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Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro (1846–1905) was a Portuguese artist in the field of drawing and ceramics. His colourful style still characterises the manufactory named after him in Caldas da Rainha, an important ceramics centre in Portugal. Here, pieces with imaginative motifs from the world of animals, flowers, and plants are produced and painted by hand, such as the well-known cabbage leaves.
Red clay is the most traditional material in Portuguese ceramics. It is made from local soils, turned on the potter's wheel, and hand-painted with different motifs depending on the region. The pieces shown here all come from Alentejo in the south of Portugal. The region is agricultural and has retained its original character. Established potteries can be found in the villages, but more and more young people are returning to the region to combine the old ways with their new designs.
Contemporary pottery from Portugal is characterised by the glaze play. Simple and organic shapes are combined with matt, glossy, or reactive glazes that produce interesting surfaces and colour gradients. The results are special pieces that combine minimalism with gentle patterns. The designs often come from Lisbon, the manufactories are mostly located in the centre of the country.
Besides the traditional potteries, there is an emerging art scene in Portugal. Especially in the famous ceramics town of Caldas da Rainha, thanks to the art academy, there are many young designers who combine old techniques with new designs.
Portugal not only has clay-rich soils, but also beautiful natural stones such as marble. This is mainly quarried in the Alentejo, near the Spanish border. Ana's collection picks up on this tradition and transforms it into wonderfully light ceramics made of stoneware.
Verguinha ist eine Keramik aus dem Zentrum Portugals. Sie greift die traditionelle Korbflechterei auf und formt aus einzelnen Keramiksträngen wunderschöne Körbe, die sich für Obst, Brot oder ähnliches eignen. Nur wenige Künstler*innen beherrschen noch die aufwendige Technik und bewahren dieses besondere Kulturerbe.