Carola Del Mese

The inspirations for Carola’s work began in childhood. Being part Italian she spent a lot of time in churches punctured with romantic shafts of dusty light. The priceless reliquaries of forgotten saints, the smell of wax and incense and the sad-faced statues surrounded by candles and votives
all made an impression. 

 

The elements Carola uses in her work are rescued from flea markets and found in junk shops - small tokens which may have meant something to someone. Objects she can make stories from.
It's important to her that she uses items
with a previous history.

 

“My aim is to bring these together to create beautiful, precious objects of wonder which move, open, describe, surprise and delight."

Moth
Moth

Antique pewter teapot, Mixed reclaimed Metals, stones, Musical Movement 18 x 16 x 16 cm

Sea Monster
Sea Monster

Antique pewter teapot, Mixed reclaimed Metals, Stones, Leather, Glass Eyes, Porcupine Quills, Glass, Resin 15 x 20 x 22 cm

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Moth
Moth

Antique pewter teapot, Mixed reclaimed Metals, stones, Musical Movement 18 x 16 x 16 cm