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Gruppo interno by Rosaura Sanna

  • Feminine silhouettes stand out against a vibrant turquoise sky on this prized decorative panel in glazed ceramic with harmonious style of remarkable decorative value.

  • Glazed ceramic platter, hand-crafted and decorated in a plastic game of folds and colourful residues, recalling the charm of water, emphasized by the used of vibrated turquiose paint.

  • This glazed ceramic tray features a dynamic rectangular shape. Hand-made and decorated, the object is characterized by a decorative visual profile crafted on a  white clay "pintadera", the traditional bread mold featuring stylised decorative motifs.

  • The fine concave shapes of this large ceramic receptacle gather crystal and vibrant turquoise glazing in an evocative plastic work which reinterprets small pools of water and natural rock cavities.

  • The plastic shape of the glazed hand-crafted and decorated ceramic vase is the synthesis of the processing of a single clay layer, that the potter shapes and bends, obtaining a sophisticated contrast between the plastic movement and the solid ceramic material used to craft it.

The artisan

Dominant turquoise and minimal forms characterize Rosaura Sanna's style, who uses traditional means to express her creative nature as a ceramic artist. Trained at the Accademia di Belle Arti in sculpture, she conceives the artifact as a balanced project of function and the creative gesture. She rolls clay with a rolling pin and decorates her creations with moulds, just like women used to do with bread dough. Using clay sheets, she cuts out geometric shapes. She then moves, bends, crumples them and, finally bakes them into vibrant shapes, into objects of daily use imbued with an unusual touch. She exhibits her creations, made in her studio in Nuoro, in the main local handicrafts shops and trade shows and other sector events in Sardinia, Europe and overseas.

The collection

Her production includes various furnishings and tableware. The artifacts created with irregular shapes and solid contrasting colours, are characterized by original aesthetic solutions and balanced lines, always different from one another. By underscoring the typical appearance of traditional artefacts, the craftsman creates coordinated objects, which are still different from each other, with different shapes to create original ceramic food containers.

The technique

The potter mostly uses white clay, rolled into plates and then shaped manually. She impresses decorations by means of moulds, and covers ceramic surfaces with craclè coloured glazes. She mostly uses solid turquoise, combining objects of this colour and others featuring brown, moss green, burgundy and white surfaces.

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Where to find them

Indirizzo:
Gruppo Interno di Sanna Rosaura Via Pietrino Guiso Pilo, 51- Pratosardo lotto 71 08100 Nuoro (NU)

E-mail: gruppointerno@tiscali it

Telefono: +39 3402603981