Dona Maria do Barro

Art, crafts, history and respect for the roots. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Dona Maria do Barro's pieces carry a passion for Brazilian popular crafts. The products made together with artists, artisans and potters from Zona da Mata, Agreste and Sertão Pernambucanos, are always intended to carry the DNA of popular aesthetics.

The idea is to value and broaden the look for Brazilian popular art / craft inspired by its colors, shapes, stories and affections.

Alcides and Charles, creators of Dona Maria do Barro, besides building the bridge with a new audience, make co-creations with the artists they work with. They are inspired by their experiences and create art from clay. They draw and print on their pieces with the inspiration of their lands and what their eyes have kept in their memory. Valuing the power of our culture, showing the greatness of the diversity of our country.

The Process

The ceramic pieces are made and burned in a traditional potter's studio, in the Zona da Mata Norte of Pernambuco. In São Paulo, the work on them is concluded, adding and aggregating other perspectives, but always seeking to maintain the Brazilian cultural identity.

Aesthetic experience seeks to reflect on who we are by bringing together various popular elements. The painting, for example, is cold, polychromatic, reinforcing the language of Popular Art. The burning of wood, with wood authorized by the competent organs, gives peculiarity to each piece by the influence of the flames. In addition the process of making is totally handmade, from the ceramic part, painting, the finishing of the strings, which makes each piece, handmade, unique ..

The color of the painting seeks to rescue the precious and potent look so present in popular art or manifestation: the Child's Look. Which has in the strong colors the synonym of joy, spontaneity and happiness.

And so Dona Maria do Barro fills homes with meaning and warmth.

About the pieces

Vase / cachepot Maria Bonita and pendant LamPião

The Maria Bonita vase / cachepot and pendant LamPião  pieces are inspired by Cangaço Aesthetics, where from the 1930s, with the entrance of women, there was a peculiar aesthetic statement with a strong presence of colors and embroidery in both men's clothing as female.

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