Mario Mesini

Mario Mesini

Mario Mesini (1918-2001) was born in Modena, Italy.  He graduated in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Turin and started working in ceramics.  He worked as a modeller for Lenci from 1949 to 1953 and for the ViBi factory (Vi from owner Giuseppe Vallini and Bi from Mario Brunetti) . Together with Brunetti he then opened the Ariel factory, later collaborating with the Lusso factory.  Some of Mesini's work is quite distinctive.  He produced a range of eliptical and space age forms.  The image shown is from a  blog by the potter's grandson (www.equilibriarte.net) which gives some idea of the shapes produced.  Usually black and white with an iridescent glaze. 

Mario Mesini Turin