The tradition behind Sardinian ceramics has extremely ancient origins and was influenced by archaic Greek figuline art.
The repertoire is vast and varied: jugs, mugs, pots, flasks and vases, as well as animal figures (hens, cows, boars and horses) and human figures of women or people from Sardinian folklore.
The shapes are simple and slim, yet the decoration is exquisite and filled with figures, flowers, symbols and embellishment, all in relief and featuring a noticeable three-dimensional look. The craftsmanship is often meticulous with decoration that is akin to lacework.
Terracotta is predominately used and either shaped on the wheel or in moulds. The enamels are always fine and elaborate.