Pottery from Northern Portugal @ Museu de Olaria
May 17 2014 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 2025 @ 5:30 pm
[:pt]Exposição Olaria Norte de Portugal[:en]Pottery from Northern Portugal[:] @ Museu de Olaria

This exhibition is composed of earthenware utilitarian crockery, which belongs to renowned pottery centres established in the north of Portugal. This typology of pottery items was conceived for daily domestic use and meant to address the needs of the family. Thus, here are pieces of black, red opaque and glazed earthenware from the following locations: Parada de Gatim, Barcelos, Guimarães, Bisalhães, Vilar de Nantes, Selhariz, Pinela, Felgar and Gondar.

Although in the past, it was used in all Portuguese houses, the utilitarian pottery started to decline in the Seventies of the last century, replaced by plastic and metal utensils.

Revisitar o Figurado
Jan 2 2019 @ 12:00 am – Dec 31 2022 @ 12:00 am
(Português) O Galo de Barcelos @ Museu de Olaria
May 18 2020 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 2025 @ 5:30 pm
[:pt]O Galo de Barcelos[:] @ Museu de Olaria

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Portuguese.

(Português) Workshop em Design de Olaria e Cerâmica @ IPCA
Jan 17 @ 12:00 am – Dec 31 @ 12:00 am

Sorry, this entry is only available in European Portuguese.

Santo António p’ARTES de mim (Saint Anthony p’ARTS of me)- Collection Alexandre Correia | June 9, 2022 to February 5, 2023 @ Museu de Olaria
Jun 9 2022 @ 12:00 am – Feb 5 2023 @ 5:30 pm
[:pt]Santo António p`ARTES de mim – Coleção  Alexandre Correia | 9 de junho 2022 | 5 de fevereiro de 2023[:en]Santo António p’ARTES de mim  (Saint Anthony p'ARTS of me)- Collection Alexandre Correia | June 9, 2022 to February 5, 2023[:] @ Museu de Olaria

Saint Anthony occupies a prestigious space in Alexandre Correia’s life. It was due to the apparition of this Saint, to his beloved grandfather, that his life might have been saved.
This unusual episode led to a switch in the way he had, until then, viewed religion, because his grandfather, with whom he had a special relationship, started praising Saint Anthony. Hence, Alexandre Correia also developed an inner devotion for this Saint, giving rise to this fantastic collection.

In this time of Popular Saints, the Pottery Museum presents its visitors with the exhibition “Santo António p`ARTES de mim” (Saint Anthony p’ARTS of me) – Collection of Alexandre Correia, from June 9, 2022, to February 5, 2023.

This exhibition is composed of imagery works, different interpretations, by artisans from the North to the South of the country. These are pieces made with diverse materials, where the traditional customs and techniques of our people can be seen.
The entire collection represents, as the title states, a part of himself as a collector of affections, connected to his devotion.

This is an exhibition and a statement of a strong religious influence and a deep emotional connection to his past.

AQUA+32 @ Museu de Olaria
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm
AQUA+32 @ Museu de Olaria

Biographical note about the author

Born in 1963, he soon began his interaction with ceramics. It was during his youth that his will to create emerged, manifesting itself through painting, drawing, and sculpting. In 1988 he started his education at CENCAL, in Caldas da Rainha, a city recognized as one of the main Portuguese ceramic centres and today recognized as a UNESCO Creative City in the panorama of Crafts and Folk Arts.

It was only in 1989 that he established his own space and in 1990 he obtained his first recognition with the award “Improvement of Traditional Forms” in the Ceramic Design competition, in Caldas da Rainha. This was only the first of many. He dedicated a large part of the nineties and the new millennium to teaching, research, and experimentation in various fields of ceramic production in high temperatures and was inspired by ancient oriental and western techniques of ceramic production that he combines with his passion for sculpture in his artistic ceramic creations.

Today, with 32 years of a career entirely dedicated to ceramics, which includes dozens of solo and group exhibitions, national and international, he was recently awarded at the International Biennial of Aveiro 2021, and currently, he became a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.


A moment for reflection, for feeling the meaning of water in my work and my life, since I first felt it touch my body.

Water flows in the Ria de Aveiro lagoon, the veins that traverse the body of the ceramist, the matter the ceramist transforms by hand, applying force like the currents that take the tides through the channels.

The object born from clay soaked in water tells a story, glancing through time that it brings and takes away moments in the lives of the people of the water. The shapes where that water continues its journey are sometimes organic, others geometric. But they all take us back to a moment where the ceramist seeks balance in its creation, like the break between the tides, where the light on the water reflects what surrounds it.

Between them lies dialogues, creator-matter, object-observer, but all these moments occur merely because of the union of the water to matter.

H2O (l) + MATTER(s) creating the object

In this constant quest, my journey proceeded in two directions:

Dialogues, travelling through AQUA, take us through the lagoon channels, like a woman whose lap carries the children who will one day travel the waterways, some familiar, others unknown. By the children’s hand we are driven to question the stories that travel the waterways, their present and their past.

Through +32, arises a journey through my work, through the stoneware and the porcelain transformed by the hot fires, some glazed, some not, revealing the clay’s natural texture. Where the shape of the object is felt through touch and glanced through its relation object – user, which takes us to its archetype – the bowl.

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