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  • Mamuthones, the carnival mask of Sardinian tradition, with its archaic and bewitching charm, is accurately described by the ceramic sculpture made with Domenico Cubeddu’s distinctive expressive and dynamic style.

  • Skilfully lathe-shaped in essential lines, these vases are enriched and have an original touch thanks to the plastic addition of vortex-shaped elements combined with small birds. The refined terracotta surfaces can be glimpsed through the black enamel decorations.

  • This ceramic base for a lamp has a refined cylindrical line and its style evokes in the decorations the symbols of the local iconographic tradition, expressed in a modern key and with an elegant composition characterised by perfect harmony.

  • These fluctuating fish have a vibrant and lively form, well represented in the small raku ceramic sculptures combining glazed surfaces with matte black. Individually handcrafted, they are available in different shapes and colours.

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.