Anfora Vase

Anfora Vase

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.

Maria Paola studies, in fact, ancient forms of vessels found throughout the island and then reinterprets them - choosing a specific mix of clays for each form. 

 

Each shape is painstakingly created by hand using the coil technique and then baked in a wood-fired clay oven. Rather than using glazes, she either stone polishes her pieces (creating a mystical, almost metallic finish) or treats them with a series of waxes. The unique patina of each object is both ancient and otherworldly.

  • Materials and Dimensions

    Wood-fired mixed clay with beeswax finish

    Med W 31 cm - D 30 cm - H 32,5 cm

    Large W 45 cm - D 42,5 cm - H 43 cm

€740.00Price