Ignazia Tinti’s enchanting ceramics are characterised by graceful details that poetically evoke the ceremonial bread typical of the local tradition. Ignazia graduated from the School of Art in Cagliari, then she started her personal research and specialisation as an artist and ceramist, exploring various plastic and sculptural techniques. Thanks to her experience at the foundry of the well-known sculptor Franco D’Aspro, in Cagliari, she qualified as a goldsmith. Her wide-ranging technical skills have marked her well-defined stylistic identity that is rooted in the rare research concerning the traditional Sardinian bread, su pani pintau, rich in well-wishing plastic decorations. She revisits this source of inspiration by combining the techniques of both the goldsmith and the ceramist. Hens and chicks are her symbols, which she reproduces with careful, patient and precious craftsmanship. Ignazia Tinti’s sensitive personality has led her to take up teaching for social purposes, also by starting a long collaboration with the community of Father Morittu of the Franciscan “Friars Minor” of Sardinia. Her workshop, La Fantastica Bottega in Assemini, a small town with a long tradition of ceramics, is a distinctive and award-winning artisanal expression of the lively local know-how. She participates and exhibits her artefacts in the major fairs, competitions and exhibitions of local and international excellences and her products can be found in the main craft shops across the island.
Ignazia Tinti’s ceramic production includes a rich line of decorative objects and home décor such as plates, bowls and lamp bases. Her Gallinelle (moorhens), unique pieces recognisable for their decorative style down to the smallest details, often accompanied by chicks, are distinctive. Likewise, the line of jugs – Brocche - which revisit the well-known bride’s jug – brocca della sposa – typical of the local ceramic tradition, which she crafts with the expertise and decorative rendering of the ceremonial bread. The Mignon series includes a variety of small objects which reproduce well-wishing traditional symbols. Also artistic stained glass and works are made on commission.
A colombino shaping, lathe-shaping, plate-shaping and manual plastic moulding. Slip, ceramic glazing and enamelling by immersion, with a paintbrush, with an airbrush or a sprinkler. Decoration with rich plastic additions and polychrome paint-brushing.
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