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Ceramics

  • The long ceramic tray with minimal lines and pasty glazing collects the essential figure of a pure gold fish, like the precious discovery of a prehistoric fossil. Handmade, it is part of a creative project that allows different variations on several pieces of furniture.

  • Dea madre is a precious enamelled ceramic pendant that echoes the cult informed by the traditional clay and stone productions dating back to the Neolithic age.

  • The Boombola vase reveal wonderful circular shapes in perfect harmony and they combine a masterly lathe-shaping technique with elegant and original contemporary design, a distinctive feature of the Terrapintada workshop. Made entirely by hand with ever-changing details.

  • Genuine and artistic, these glazed ceramic vases have plastic shapes with cuts and perforations. Handcrafted as single pieces, they are available in three different sizes and various colours with unique manufacturing details.

  • 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.