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Ceramica Olianas Sardegna

  • The delicate shades of these tile hangers reveal figures and dreamy worlds illustrated with distinctive graphic traits together with protagonists of endless adventures. They are made as functional objects of particular decorative value.

  • Precious like small treasures, these ceramic dessert bowls are guardians of dreamy stories, expressed with the graphic and pictorial trait of this ceramist.

  • This ceramic coffee set is characterized by irregular and intentionally raw elements.

  • The original and irregural surface of the plates is the core feature of this set, that traditionally includes dinner, soup and dessert plates, that may also be diversified upon request with underplates and coasters featuring the same decoration.

  • 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.

The artisan

Working with a creative and original approach, Gianpaolo Olianas features a peculiar style and an expressive artistic and personal jargon. He learnt pottery techniques while attending a training course in Milan, where he understood that through plastic procedures, as an an artist he could experiment and apply his passion for drawing. After a long-time experience, in 1998 he opened the Ceramica Olianas Sardegna workshop, in the pictoresque Villanova district in Cagliari. In his studio he works full-time to create dream-like illustrated ceramics, well recognized in the industry and also exhibited inside his workshop and in several arts and crafts shops.

The collection

Gianpaolo Olianas's production is characterized by an emphasis on handicraft procedures which allow to model each object as a unique piece. Artefacts designed to furnish and decorate the house, have irregular shapes, different from one another. His style is characterized by a peculiar taste featuring vibrant blue shades. One of his main features is the rich iconography inspired by stylised plant and animal elements. His ceramic production is extensive: containers of various shapes and sizes, coffee/tea sets, furnishings and various custom objects.

The technique

Made following the plate, coiling and manual techniques, artefacts are decorated with graffiti and paintings, featuring glazes and tin-glazes. The use of non-toxic materials ensures their use for culinary purposes.

More details on the Mediterranean Crafts Archive

To get to know the territory, the techniques and the tools, visit the relevant section.

Where to find them

Ceramica Olianas Sardegna Via San Giovanni, 184 09124 Cagliari (CA)


Telefono: +39 (0)70 44450 - +39 328 3172711