To Achille Monni, pottery is the result of a motivated search for a means of expression to give a form to an innate artistic aptitude and decorative skill. His training started at the workshop with a course held by renown local ceramist Dolores Demurtas. The training continued while he enjoyed success at the local level, at the workshop run by the Farci Brothers in Assemini, a renown family of potters especially active in the production of ceramic art in the twentieth century. Since he opened his own workshop in 1989, Achille Monni has consolidated his well-defined identity concepts, reinterpreting them in innovative ways. Inspired by an archaic past from which he selects shapes and silhouettes that he hyper-decorates with modernist taste, he stands out as a fine potter faithful to his creative process and the concept of uniqueness typical of his art.
The rich production follows the creative spirit of the artisan who explores and experiments various techniques leading to different distinctive collections: the Janas collection, characterized by the bronze and green colors and the use of graffiti with relief and impression decorations; the Ichnusa collection inspired by the colorful traditional island costume applied to pottery with graphic designs and bright colors; the Pibionis collection made with graffito decorations on a white engobe and geometric relief patterns; the Neriage collection with marble-like effects obtained by combining various types of dirt. All collections are customizable and include a wide range of functional and decorative art objects, such as vases, containers of different shapes, lamps, table centerpieces, small sculptures.
In his research, the ceramist investigates new techniques, modeling lathe objects manually sheet or colombino styles, based on his artistic needs. The decoration phases, which are historically accurate and refined, include relief engravings and impressions combined with a personal use of glazes. He is currently experimenting new techniques and materials including porcelain, stoneware and raku pottery.
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