Owl lantern

Heritage

Reinvention

Storytelling

Traditional

Ceramic owl and lantern wall sconce

Material

Ceramic

Craft

Ceramics and pottery-making
Drawing and painting

General Technique

Forming and shaping

Specific Technique

Hand modeled - decorated with engobe - engraving

Properties & Qualities

Application

Art Sculpture

Qualities

Colorful Opaque Rigid

Colour

Brown

Sample Information

Date of creation

August 14, 2023

Culture & Context

By their nature, owls and owlets possess a special significance.
Thoughtful and brooding animals, endowed with a hypnotic, wise and watchful gaze, they stay awake mostly at night. Ideally, the owl is linked to the moon, associated with soldiers engaged in guarding and those who apply themselves in studies; it is a symbol of wisdom, effrontery, defense, calmness, stubbornness, wildness, a divine vehicle.
In Magna Graecia, the owl is consecrated by the Goddess Athena and elected as a symbol of knowledge.
In Roman times with the Goddess Minerva it is replaced by the owl.
Indeed, the belief that these birds were evil creatures and omen of death became widespread. For ages and cultures they have been the protagonists of myths, legends and artifacts taking on two iconic values that have continued to reverse and exchange.



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.

Credits

Craft Maker

Ilenia Dragonetti

Photographer

Ilaria Ferrara

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