The Terrapintada potter's workshop brings together Simonetta Marongiu with her two siblings, Giulia and Robert Carzedda. Their research and experimentation stem from concepts which are deeply rooted in popular culture, investigating traditional knowledge and creating different and complementary results. Featuring an essential design, including geometric shapes and linear surfaces with a sober and contemporary touch, production includes decorated and narrative designs, intended for people who prefer a more traditional touch. Located in a restored mill in the centre of Bitti, Terrapintada periodically hosts cultural events, exhibitions and meetings, being a pole of creativity that provides space to collaborations with artists, designers and architects.
In Terrapintada, productions are always a successful synthesis of form and function, beautiful objects to see, touch and use. Each object starts from an idea and acquires a shape, a colour and a decoration: bowls, risers, containers of various kinds but also decorative items designed to bring joy. The collection objects inspired by an essential and contemporary design is complemented by a more traditional touch, dedicate to craft enthusiasts. The final outcome is a collection close to the most compelling contemporary craft proposals.
Lathe-shaping characterizes much of her production, enhanced and refined through a constant search of linearity and clean formal results. Other techniques are also used, including wire drawing and casting, with different creative results and countless proposals for an increasingly aware audience, fond of the technical and expressive peculiarities of local production. The skillful use of glazes and engobes (slips), the refined finishing and graffito techniques are complementary to the technical skills of the potters, who however focus on continuous and constant research and experimentation.
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