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Ceramics

  • This ceramic plate, hand-crafted and decorated, features a red Broccato insert that reinterprets local traditional baskets embellished with fine s’impanna fabric, in an innovative way.

  • Exquisite as a contemporary sculpture, this irregular-shaped ceramic lamp base is made in clay with experimental enamels created by the craftsman so as to obtain particular material and “scratched” colour effects.

  • The elements of the marine world are featured on this particular bowl, decorated with fascinating and delicate blue and light blue shades. Sea stars and relief coral branches decorate a single and original piece.

  • The fine pearls of this sophisticated glazed ceramic necklace, which are decorated individually, evoke the colours of the earth and the sea.

  • The organic shape and faded colors suggest references to places and marine atmospheres. It belongs to the collection of objects made by hand, in which the designer's inspiration follows the natural inclination of the material.

Il settore

Local pottery production started during the Neolithic age, featuring peculiar characteristics that evolved during the Nuragic age. Neolithic pottery productions explored the female body, rounded also in pottery production, being a representation of the Mother goddess. Nuragic pottery featured simple and stylized designs, a tribute to the strength of war.

 

In the following ages, the regular exchange of imported pottery, linked to the interaction of different cultures with Sardinia, made it difficult to define what local production really was, since production became a self-sufficient expression of modern age, only when stylistic features and technical procedures were define and kept unchanged until recent times.

 

For instance, terracotta was slipped and glazed. Few and functional models were lathe-crafted: pitchers, marigas, containers, sciveddas, pans, pingiadas, flasks, frascus, bowls, discus, and other types of pots and pouring receptacles.

 

The setting is rural and pastoral. They are objects of daily use, for the transportation and and storage of water, baking, the preparation of desserts and food products. Yet, embellishments and expressive characterizations are also used. The festive versions are used during solemn occasions, anniversaries, rituals, and are part of the set of votive tools. They are made by the most skilled figuli, using graphite and decorated with plastic additions, plant motifs and the figures of saints and other religious and good-luck symbols.

 

 

These productions that belong to the local material culture, together with the productions of other sectors such as hand-made weaving, jewelry, carving and basket weaving, share a secret language, and intimate and evocative jargon.