Ceramiche Artistiche by Angelo Sciannella
Angelo Sciannella trained as a potter in Castelli, in the Abruzzo Italian region, his hometown and an ancient pottery-production center, late on studying at the Istituto d'Arte di Venezia, where he also attended the Art Teaching course. After several and important collaborations with renowned ceramics factories, in 1962 he moved to Oristano where he began a long.lasting collaboration with the Istituto Statale d'Arte, working as a Professor of ceramic design, training future generations of potters. Following his participation in several international competitions, he was awarded major prizes, including the Golden Plaque in Gualdo Tadino (1963, 1970), the gold medal in Faenza (1975), the first prize in Assemini (1985), the honorary Diploma of the town of Moncalieri (1998).
Local knowledge and technical culture characterise the production of his workshop, where modernity and tradition are offered in a captivating and engaging perspective. Purely artistic objects are combined with daily use artefacts, local raw materials and techniques alternate with more sophisticated and refined pottery techniques, such as porcelain and stoneware. Bowls, jugs, sculptural and decorative objects tell us about a life experience intimately tied to the world of ceramics.
Technical experimentation characterizes the work of the master potter, careful in understanding local traditional models but also testing local materials, such as Sardinia clays. Terracotta, earthenware, majolica, stoneware and porcelain, are studied and crafted. The skills gained through training and work experience are extensive and continually tested, featuring a professional career strongly oriented to the search for new technical and expressive solutions.
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Where to find them
Show-room Via G.M.Angioy n. 28-30 09170 Oristano 09072 Cabras (OR)
Telefono: +39 (0)783 290257 - +39 3337393462
Sito web: web.tiscali.it/angelo.sciannella-wolit/