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Ceramics

  • The lines and decorations of this refined vase draw inspiration from those of a pear-shaped vase which was found at Santa Anastasia’s Sacred Well in Sardara depicting a nuraghe with five towers and the typical symbol of concentric circles.

  • Female figures in elegant poses are depicted in these raku ceramic sculptures with original plastic solution and the distinctive technique of this workshop.

  • The much-loved jug is revisited by the ceramic artist with further simplified lines and vivid full glazing tones. Handcrafted, it is part of the distinctive line of jugs available in many sizes and colours.

  • The delicate light green shades combine with the natural shades of clay and white, characterizing this set of ceramic salad bowls. The refined and solid colour of the internal surface glaze is combined with a finely crafted and decorated white edge.

  • This hand-decorated ceramic vase features a decoration inspired by the marine world, crafted with the ancient graffitura technique on white glaze that highlights the nuances of the orange clay. The object is part of the Corallo collection and is available in different sizes.

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.