Do you take inspiration from anywhere in particular?
Within the workshop, we have a museum collection including some 700 ceramic pieces from all over the Iberian Peninsula, from Galicia to the Canaries. Apart from being an attraction for our visitors, they are also there as a daily and essential source of inspiration.
What do you most like about what you do?
I decorate my pieces with calligraphy using cobalt. I turn the central piece out of clay, and I enjoy doing that, but the process of decoration is what I most enjoy doing. I see it as the most intellectual part of my work.
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Which pieces are the most successful?
Those that incorporate tradition and respect form but are decorated in a more eclectic way, with Renaissance or Baroque influences. These are the pieces that particularly catch our customers’ attention because on the one hand they convey tradition and the other a sense of the avant-garde.
Do you train people in your workshop?
I work with a local educational institution and also have annual residents, sometimes from very diverse disciplines. For example, we had a neurologist from Los Angeles who was doing work on neuron rehabilitation, because working on a lathe helps you develop an impressive neuronal ability.