Italian-born and London-based, Guglielmo’s practice explores the border between design object and art piece. A graduate of Architecture in Rome in 2013, through the medium of clay his work engages forces that are generally taken for granted in the practice of making; namely gesture and gravity.
Taking advantages from the skeuomorphic qualities of clay, Guglielmo is investigating space as a physical volume. His work plays with the conceptual clashes of hiding and revealing the form, as well as the actual materiality, while intertwining the strict definitions of craft, design and art.
The maker’s Roman heritage is an endless source of inspiration. The classical world has a visible impact on his designs with stylistic formulae being revisited in a contemporary perspective. He aims to provoke a sense of wonder mixed with a nostalgic beauty and the dramatic perception of the passage of time. Guglielmo is currently studying at the “University of the Arts London” where he is finishing the MA Visual Arts: Designer Maker degree.