Laboratorio Artistico Gagliega
The pottery made by Vanessa Gagliega seems to come from the sea floor, with charming materials and colours which characterize the aquatic nature. Sensitive and accurate, the ceramist trained as a furnishing decorator and specialized in pottery directly at a workshop in Cagliari. She opened her workshop in 2008 where she worked with a full-time commitment, crafting decorative ceramics with stylistic and technical expertise, closely related to the nature of the island's coast.
The collection of decorative ceramics and furnishings by Vanessa Gagliega is characterized by hints to the underwater world with the explicit recovery of natural elements such as seashells and corals, skillfully integrated into functional forms such as vases and dishes. The result are objects with irregular shapes which still seem to float under water because of the bright and iridescent surfaces they have. The same material texture is found in her jewellery collections which feature geometric solutions.
The potter implements hand-forming for decorative compositions applied to products, obtained by modeling clay sheets. The vibrant glazed surfaces are made by coating the outer parts of the pottery piece with slips, tin-glazes and iridescent glazes, applying water colours with a regular brush.
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