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Sinzos by Laura Puggioni

  • These ceramic pendants, enriched with small miniatures, remind of sa franda, the decorated and embroidered apron worn traditionally by Sardinia women.

  • The elegant black and white ceramic starters dishes with a long plate and square or round bowls have minimal and slightly irregular shapes and are decorated with fine graphic lines and evocative illustrations of cities and flowers, in remarkable harmonious compositions.

  • Small ceramic pendants with fine decorations inspired by motifs typical of local jewellery tradition. Shaped and decorated by hand, the pendants are an evocative reinterpretation of filigree buttons typical of traditional costumes.

  • Decorative ceramic element with motifs inspired by the embroidery of traditional Sardinian dresses. The shape evokes sa franda, a decorated apron that was part of the women's apparel, that embroiderers embellished using their technical and composition skill.

  • Hand-crafted and carved artistic and decorative ceramic tiles featuring a balanced composition of subjects inspired by the plant and animal worlds of Sardinia. The typical stype of this potter is characterized by technical expertise and care for details, expressed in free forms.

The artisan

Being a clever and creative artisan, Laura Puggioni uses ceramics with a personal and recognizable style, characterized by extraordinary aesthetic references, with elements of mimesis, referring to other forms such as embroidery, handmade jewellery, weaving and inlay. Being an educated artist, trained at the Academy of fine arts of Sassari, she hones her technical skills by attending a workshop in Nuoro. The plastic medium is ideal to express a personal stylistic research that is rooted in the tradition of handmade fine knowledge of Sardinian material culture. In the Sinzos laboratory, located in Nuoro,  the artisan works with care and discipline.  Looking at her while she works, using her tools, particularly the small ones used for decorations, is as such a great suggestion to craftsmanship.

The collection

Multiple references to handicraft traditions are featured in Laura Puggioni production. Sa franda is a collection of decorative panels and small pendants inspired by women's traditional Sardinian aprons. Shapes and designs are skillfully decorated with embroidery patterns in bright colours on full colour backgrounds. Bottoni is the line of pendants with evocative décors of fine filigree crafted with local jewellery traditional techniques. Ceramic centerpieces feature s'impanna, a brocade insert, typical of baskets making. Mattonelle are free series of decorative subjects inspired by fauna and flora.

The technique

The potter moulds clay following the plate forming technique, decorated with graffitos and fine painted motifs. She uses brilliant many-coloured glazes applied during multiple firing sessions, with tiny brushes on opaque slip surfaces.

More details on the Mediterranean Crafts Archive

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Where to find them

Sinzos di Laura Puggioni Via Chironi, 81 08100 Nuoro (NU)


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