About

Bottega Krua is a small italian brand of handmade and handpainted pottery.

Bottega Krua was born in 2010 and behind it there is Arianna Piazza. I know it seems incredible but I do everything about my ceramic business: pottery making, photo shooting, marketing, management, shipping and believe me it is hard but I love my job so I can do it, because impossible is nothing! I am a one woman business.

I studied art and ceramics at the high school and later I got a master degree with honors at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy in 2010. I’ve been selected and I won different art prizes in Italy and around Europe. Also I’ve been selected in group and solo exhibitions in my country. Plus in 2013 I won an art residency for one year in Venice, at Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS SELECTION:

2013, Incubarte, French Institute, Valencia, Spain

2013, “Mostra finale”, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, Italy, curated by Rachele D’Osualdo and Angela Vettese.

2012, “Stonefly cammina con l’arte”, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, Italy.

2012, “Arte da indossare!”, Yvonne Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Vicenza, Italy.

2011, “ Elementi, 50x50x4”, Libra Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Catania, Italy, curated by Beatrice Buscaroli.

2011, Selection, Yvonne Arte Contemporanea, Vicenza, Italy, curated by Yvonne Pugliese.

2011, “In calda Sicilia”, Libra Arte Contemporanea, Catania, Italy, curated by S.Torrisi.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS SELECTION

2013, Water Colour, Pizia Arte Gallery, Teramo,Italy, curated by P. Cucinella.

2012, “Credevo nascesse una farfalla”, Pizia Arte Gallery, Teramo, Italy, curated by P. Cucinella.

2010, “Chimere”, Maelstrom Art Gallery, Milan, Italy, curated by Rita Marziani.

AWARDS SELECTION:

2014, DAB Design Artshop e Bookshop, MAXXI museum, Rome

2014, Premio de Pintura, Fondazione Focus-Abengoa, Siviglia, Spain

2011, “Premio Patrizia Barlettani”, Fabbrica Borroni, Milan, Italy, curated by Roberto Milani.

2011, Premio Co.Co.Co, Spazio Natta, Como, Italy, curated by Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Como.