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Ceramics

  • The complex and refined décor, made with the graffiti technique on a colored engobe, characterizes the precious ceramic vase, an elegant reference to traditional costumes.

  • The original flower-shaped glazed ceramic platter, decorated with the lapwing motif, consists of seven elements. It is part of the Folk collection that is characterised by delicate colors, engraved marks and precious nuances.

  • This hand-decorated ceramic vase features a decoration inspired by the marine world, crafted with the ancient graffitura technique on white glaze that highlights the nuances of the orange clay. The object is part of the Corallo collection and is available in different sizes.

  • The bowl is part of a collection of objects inspired by traditional embroidery and weaving, the result of deeply rooted knowledge and behaviours.

  • The unusual shapes of the elegant cylindrical vase that includes a perforated dome-shaped lid, is finely crafted on a lathe and features a careful decoration inspired by traditional designs, archaic reference to the Nuragic civilization and a synthesis of a sophisticated identity code.

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.