PLAYING with CERAMICS:
"The whistles" by Diego Poloniato

Roosters and cockerels, hussars on horse, clowns and dolls, Pinocchios and animals: these are the icons of Diego Poloniato's art. These are truly the forms that allow him to assume a complete expression in the field of artistic ceramics production . These figures modelled by his skilled hands become ''whistles": popular objects, unusual and magical that awaken the imagination, dissolving the sleep in which contemporary civilization is deeply absorbed, and all this happens through a sound that is the song of the cuckoo. In order to appreciate fully the activity of this artist it is necessary to understand various aspects of the history of these unusual objects that have become the protagonists of this young potter's who has drawn his artistic inspiration from the characteristic symbology of the ethnography and anthropology .


by Mario Guderzo