Since graduating from the Pratt Institute with an BFA in sculpture in 1982, Marina Bosetti has devoted her life to refining her relationship with clay. Despite a progression from sculpting to pottery to art tile, Marina’s work has consistently distilled the abstract, sensual and spiritual aspects of life into accessible design, image and easy-to-care-for, durable artwork.
Heavily influenced by the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements, Marina’s art tile brings beauty into everyday settings. From wall murals and kitchen and bath backsplashes, countertops, sinks and tub surrounds to the numbers used to display your home address, each hand-made, hand-painted Bosetti project is unique. As Marina says, “Clay is the most ancient and versatile building material we have. It is earth.”
Marina is inspired by botanical images, religious icons, stained glass and most of all, her clients. Using the ancient technique of cuerda seca – a cloisonné-inspired method that mimics the look of mosaic – each tile’s intensely rich ceramic glaze looks so soft it begs to be touched.