Matilde Argiolas

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An artist able to paint porcelain hand using the ancient '700 technique.

The decoration of the porcelain requires a deep knowledge of the ancient art of decorating a versatile and manual dexterity.
Matilda Argiolas owns both and expresses fully the purity of the language.

Argiolas Matilda was born in 1961 in Rome, where she lives and works.
In 1976, at age 15, she already shows a natural inclination to antiques, staying in Germany for study.
During this period she was able to visit the factory and the Museum of Porcelain Messein, in whose showroom is the largest collection of collection Meissen porcelain from the beginnings in 1710 to today. It is so plagued by that in the eighteenth century was called "the disease of porcelain" and that will bring always with her as a life partner inseparable.
Subsequently, in fact, completed his studies in law, she decided to attend specialized courses of antiques and decorative porcelain, both in Italy and abroad, with the sole purpose to be a professional in this business and make it a philosophy of life.
Today, with a strong and solid experience after more than 20 years as a decorator, his objects, only decorated porcelain, are exhibited and sold in showrooms, house coture Italian and foreign, used and required by architects and interior designers.

Porcelain, not ceramic

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A musician would you define Porcelain: "the higher octave of Ceramics".
The two materials should not be confused. The porcelain is far more valuable and history teaches us.

The production of porcelain originated in China around the year 1000.
By the time this material was perfected by potters Persians and Mesopotamians, who brought news as the decoration of pottery with cobalt blue.
In Europe, the porcelain appears in the thirteenth century, when Marco Polo returned from China, also brought many porcelain objects, hitherto unknown.
The explosion took place between the fifteenth and the sixteenth century, when the porcelain objects were imported by the merchants and went to enrich the private collections of the nobles and of European aristocrats.
For this reason, at the end of 1600, many scholars of the time tried to figure out how the porcelain was produced, it was impossible to create with the lands that they were in Europe.
In 1700 a young German alchemist Johann Friedrich Bottger, was forced by Augustus the Strong to seek the formula for the production of porcelain and 1708 was able to identify the ingredients that made it up, or kaolin and feldspar. From this began the production of Meissen porcelain, also known as Dresden china.
The discovery of the German Bottger made that in the rest of Europe began to produce various kinds of porcelain. From here the famous French porcelain Limoges, Chantilly and Sèvres, in the famous Italian Capodimonte porcelain, and in 1896 the Richard-Ginori.
In 1800, a British producer added to the mixture of animal bone ash, making the product more durable, hence, the bone china, porcelain typical of English production , with the brands Royal Worcester, Coalport and Royal Crown Derby.
The Bone China is now one of the finest porcelain and demands of the world.