As of 1980, the Zaccarella workshop founded by Antonio Zaccarella has set forth its expressive quest based on the Raku criteria, noble and ancient Japanese art which became known at the beginning of the 16th century strictly linked to the tea ceremony, which spread throughout Europe at the end of the Sixties of the 20th century. Angelo and Simone reinterpret this fine art, which acquired the name of one of the most important families of master potters in Japan, as the artists themselves have found maximum expression in this technique, in harmony with the basic Raku philosophy nurtured and governed by the use of the four elements: soil, fire, air and water, elements at the origin of the basic material itself.
The intrinsic value of each pendant pertaining to the Safinà collection is attested by the aesthetic quest as well as the workmanship interval necessary to create such item. The creation of each single item requires multiple phases: a small quantity of excellent quality clay is given shape as the first phase; secondly, the item is manually engraved to highlight fine details; thirdly, the item is set to dry and subsequently oven-fired at 1000° C. which gives the biscuit firmness and right consistency. The decoration phase is carried out at different moments in time in order to obtain the chromatic effects desired, through more than one firing.
Worthy of notice the attention given to materials used for final assembly and the aesthetic choice of the gift-box itself which cherishes the pendant, small degrading colour squares with a centrally positioned arrow spear in homage to the glorious Samnite tribe of which the Safinà brand name is ascribed to.