Properties & Qualities
Colorful Opaque Rigid
White Red Brown
Date of creation
February 14, 2023
Culture & Context
The cuccu is the earliest sound toy of antiquity, shaped like a rooster, found in the tombs of children in Greek times, it became an Easter gift for the children of Matera.A symbol of virility, prosperity and good omen, it served as an amulet against the evil eye.
These roosters, in fact, were walled up as protection of the house.
Two-tone in sound, it recalls the cuckoo’s song while the coloring with polychrome stripes is conductible to the ribbons tied to the harnesses of horses at the feast of the Madonna della Bruna.
Also an engagement gift for the bride-to-be, it represented the man’s economic status.In fact, it is said, “the bigger the cuccù, the bigger the love.”
Process & Production
Clay is molded until the desired product is obtained, allowed to dry, baked in the oven at 960° to obtain the cookie, once baked, decorated with acrylic paints and allowed to dry.
Mainly yellow abstract painting version A- Handpainting
Rock glaze recipe
Colourful abstract Handpainting glued onto a clear pane of glass with two drilled holes – version B
Castro e Oliveira Guerra – Cristal Glass – 2
Reproduction of a glass recipe
Bio-composite pastel #22
Bio-material – solid – textured – experimental
LORICATE IN PINK.
Twilly double-face 100% Como silk
Workshop outcome: Introduction to Wreath-making
Seasonal Wreath made by novice participant of the Craft Hub Wreath-Making Workshop delivered by Kirsten Tanner of “Queen of the Meadow”