Abba Est Vira Collection by Pretziada Studio & 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.
Dimensions and Materials
Tuscan terracotta with unleaded glaze
Abba 1: Height 46 cm, Diameter 25 cm
Abba 2: Height 45 cm, Diameter 26 cm
Abba 3: Height 31 cm, Width 25 cm, Depth 14 cm
Abba 4: Height 24 cm, Diameter 21 cm
Abba 5: Height 13 cm, Diameter 31 cm
Abba 6: Height 25 cm, Diameter 22 cm
All measurements are approximate as each vase is lovingly handmade by our artisans.