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Ceramics

  • Stylized animals are included in the  Pecore  collection, a set of decorative ceramics moulded and decorated by hand. These artistic models are characterized by balanced combinations of lines and detailed descriptive sections.

  • These ceramic pendants, enriched with small miniatures, remind of sa franda, the decorated and embroidered apron worn traditionally by Sardinia women.

  • The playful use of colours, in its many captivating chromatic variations, characterises these terracotta dishes that revisit the typical pottery of local tradition with simple shapes.

  • This clear reference to one of the main figures of the local artistic production is reinterpreted with taste and artistic skill, turning a simple bowl into a top-quality decorative element. It is available in the Moorhen variant and different ans sophisticated colours.

  • Female figures in elegant poses are depicted in these raku ceramic sculptures with original plastic solution and the distinctive technique of this workshop.

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.