Feb
5
Sat
Exhibition – FERNANDO MORGADO – MEMORIES BORN IN CLAY @ Museu de Olaria
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm
[:pt]EXPOSIÇÃO - FERNANDO MORGADO – MEMÓRIAS NASCIDAS NO BARRO[:en]Exhibition - FERNANDO MORGADO – MEMORIES BORN IN CLAY[:] @ Museu de Olaria

Born in Galegos (Santa Maria), on October 15, 1927, son of Américo Morgado and Ana de Jesus Correia de Abreu, both master artisans in the arts of molding clay. His origins were the engine for clay to become a constant presence in his life, since his childhood. His long history is now 94 years old, full of adventures, so many, that we have to sift through them a little to immerse ourselves in the true spirit of the potter.

His journey with clay begins at the age of 12, to help his family. Thus, he will work for  two of his older brothers, painting imagery pieces and crockery that would be sold in markets. He added experience and shortly afterwards he started to be called by other potters of the region to paint imagery, earning for each piece. It was at this stage of his life that, not rarely, he painted Barcelos roosters for Domingos Coto, a notable Barcelos craftsmanship master and, most likely, the first to make the Barcelos Rooster on the potter’s wheel. At the age of 24, in 1952, he emigrated to Brazil, where he joined a brother, with whom he would work in a ceramics factory in the municipality of Niteroi, in the State of Rio de Janeiro. In this factory, more precisely in 1954, shortly before settling down on his own, he made his first imagery piece – the bust of his father. However, until he returns to the imagery production, several decades will pass. It was also in this year that he founded, with his brother, the decoration company “Cerâmica Artística e Regional”, dedicated to the production of water filters, vases and other decorative ceramics. The death of his father in 1962 precipitated his return to Portugal the following year, but he did not come back without first marrying Palmira Duarte Silva, a Portuguese woman, from Viseu, also emigrated in Brazil. Back in Barcelos, it was once again the clay that gave him the means to support his family and raise 5 children, through the establishment of the company “Decorações Canta Galo”, active between 1963 and 1990, in the production of tableware and decorative ceramics. The end of his business activity, in the demanding field of ceramics, was dictated by health issues. Therefore, he became a retired man, but this would not take away his passion for clay, on the contrary, he became exclusively dedicated the art of his heart – Imagery. He went on to create objects that pictured the world around him, such as religious motifs, folklore, professions, rural scenes and many traditions. He is probably one of Barcelos craftsmen that best portrays the theme of traditions and the rural world in Minho. It is a unique work, all done manually, baked, painted by hand and widely marked by the expressiveness it communicates, as well as by the use of tones of nature, where pastel colors predominate.

Today, he keeps in his house, which is located right next to the one where he was born at the beginning of the 20th century, hundreds of creations that reflect the last two decades, when clay, in his hands, started to tell stories, which are of the purest Barcelos Imagery. At the dawn of 2022 and at the age of 94, Fernando Morgado, who was born with clay and made his way of life out of it, no longer produces his much-loved imagery, which he stopped producing in 2019, when his hands gave in to wills of age. However, creativity, added to his prodigious memories and resilience, remain absolutely intact. Not long ago, in the course of an interview, when asked which phrase best characterized him as a man connected to pottery, he replied “WE WERE BORN FROM THE CLAY AND WE SURELY DIE IN THE CLAY”.

Mar
10
Thu
(Português) Museu Sénior – SERVIÇO EDUCATIVO E DE ANIMAÇÃO @ Museu de Olaria
Mar 10 @ 12:19 pm

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Mar
19
Sat
(Português) Dia do Pai @ R. Cónego Joaquim Gaiolas
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm
[:pt]Dia do Pai[:] @ R. Cónego Joaquim Gaiolas

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Apr
12
Tue
(Português) Férias da Páscoa no Museu de Olaria – 2022 | Programação para Inscrição individual e para grupos @ Museu de Olaria
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

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Apr
14
Thu
Masters of Black Clay – Joaquim Alvelos and José Maria Rodrigues @ R. Cónego Joaquim Gaiolas
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm
[:pt]Mestres do Barro Negro - Joaquim Alvelos e José Maria Rodrigues[:en]Masters of Black Clay - Joaquim Alvelos and José Maria Rodrigues[:] @ R. Cónego Joaquim Gaiolas

The Montemuro Mountain twists and turns, site of well kept secrets, guarded an ancient community of potters that has survived until today. Nestled between the Douro and Paiva Rivers, it was the birthplace of countless hands that turned the low wheel. In their mounds, piles and spikes of beating the sopping clay. The ground is carved with soengas (ancient ovens for cooking crockery, consisting of holes covered with earth and firewood), open like anthill entrances, where smoke and clay merged, resulting in black clay.

In this scenario, and separated for about 15 years, came into the world, José Maria Rodrigues (1906) and Joaquim Alvelos (1920). They started their professional life during their childhood – times were different – within the family, learning the craft with their parents. The change in the consumption paradigms led them to entrepreneurship, changing from pottery production to the imagery art. Although they had never entirely abandoned the first one, they stood out and became best-known by the second one. Something that led them to travel the country from top to bottom, being present in countless craftsmanship fairs.

The persistence of the memory is capsuled in the creations of both, bringing a forgotten universe to the light of today. The exhibition, Masters of Black Clay – Joaquim Alvelos and José Maria Rodrigues, presents the works of these two memorable and singular ceramic artists from Viseu.

May
5
Thu
GOOD MORNING CERAMICS | BARCELOS 2022
May 5 @ 11:28 am – 12:28 pm
[:pt]BOM DIA CERÂMICA | BARCELOS 2022[:en]GOOD MORNING CERAMICS | BARCELOS 2022[:]

PROGRAM 

May 21 | 9H00 to 12h00am
Forno/ soenga – with the participation of Cape Verde Potters
Barcelos Waterfront
Free Entry

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May 21 | 3h00pm
International Meeting “Clay Paths between Cultures
Pottery Museum – Barcelos
Free participation. Limited and obligatory inscriptions to the email: anabelagaspar@cm-barcelos.pt

3h00pm – Opening Session
Councillor for Culture of Barcelos City Hall
15h10 – Dialogues at the Olive Museum Reserve / A creative residence and the celebration of Cape Verde | Cláudia Milhazes

3:40pm – “Who uses is master, with clay an art is made” – Isabel Fernandes

4pm – Pottery of Fonte Lima | Artur Marçal

4.15 p.m. – Trás di munti Arts and Crafts Center, the importance of sharing between cultures for the future of this heritage | Virgínia Fróis
4.30 p.m. – Ten grains of earth and the relations between people | Ana Marta Clemente

4:45 pm – Coffee break

5 pm – The importance of Cape Verde pottery in the promoting the country – Irlando Ferreira

5.15 pm – Cape Verde culture “a bridge for sharing between cultures” | Ricardo Barbosa Vicente

18h – Debate

6.15 pm – Presentation of the book “Ceramics of Cape Verde” by João Lopes Filho, with the participation of the author

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8 h00pm – To remove the ashes – opening of the kiln/soenga

 

May
6
Fri
(Português) COMEMORAÇÕES DO DIA INTERNACIONAL DOS MUSEUS E NOITE EUROPEIA DOS MUSEUS
May 6 @ 4:28 pm – 5:28 pm
[:pt]COMEMORAÇÕES DO DIA INTERNACIONAL DOS MUSEUS E NOITE EUROPEIA DOS MUSEUS[:]

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May
9
Mon
e
May 9 @ 3:18 pm – 4:18 pm
[:pt]Encontro Internacional “Caminhos do Barro entre Culturas”[:en]e[:]

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May
11
Wed
A BANDA VAI PASSAR – Artistic Residency with the sculptor Liliana Velho
May 11 @ 11:48 am – 12:48 pm
[:pt]A BANDA VAI PASSAR - Residência Artística com a escultora Liliana Velho[:en]A BANDA VAI PASSAR - Artistic Residency with the sculptor Liliana Velho[:]

A Banda Vai Passar

Project inspired by the pieces created by local artisans and that contribute to the enrichment of Barcelos Imagery. Among processions, nativity scenes, saints, bigheaded puppets or thousands of minhotas, were chosen the musicians as the main theme of this project. The pieces to be made will reflect the rural context and celebrate the 240 years of the Banda de Oliveira and its ocarinas.

During this residency will be created a sculpture  for the garden of the House of creativity, as well as a series of ocarinas and whistles.

 

May
17
Tue
Concert with Zézé Barbosa | May 21 | 22h00pm | Pottery Museum
May 17 @ 10:53 am – 11:53 am
[:pt]Concerto com "Zézé Barbosa" - 21 de maio | 22h00 | Museu de Olaria[:en]Concert with  Zézé Barbosa | May 21 | 22h00pm | Pottery Museum[:]

This year, the Pottery Museum, as part of the celebrations for International Museum Day, the Good Morning Ceramics Program and the European Night of Museums, decided to dedicate the month of May to the sharing of cultures, highlighting the traditions of Cape Verde. 
On May 21, at 10 pm and to celebrate the European Night of Museums, a concert of morna – traditional Cape Verdean music – will take place at the Pottery Museum with the performance of the musician Zézé Barbosa.

Free entrance.