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This gorgeous gold hand-crafted and hand-painted ceramic heart, featuring a central and exquisitely detailed gold bee, is a stunning symbol for prosperity and the fruitfulness of Nature. Inspired by the devotional ex-voto hearts found in many Italian churches, this unique objet d'art will make for a charming housewarming gift.

 

• Dimensions (cm): W 18 x D 3 x H 22
• Handmade In Italy

 

Born and raised in le Marche, artist Elisabetta Carli moved to Venice to pursue a career in restoration after receiving her degree from the Academy of Fine Arts. After a career pivot, Carli spent a decade as a visual designer in the fashion industry: her dual professional paths allowed her to synthesize seemingly distant artistic fields into a personal and poetic aesthetic. Her collections of hearts are deftly handcrafted using mineral clay, merging traditional references of devoti