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Maria Paola Piras

Having learned the practice of experimental archeology from her father, artisan Karmine Piras, Maria Paola is well-versed in techniques that come from the prehistoric Nuragic times. She has transformed this knowledge into a fledgling practice that marries her passion for research to her exceptional manual capabilities. The unique patina of her objects, each made with a specific mix of clays, is both ancient and otherworldly.

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What is your favorite place in Sardinia?

Capo Mannu is magical to me. Of course that’s partially influenced by my love of surfing but it seems to me like it just has its own aura. The smells, the wind, the light all seem so specific to that one place.

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