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Ceram'Art by Paola Argiolas

  • The essential shape of this cylindrical vase with a prized satin black surface is enriched by the plastic element with silver and golden glaze.

  • Sea urchin, decorative element or black ceramic bowl. Sophisticated and contemporary style for this special intuitive object, made entirely by hand using the bucchero technique, for decoration or culinary purposes as a container for food product.

  • The ram is depicted with refined descriptive synthesis in this small sculpture, detailed in the relief plastic effect of the surfaces that reproduce this animal's curly coat.

  • An organic shape for this hand-crafted black ceramic vase, made following the bucchero technique. The object is part of a collection dedicated to the marine world and featuring dynamic irregular shapes, making reference to the movement of plants at the bottom of the sea.

  • This black ceramic decorative object shaped and decorated by hand portrays the stylised moorhen and belongs to a collection devoted to animals that includes, in addition to the Common Moorhen, the wild boar, the goat, the owl and the turtle.

The artisan

Paola Argiolas' ceramics have the charisma of objets d'art, to possess and collect. They reflect the artistic potter's training, being projects featuring a balanced approach to aesthetics and functional variables. After studying art, he passion and experience in the production of pottery led to the opening of Ceram'Art in 2001, a shop and workshop renowned in the main exhibition and sale circles of local handmade artistic productions. The distinguishing feature of the potter is the use of black ceramic, made with the bucchero technique, that she crafts with custom procedures to obtain silver-like effects. The objects are inspired by Nature, with organic sculptural and contemporary forms, with detailed relief decorations and engraved surfaces, both smooth and shiny.

The collection

The production of the ceramist Paola Argiolas consists of decorative art objects and furnishings. Here is part of the decorative series dedicated to animals and the series dedicated to the sea world. The unique combination of formal synthesis and detailed decoration, combined with the expert craftsmanship in matte black or crystalline ceramics, provides a connotative and unmistakable style to her creations.

The technique

The ceramist moulds the artifacts with different techniques: manual, slabs and colombino. She performs graffito and relie decorations. Baking procedures are lengthy and elaborate, performed following the bucchero technique, characterized by silvery reflections and made of refractory clays baked in gas and electric kilns.

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Where to find them

Indirizzo:
Ceram'Art Via Tacito, 6 09042 Monserrato (CA)

E-mail: pargiolas@inwind.it

Telefono: +39 (0)70 580696 - +39 338 6130453