Carla Lupattelli is a very young artisan from Rome, a 2010 graduate in Architecture from "La Sapienza" University who, after collaborating with several professional architectural firms, chose to cultivate her passion for craftsmanship.
In fact, her attention to contemporary society led her to seek an alternative model of production, in contrast to the capitalist model and in favor of a qualitative process, capable of enhancing the individual qualities of each person.
In her professional journey, she became a member of the Cooperative "Occhio del Riciclone", where she experimented with the design and prototyping of clothing and fashion accessories, using reused materials. Pursuing careful research in the use of waste materials, as in the "Moka Design" project, in which she transformed old mochas into furniture accessories.
A varied and multi-sectoral path, resulting in 2018 in the experimentation and modeling of the material that found in clay its ideal element. Thus was born the project CLAY NOTES with the aim of enhancing the uniqueness and beauty of the imperfect and breaking the patterns imposed by contemporary society that too often identifies beauty in perfect and standardized bodies.
The fruit of her work, are decorative dolls called "Acrombale" that come to life thanks to clay, giving shape to bodies that can be considered out of the standards but that, at the same time, emanate harmony. Metaphorically, his works represent the instability of modern society, with its precarious and uncertain balances. Like the tightrope walker who strides poised suspended in the void or the trapeze artist who throws himself into the void, so society seems to proceed in an uncertain manner, constantly searching for a foothold.
To make these unique works, he uses self-hardening clay, a moldable paste composed of natural minerals and clay that hardens slowly in air without the need for firing, thus avoiding the emission of gas and the consumption of water and electricity.