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Ceramics

  • The fine pearls of this sophisticated glazed ceramic necklace, which are decorated individually, evoke the colours of the earth and the sea.

  • The original lines of the vasi galletto (cockerel vases) revisit, with essential style and distinctive artistic trait, the form of one of the most popular and represented animals in the local decorative iconography.

  • This hand-decorated ceramic vase features a stylized lapwing decoration, crafted following the ancient graffito technique on a white glaze, that undelines the orangish shades of clay. The piece is part of the Pavoncella collection and is available in three different versions.

  • The delicate shades of these tile hangers reveal figures and dreamy worlds illustrated with distinctive graphic traits together with protagonists of endless adventures. They are made as functional objects of particular decorative value.

  • The irregular shape of this large ceramic plate tells a momentous story finely drawn with graphic and pictorial trait and populated by an oneiric world of animals with horses, lapwings and other naturalistic elements in very light nuanced shades.

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.