The Balentes, traditionally proud men with a strict moral code, are expressively and accurately represented in these sculptures, in a strongly felt memory of this artisan which dates back to the 1960s and 1970s, when the local balentes regularly on Sunday mornings eyed the women coming out of the village church, whilst maintaining their typical postures. Made of ceramic with refractory clay and satin finish, the Balentes are the distinctive feature of Domenico Cubeddu’s production.
Materiali: Fire clay, Glaze
Tecniche di lavorazione: Moulding, Manual shaping, Glazing
Dimensioni: Height 27 cm; Width 13 cm
Artigiano: Domenico Cubeddu
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Crafting technique: Moulding Manual shaping Glazing
Tools: Pottery hand tools Electric kiln