Rossella Manzini, a fit brunette, stands in front of a workbench with ceramics, glazes, and packing materials.From the conception of a piece’s design all the way to the customer’s hand, Rossella Manzini, owner and maker of RossLab, considers how one of her handmade ceramics will live and breathe, and beautify, a space. As a result, these are transform-the-whole-room ceramics. Based in San Jose, Manzini draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, from art galleries to old films to flea markets to books and nature, culminating in a catalog of ceramics that is unquestionably arty. Yet what amazes people is how precise her ceramics feel, how everything from the pattern to the shape to the texture is always in just exactly the right place.

Meet Rossella Manzini and shop RossLab at SJMADE’s San Jose Craft Holiday Fair 2016 on December 17 and 18 from 11am to 6pm each day at San Jose Convention Center’s South Hall.

Written by Kevin Biggers, SJMADE
Photography by Daniel Garcia

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