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azulejos in porto




Azulejos (glazed tiles) are the result of a very diverse know-how which is of interest to me due to its historical and traditional richness. All the patterns and colors have a special resonance and a strong culture in Portugal.

After my Diploma in Arts and Crafts, I went to Porto for an internship in the Gazete Azulejos studio to expand my knowledge.

Gazete Azulejos creates all types of traditional painting tiles of Porto. Alba and Marisa, the creators of Gazete Azulejos, use majolica paint by pigments deposited on the glaze of the tile fired a first time. At the second firing, the tile comes out vitrified, shiny, the colors keep their transparency and vibrancy, more saturated, and waterproof.

Thanks to this Portuguese experience, I imagine wall decor field in its technical and traditional dimension, as well as in a more experimental way, being inspired by period motive, while innovating in a more artistic perspective.

My different projects (painting tiles and also mosaics) that I carried out in Porto confirm this possibility of crossing the crafts between ceramic work, engraving and painting techniques, and also mosaic...


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