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Ceramics

  • The elegance of the decoration and refined colors characterize the ceramic coffee set consisting of sugar pot, cups and round tray.

  • Nuragic art is the source of inspiration for this collection of decorative objects hand-crafted and decorated. The plate features the vivid colours of Sardinia's land and sea, and small relief symbols of the Island pre-history made following the graffito technique.

  • With its elegant and sophisticated crafting, the glazed ceramic lamp in vibrant turquoise material consists of one piece skillfully crafted with vertical grooves. Entirely handmade, it is an expression of high quality craftsmanship made by a skilful potter.

  • These cockerel sculptures are posed to crow. They express the formal synthesis that Domenico Cubeddu uses to narrate local culture and traditions.

  • It recalls the hypnotic suggestions of mandala; this valuable wall lamp with vibrant turquoise enameling and fretwork elements is enhanced when fully illuminated.

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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.