Sara – Ceramist

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THE SURVIVING QUESTIONS

1. IN ONE SENTENCE, HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE WHAT YOU DO?

I work with ceramic materials, mainly porcelain. Most my pieces have a container function even if sometimes they look closer to sculpture.

2. WHAT DID YOU LEARN THANKS TO YOUR HANDS?

As my background is architecture, when I begun working in ceramics, before starting a piece I would draw it or even make a 3D model of it. With porcelain I learned to be more spontaneous and intuitive and – sorry for the cliche – just follow what the material has to offer.

 3. IF YOU HAD TO SUGGEST A TEENAGER TO FOLLOW YOUR PATH, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

As Confucius said “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. That’s pretty much my philosophy and what I would suggest to anybody.

THE SURVIVING STORY

Sara studied architecture and worked as an architect for 10 years. During that time she participated in several visual arts exhibitions. Her installations took her to Ljubljana and Rome. During this period she also experimented with different media but her passion for ceramics brought her to take several courses and workshops. What initially was only a hobby, began to have an increasing importance in her life and in 2005 she took an important decision: she quit her job and decided to dedicate herself exclusively to ceramic. Ever since she participates in various collective and individual exhibitions. In 2011 she opens “Amasso”, her ceramic shop/studio where she shows not only her work but also what she considers to be representative of portuguese contemporary ceramic.

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