Studiopepe created Perdas Fittas, a collection that celebrates the sacrality of Sardinian stone and the therapeutic power of water, inspired by the depth and solitude of the Sardinian countryside. These small mountains, carved by hand from compact basalt from the Paulilatino plateau, recreate the island's spectacular and mysterious nature. Small bronze jars perch on each sculpture for our contemporary offerings of fire, perfumed waters, or unguents.
Karmine Piras used the traditional technique of sand-casting to create each of the bronze receptacles in his workshop. Piras has studied experimental archaeology for decades in collaboration with local museums and the Region of Sardinia. He's mastered several bronze casting processes that the Nuragic peoples employed millennia ago to create their notable Bronzetti statues. Sand-casting is the oldest of these methods, requiring the hand-sculpting of a shape then used to form moulds in packed earth. Finally, the melted bronze is poured into the casts, refinished, and polished by hand.
Perdas Fittas is a limited edition set of exquisite sculptures made from hand-sculpted basalt stone and hand-shaped & cast bronze cups.