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Ceramics

  • Elegant yet merry, the Comaredda small sculptures in glazed ceramic interpret with contemporary style the female figures wearing local traditional costumes, inspired in style by the Japanese kokesci, wooden dolls wearing local garments.

  • The fine and dreamlike decoration is the core feature of the collection, interpreted through the stylized form of a cow, with a shiny moon overlooking it, surrounded by plants and flowers.

  • Inspired in its playful forms by the rocking horses in painted wood, these small ceramic sculptures are characterised by the prized stylistic synthesis emphasised by full and monochromatic glazing, enriched by few fabric, leather and gold leaf elements.

  • This enamelled ceramic bowl tastefully evokes the nuances of the seabed, skilfully represented by the combination of satin surfaces with scratched relief textures.

  • Personal reinterpretation of the decorated jug (brocca pintada), typical of the pottery production of Oristano, commonly known as brocca della sposa.

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.