Our artists

Adolfo Viana de Souza

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Born in Januria in the state of Minas Gerais, a city on the São Francisco River (Old Chico). José Adolfo, uses the influence of the carrancas of the Old Chico in his life to inspire himself and create his sculptures and so he makes a rereading of the carrancas with a feminine face that symbolizes the Mother of Water, the Mermaid that protects the river São Francisco.

A clay sculpture, shaped by hand and coloured with natural clay paint.

Alex Teles

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The search of time through the Wheel of Life represented by the human movement. Carved in raw wood, its forms were taken from the imagination of the creator. Sculpture is made in a single block of noble wood, without seams and maintaining the natural colour of the wood. Grandson of Geraldo Teles de Oliveira (GTO), a nationally and internationally recognized craftsman.

*Artisan awarded with the Top 100 Sebrae.

Oficina de Agosto

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* Top 100 Sebrae award-winning workshop.

Nena Laurentino

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Nena shows her creativity in her work "O Carnival", where she participates with us in one of the most popular parties in Brazil. In a playful way it means a common reality of Brazilian culture and shows all the synergy between the religiosity, diversity, joy and energy of the northeastern people.

Beautiful baked clay sculpture in natural color.

Local Artist

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The work represents a "Ciranda", with soft colors and traditional delicate flowers of the Jequitinhona Valley region in Minas Gerais.

* Ciranda is one of the most traditional dances in Brazil. In cirandas all are accepted regardless of color, gender, economic position ... There is no limit to the number of participants, and anyone who wants to participate in the wheel can join at any time.

Silas Vilela

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Silas Vilela, sculptor and restorer, takes us into the enchanted universe of clowns, circus and saltimbancos artists through his works made in his craft workshop in the town of Bichinho in the state of Minas Gerais, where he improved his technique with the chisel. He uses details such as the red nose as a basis in various shapes, colours, painting with patina technique and his manual way of sculpting to create his beautiful and expressive works.
In 2005 he starts to work on Holy Art, fulfilling commissions from saints, cherubs and a large production of the divine. Over time he began sculpting human heads with different themes, among clowns, characters like Don Quixote, artists like Frida Kahlo and heads of his favourite saint: Saint Francis.
He currently exhibits his sculpted heads in various exhibitions throughout Brazil and has his work bought by admirers from Brazil and abroad.

Lenys

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Three or two overlapping/aligned heads. made in white clay, in ochre colour and with details in iron. For table or wall.

Beto Pezão

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Beto Pezão's works portray the life and trajectory of people in the Brazilian hinterland. His style is unmistakable, with the big feet being his trademark and unique in Brazil. With the gentle movements the artist creates original pieces, modelled with clay and with an undeniable wealth of detail. Details that have conquered the tastes of collectors from different countries. Beyond these "sertanejos", religious statues are another passion of the artist and, beyond peace, carry with them a piece of northeastern culture.

Angels with musical instruments in natural colour.

Raimundo Batista

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Raimundo has an admirable critical census, which he uses to sculpt his works. His piece brings a wealth of content expressed in various colours, high relief carved details like small overlapping houses, people, vegetation, clothes in windows, tight streets, old cars... structures that send us to the favelas of São Paulo. Sculpted in a single log of wood and colored in a handmade way.

Marcos de Setânia

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Marcos de Sertânia is an expert in skeletal sculptures with an incomparable wealth of details, representing men in their routines and animals. His works are long and light, but they bring with them a gigantic content about the day to day, the suffering of the people of the northeastern sertão.

Carved in a handcrafted way.

*Artisan awarded with the Top 100 Sebrae.