I was born in Barcelona. After my graduation in Product Design (Elisava, Barcelona) I started my studies as Ceramist (Massana, Barcelona and Escola de Ceràmica de la Bisbal, Girona). In 2007 I set up my first studio as a partnership in Barcelona. Then, we moved the studio to Mexico where I prepared my own clays and glazes as well as improved my gas firing techniques. In 2013 I set up my own studio in the UK mainly throwing vases on the potter's wheel with special interest in large format pieces and in the investigation of glazes.
Porcelain fired at 1300ºC is the body that I use. Its strength, finish, fluidity and whiteness are the most important reasons why I employ it, as well as its connotations of quality. Porcelain is like a white canvas ready to apply the glaze I would like to. It is a very tough material and I must show respect as well as domain and control while working with it.
I throw simple, clear and classic pots with no decorations. My glazes are the ones which decorate them with the strength and personality I am looking for each one.
I am very interested in the Oriental Glazes in general but more specifically in the "Oil Spot" type of glazes searching for new finishes and colours. The "Oil Spot Glazes" are very challenging and extraordinary beautiful. They are a type of "Tenmoku" glaze originally from China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). "Yuteki" or "Oil Spot", is an effect that occurs when there is an overload of iron oxide which is allowed to heat up slowly and forms effulgent spots on the surface.
Elisava (Pompeu Fabra University), Barcelona, Spain, BA (Hons) Product Design, 2006
Escola Industrial, Barcelona, Spain, Ceramics, 2008/2009
Escola de Ceràmica de la Bisbal, Girona, Spain, Ceramics, 2007
Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain, Ceramics, 2007/2008
IDEFT Institute Guadalajara, Mexico, Ceramics, 2010/2011
IDEFT Institute Guadalajara, Mexico, Firing Assistant, 2010/2011
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, Mata Ortiz Ceramic Technique, 2010
Helado Te Estudi de Ceràmica, Guadalajara, Mexico, Gas Kiln Construction, 2009
Esther Ramos, Barcelona, Spain, Firing Techniques Workshop, 2008
Chisato Kuroki, Ametlla de Mar, Tarragona, Raku Firings, 2007/2008
Jornades de Ceràmica Celrà, Girona, Spain, Workshop, 2007/2008
Taller de Ceràmica 4x1, Barcelona, Spain, Apprenticeship, 2007/2008
2016/present Albert Montserrat Ceramics, Pickering, UK
2015/2016 Richmond Adult Community College, London, UK, Curriculum Technician (Ceramics)
2013/2016 Albert Montserrat Ceramics, London, UK
2009/2012 Helado Te Estudi de Ceràmica, Guadalajara, Mexico, Partnership
2007/2009 Helado Te Estudi de Ceràmica, Barcelona, Spain, Partnership
2008 Patent, Barcelona, Spain, Columbarium made with Ash Glazes and Ceramics
2006/2008 Josep Carreté Arquitectura, Barcelona, Spain, Draughtsman and Ceramic Sculpture
2007 Funermostra, València, Spain
2007 Villegas Ceràmiques, Barcelona, Spain