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Valéria Nascimento

Valéria Nascimento Porcelain maker
Contact
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7910538884
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Reflections on the beauty of nature

  • • Initially, Valéria trained as an architect in her native Brazil
  • • She has created work for brands including Chanel, Tiffany’s and Escada
  • • Her largest installation, Rainforest, comprised 10,000 individual elements

Valéria Nascimento is fascinated by the recurring patterns and rhythms of nature, including spirals, waves, petals, leaves and the undulating forms of birds in flight. “My work is about repetitive sequencing. Every piece I use – although seemingly a duplicate – is in fact unique. When assembled into large-scale installations for walls or ceilings, they engage in dialogue with one another.” Her architectural studies helped cement her interest in the fusion between urban landscapes and natural forms. When she was introduced to clay, she became fascinated by its multiple possibilities. “Porcelain has the smoothness and the malleability that I need to create new shapes, manipulating it to appear in some cases defiantly weightless.”

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Works

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Botanica Installation

This wall installation is made of separate elements which together form a cohesive botanical composition. Each shape is made of hundreds of individual handmade pieces assembled together.

Height 100 cm
Length 200 cm

Valéria Nascimento Porcelain maker
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Black Flora

This wall piece is made from unglazed porcelain coloured with black pigment and mounted on a charred oak panel.The design was inspired by the diversity of delicate flowers found in beautiful English summer meadows.

Diameter 100 cm

Valéria Nascimento Porcelain maker
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Black Botanica

This wall piece consists of botanical shapes made out of black-pigmented porcelain and mounted on a charred-oak panel. Valeria drew inspiration for this work from the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, which, as a Brazilian, she cares deeply about.

Diameter 100 cm

Valéria Nascimento Porcelain maker
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Coral Circle White

Individually formed handmade porcelain elements were fused together to create this beautiful piece evoking sea corals, which sadly are in danger of disappearing owing to man’s negative impact on the planet.

Diameter 60 cm

Valéria Nascimento Porcelain maker

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