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Ceramics

  • These ceramic pendants, enriched with small miniatures, remind of sa franda, the decorated and embroidered apron worn traditionally by Sardinia women.

  • An organic shape for this hand-crafted black ceramic vase, made following the bucchero technique. The object is part of a collection dedicated to the marine world and featuring dynamic irregular shapes, making reference to the movement of plants at the bottom of the sea.

  • These ceramic bowls are harmoniously decorated in two colours, white and iridescent metal, with the expressive graphic symbol of concentric circles inspired by the Nuragic civilisation.

  • Sea urchin, decorative element or black ceramic bowl. Sophisticated and contemporary style for this special intuitive object, made entirely by hand using the bucchero technique, for decoration or culinary purposes as a container for food product.

  • This piece of art is part of a major collection crafted by the artist, inspired by the ex voto charms found in Punic tombs. Originally designed as monochromatic pieces, they are now enriched with reliefs, many-coloured glazes, pure gold and shells.

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.