters Art Prize autumn exhibition, Gainsborough Hotel, London 2022, Claytopia summer exhibition at Guldagergaard international Ceramic Center, Skealskor 2022, Flora Danica, Apple House-Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark, 2021; Matres, International Festival of Ceramics for Women, Ceramics Museum of Deruta, Perugia, 2019; XI International Exhibition for Ceramic Artists, Third Prize Winner, Museo Muda, Albissola Marina, Savona, 2018; No Place Space 4, Spazio Ex Ceramiche Vaccari.