Porcelain treasure boxes created during my artistic residency at the Institute of Ceramic Studies in the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan. December 2014. Wheel-thrown porcelain base and cobalt colored porcelain slip for the upper part.
Pythos comes from two Greek words : pithos (jar) and phytos (plants). Pythos is a duo of jars made to be used as a flower pot and as a urn. These two jars are made of colored earthenware with mate finish. Dimensions: 14.5cm height, 8cm diameter base
For this project I have developed a methodology to insert cultural identity elements into ceramic plates designed to the tourism market of my hometown, Florianópolis in Brazil. The goal was to deliver the visitors keys to know more about the material and immaterial cultural heritage of the city through a complete gastronomic experience. This project had three phases: research of the city icons and graphic translation of these icons into patterns, design of the plate and conception of the packaging.
These miniature bottles were created to highlight these hand-picked flowers that sometimes we bring home after a stroll in the woods. These are wheel-thrown and the carvings were inspired by crystal carved bottles.
I’ve made this rattle for a little contest we had in my wheel-throwing class, which theme was “baby’s best ceramic gift”, at the occasion of the royal baby birth. The requirement was that it was a wheel-thrown baby themed object. I decided to make some rattles for the parents to play with the newborn. It was a nice puzzle to figure out how to make these, specially the glazing. They are fully wheel-thrown in two pieces each, and filled with […]
Duo of ceramic flower vases wheel-thrown in a creamy earthenware clay and hand-painted with a light blue semi-transparent slip, covered with transparent glaze. Textured on the top with relief stripes.
This bottle was crafted to hold a great artisan cachaça I brought from my last trip to Brazil. This cachaça was crafted by the owner of a small restaurant at Costa da Lagoa in Floripa and he gave it to me as a keepsake of our lunch after the trekking that got us there. As he didn’t have any bottle he gave it to me in some anonymous plastic water bottle and I thought it deserved some better packaging. This […]
These mini-pots were created to help the propagation of plants. As some plants are easily propagated my cuttings, I created a small dish that holds the cutting above a pot which is filled with water. The reason for this is that the roots will develop through the contact with water, but they are also sensible to light, so this dish will create the perfect separation between the needs of the roots and the needs of the leafs. The other tiny […]
For this sugar bowl my inspiration came from japanese design for the simple lines and the light feel of the handle. This is a earthenware piece decorated with colored slip covered with transparent glazing and sgraffito details on the handle.
I’ve been experimenting a lot with clay in all forms and methods lately. One technique that I find very interesting and easy to do when you don’t have an atelier is the pinch bowl technique. It is one of the oldest technique humankind uses for clay moulding. The pressions your fingers put into the clay get printed in the material, giving a result that is very dynamic and humble. I find that the use of colors on the surface can […]
In July 2012 I have taken a crash-course of introduction to porcelain. I have experimented with paper clay and slip casting. Here are the results of this love at first sight. Series of casted bowls with a surface treatment through the use of lacquer, blowtorch, coffee grounds and liquid porcelain. I have also experimented with the effects of the addition of seeds to the paper clay. When they are in the oven they explode creating some very interesting […]