Where do you find inspiration for your artworks?
There are many diverse sources. My love for Sardinia, for its ancient prehistoric culture and its nature. The colours of the Mediterranean Sea, the textures of the earth. I’m also interested in Japanese culture, from which I learned a more contemplative way to look at nature.
Is this a sort of cultural symbiosis for you?
Yes, definitely. I am deeply rooted in Sardinia, but my research is centred on the whole human experience. During my journeys around the world to Cambodia, Tunisia, Morocco, everywhere – I’ve found beauty, both in the different civilizations and in the places.
© pierluigi dessì / confinivisivi
Who are your “Bellas Animeddas”?
They’re “Small Pretty Souls”, in the Sardinian language: wrapped in their red cape, they are symbols of the Sardinian women wearing a traditional costume, during the Feast of S. Efisio in Cagliari. The series is my tribute to these elegant, slinky, sweet ladies.
Do you have a technical specialty?
I’ve always experimented a lot. I’d say that my work is “tailoring”: starting from an idea on a template, I make a model, I then work on it. I also create my own glazes, looking for particular textural effects and a sort of colour depth. I create my own coloured clays as well.