Biancodichina

ALICE REINA
Turin, Italy

In 2015, gradually leaving her work as an architect, Alice Reina founded biancodichina: a contemporary porcelain studio working on the boundaries between design, craftsmanship and art. Her research taps into her readings and nature - which she takes time to observe - and it’s guided by the lateral thinking channeled, just enough, by the studies in architecture.
Porcelain almost immediately proved to be the perfect material to give shape to Alice’s imaginary and the pleasure of working it and making each piece by hand is fundamental.

Biancodichina’s work is driven by the curiosity to manipulate porcelain to its limits, reaching unexpected results. She creates objects whose shapes, transparency and surface finishes make us doubt about their consistency or even the materials they are made of. Biancodichina works encompass objects, furniture and lighting.


“ Thinking fragility as a strength ”

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  • Vis à Vis - Set

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  • Gli Steli - Trio

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  • I Gusci - Set

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  • ON THE MAKING


    Alice works with stub porcelain: she realizes thin surfaces that she handles and shapes with hands or with the help of chalk or wooden tools. To make her pieces coloured, Alice makes paste/dough colours: she measures and adds pigments to dry porcelain, to knead it again.

    Alice prefers the “biscuit” surface that is cooked without glazes: at 1280 degrees the porcelain vitrifies and, if conveniently sanded, it becomes smooth and silky as a river stone.

  • SPECIAL FEATURES



    Alice uses Limoges porcelain for its plasticity because her work undergoes the material to very high tensions that few clays are able to sustain. For thinner and more fragile objects, she uses paper-porcelain, which is a mix of porcelain and cellulose that allows obtaining translucent and lightweight surfaces.

  • MATERIAL FOR INTROSPECTION



    Alice sees in porcelain endless possibilities and the perfect material to scope themes she cares very much, as fragility and ephemerality of everything. It’s a material she’s still studying and from which she’s still learning. Alice has learned to slow down with patience and care, essential to realize every single piece.