The most important I learnt in these work experiences was the opportunity to see how it works a ceramic studio in the XXI century and the opportunity to learn different techniques and approaches to clients.
Ceramic Artist / Lisbon lover / Partner collaboration
Here is for her ceramic products.
I think these subtle but yet beautiful colours reflects Margarida herself. She is a very kind and beautiful person, and a dedicated artist.
Her life partner, Andre, is a sailing skipper but also works at the Margarida Fabrica.
He started helping Margarida when her work needs a strong man power but he now makes his own ceramic pieces and owns a brand called 'The Potters Husband'
They work in a small studio in Lisbon where the river Tejo runs nearby.
From the window, you can over look the Lisbon houses on a hill side.
People who loves Lisbon often says that the city has a miracle light which reflects from the river Tejo.
Margarida was born and grew up in Lisbon and she says the light is precious for her work too.
Especially the natural light in the morning is the best and she uses it to study her pieces.
She loves this special city so much and there are so many wonderful places within.
I asked her if any other place outside of Lisbon could be her next studio but her answer was a firm 'no'.
It made me think that there are things she can create only in this city, a very special village.
According to Andre, most of the final processes can be only done by Margarida. There are details that only her eyes with her other senses can see and make judgement. Every each pieces of her work come out differently and they have to be checked one by one and approved by Margarida.