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Luciano Galán & Daniel Maldonado

Luciano Galán & Daniel Maldonado Ceramicist
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Hours:
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Phone:
+34 670586609
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When two talents come together

  • • Daniel and Luciano started working together shortly after meeting
  • • They recreate traditional ceramic heads with humour
  • • Their objective is to unleash their imagination

Two passions but one soul: this is the story of the Seville ceramics workshop The Exvotos and its two founders, Daniel Maldonado and Luciano Galán. Daniel studied art in Seville, then headed to Lisbon with a grant to work in 18th century ceramics painting and restoration. In 2001, having just met Luciano, who shared the same passion for art and sculpture, the idea emerged for them to create a company together, The Exvotos. After leaving his engineering career, Luciano also studied art in Seville, before heading to Venice. Now with their talents merged together, they are able to create singular colourful pieces which convey a rare happiness.

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Works

  • © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
  • © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
  • © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
  • © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
  • © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
Photo: © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
Zolomon head vase

This terracotta sculpture was moulded, fired at 970ºC and covered with enamel. The final decorative details were created with rust and flux. The design draws on ceramic pieces influenced by the invasion and conquest by the Moors of Spain from the 8th to the 15th centuries.

Height 32 cm
Diameter 30 cm

Luciano Galán & Daniel Maldonado Ceramicist
Photo: © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
Clavellina head vase

This terracotta sculpture was moulded, fired at 970ºC and covered with enamel. The final decorative details were created with rust and flux. The design was inspired by traditional ceramic designs typical of the city of Seville, Spain.

Height 33 cm
Diameter 29 cm

Luciano Galán & Daniel Maldonado Ceramicist
Photo: © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
Exvoto Heart

This terracotta sculpture, featuring imagery associated with the sacred heart, was fired at 970ºC and covered with enamel. The final decorative details were created with rust and flux.

Height 13 cm
Width 9 cm
Depth 1.5 cm

Luciano Galán & Daniel Maldonado Ceramicist
Photo: © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
Jegudiel the Comforting Angel

This sculpture of Jegudiel, one of the seven archangels of the Catholic orthodox church, was carved in cedar wood. It was decorated with a polychrome coat in oil and dressed in fabric.

Height 170 cm

Luciano Galán & Daniel Maldonado Ceramicist
Photo: © The Exvotos Ora et Labora S.L.
Bust of Mercy and Justice

These moulded terracotta sculptures of Mercury and Justice were fired at 970ºC and covered with enamel. The final decorative elements were created with rust and flux. The forms of the busts are typical of the city of Seville, Spain.

Height 100 cm

Luciano Galán & Daniel Maldonado Ceramicist

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