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Sinzos by Laura Puggioni

  • This ceramic plate, hand-crafted and decorated, features a red Broccato insert that reinterprets local traditional baskets embellished with fine s’impanna fabric, in an innovative way.

  • These ceramic decorative elements for walls combine the uses and evocations of several handicraft sectors whilst reinterpreting the effects of the precious filigree buttons in shape and decoration, with the particular brocade fabric piece taken from the traditional collection of baskets for speci

  • The elegant black and white ceramic starters dishes with a long plate and square or round bowls have minimal and slightly irregular shapes and are decorated with fine graphic lines and evocative illustrations of cities and flowers, in remarkable harmonious compositions.

  • The fine essential shapes of the bottle with small glasses in white ceramic are embellished by the refined graphic design that revives the herringbone weave of the cloths used to store traditional local bread, which is skilfully performed with partial and shaded shapes, conveying an elegant touch

  • The personal and recognisable graphic trait in the harmonious oblong lines of these white ceramic plates reveals fine drawings of marine animals, realised conveying evocative aesthetics.

The artisan

Being a clever and creative artisan, Laura Puggioni uses ceramics with a personal and recognizable style, characterized by extraordinary aesthetic references, with elements of mimesis, referring to other forms such as embroidery, handmade jewellery, weaving and inlay. Being an educated artist, trained at the Academy of fine arts of Sassari, she hones her technical skills by attending a workshop in Nuoro. The plastic medium is ideal to express a personal stylistic research that is rooted in the tradition of handmade fine knowledge of Sardinian material culture. In the Sinzos laboratory, located in Nuoro,  the artisan works with care and discipline.  Looking at her while she works, using her tools, particularly the small ones used for decorations, is as such a great suggestion to craftsmanship.

The collection

Multiple references to handicraft traditions are featured in Laura Puggioni production. Sa franda is a collection of decorative panels and small pendants inspired by women's traditional Sardinian aprons. Shapes and designs are skillfully decorated with embroidery patterns in bright colours on full colour backgrounds. Bottoni is the line of pendants with evocative décors of fine filigree crafted with local jewellery traditional techniques. Ceramic centerpieces feature s'impanna, a brocade insert, typical of baskets making. Mattonelle are free series of decorative subjects inspired by fauna and flora.

The technique

The potter moulds clay following the plate forming technique, decorated with graffitos and fine painted motifs. She uses brilliant many-coloured glazes applied during multiple firing sessions, with tiny brushes on opaque slip surfaces.

More details on the Mediterranean Crafts Archive

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Where to find them

Sinzos di Laura Puggioni Via Chironi, 81 08100 Nuoro (NU)


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