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Ceramics

  • An original collection of Crosses, skillfully crafted and hand-decorated by the artist, featuring stylized shapes, available in different variants and decorations with sophisticated colours embellished by pure gold finish.

  • Hand-crafted and decorated glazed ceramic many-coloured jugs. Lathe-crafted and then bent in a dynamic shape, counter-balanced by the handle. Featuring bright monochromatic decorations, the pieces show the marks of the craftsman's work, enriching them in a unique way.

  • The fine essential shapes of the bottle with small glasses in white ceramic are embellished by the refined graphic design that revives the herringbone weave of the cloths used to store traditional local bread, which is skilfully performed with partial and shaded shapes, conveying an elegant touch

  • The essential lines of these vases are inspired by the Sardinian bell-shaped pre-Nuragic culture, as can be seen in the distinctive shape of the borders, decorated with parallel bands in delicate gradations in earth tones.

  • These lathe-shaped ceramic plates are decorated with graphic motifs that evoke, in balanced compositions, the typical fabric of the traditional saddlebags.

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.