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Ceramics

  • These lathe-shaped bowls of various shapes with vibrant crystal decorations are evocative of water, the central theme of this craftswoman’s distinctive line Abba.

  • The original flower-shaped glazed ceramic platter, decorated with the lapwing motif, consists of seven elements. It is part of the Folk collection that is characterised by delicate colors, engraved marks and precious nuances.

  • These lathe-made, hand-decorated ceramic jugs are inspired by ancient majolicas. The geometrical decorations, skillfully decorated by hand with slip and tin-glazing techniques, underline their balanced different shapes and colours, their mark and solid fields of colour.

  • This coffee set and sugar bowl with essential lines is lathe shaped in glossy white glazed ceramic combined in delicate contrast with the matte brown of glazed clay.

  • The sophisticated shape of the jellyfish, skillfully made with technical expertise and expressive force by the artist, is one of the most representative objects of this workshop.

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.