Antonietta Mazzotti graduated in Applied Art from the Istituto d’Arte per la Ceramica ‘Ballardini’ in Faenza. After working at various potteries in the city she completed her training by attending the course of Decoration at the Accademia d’Arte in Bologna.
In 1972 she opened her own pottery in the historic centre of Faenza and devoted herself to research into the forms and styles of the local tradition, but without neglecting the modern style of ceramics, producing furnishing accessories and customized objects for companies, private individuals and events.
In 1976 she moved her Manifattura Artistica Maioliche di Faenza into the Gothic Revival conservatory of Villa Emaldi. The company produces classic majolica ware for the table and interior decoration, with traditional motifs and customized ornamentation with initials, coats of arms, houses and special designs.
In parallel Antonietta Mazzotti pursues a contemporary line of research, where skill and aesthetics come together in works charged with intense emotion. Drawing on her extremely measured taste, all her creations are characterized by an atmosphere filled with charm and elegance. For her the challenge lies in pushing the material to its limits through a personal combination of intricate manual work and technical virtuosity.
Her work has been shown at many joint exhibitions and received many awards, some of them at an international level, especially in the United States and Japan. It has also appeared in numerous important Italian magazines and has featured in the New York Times.
Her historical research into traditional forms, styles and decorations continues, giving rise to an ever more cultivated and refined production. As an exponent of contemporary ceramics she executes designs by artists in runs of varying length and carries out site-specific projects.
She conducts an intense teaching activity, regularly holding basic and advanced courses in the technique of Faenza majolica (moulding, glazing and decoration) at Villa Emaldi, where she lives and works.