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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 a 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.
The Stangiara is a simple canteen for bringing water to the countryside. Its flat side allows it to hang on the side of a donkey for transport and then be placed horizontally for use.
Designed by Walter Usai for Sardinian-based design publisher, Pretziada.
Length: 12.2 in
Width: 12.2 in
Height: 5.11 in
Turned terracotta with unleaded glaze
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