by Pretziada Studio and Walter Usai
The artisan Walter Usai is a fifth-generation potter from the town of Assemini, in other words his family has been making water urns for the entire duration of their oral history. This collection was made as study in form of the classic water containers (jugs & canteens) for different uses. The challenge was to work with Walter’s father, Elvio, on paring down the forms to their absolute essence. These are forms that Elvio has been making since he began working in the family workshop as a child - first for utility and now for decoration. Abba Est Vira (Water Is Life) is representative of a world in transformation.
This vase takes its name and its signature shape from the town of Oristano, another center for pottery on the island.
Tuscan terracotta with unleaded glaze
Height 45 cm, Diameter 26 cm
Most pieces are made to order. All measurements are approximate as each vase is handmade by our artisans.