About

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.


CV

EDUCATION

Elisava (Pompeu Fabra University), Barcelona, Spain, BA (Hons) Product Design, 2006

COURSES AND TRAINING

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018  Ceramics Biennial "Angelina Alós", Can Tintoré Museum, Barcelona, Spain
2018  Beaux Arts, Bath, UK
2018  Centre of Ceramic Art - CoCA, York, UK
2018  "Rhapsody in Blue", Hexagon Classic Design, London, UK
2018  Miar Arts, Brighton, UK
2018  Art in Clay, Hatfield, London, UK
2018  Potfest in the Park, Cumbria, UK
2018  "A slice of Yorkshire Creativity", Bils&Rye, Kirkbymoorside, UK
2018  Maiden Bridge Gallery, Lancaster, UK
2017  Artsy, Represented by Bils&Rye
2017  "The Dark Side of the Moon", Hexagon Classic Design, London, UK
2017  "Porcelain Perfection", Bils & Rye, Kirkbymoorside, UK
2017  Art in Clay, Hatfield, UK
2017  "A Whiter Shade of Pale", Hexagon Classic Design, London, UK
2017  The Round House Gallery, Derbyshire, UK
2017  Miar Arts, Brighton, UK
2017  Cut The Mustard Gallery, Langholm, Scotland
2017  Potfest in the Park, Cumbria, UK
2017  Pots & Plants, Powys, Wales
2016  Cambridge Art Fair with Bils & Rye Gallery, Cambridge, UK
2016  Ceramics in the City, London, UK
2016  Bath Contemporary, Bath, UK
2016  Sculpt Gallery "Summer Exhibition 2016", Colchester, UK
2016  Art in Clay, Hatfield, UK
2016  Bentalls Kingston "Meet the Artisans", London, UK
2015  Harrogate International Visual Arts Expo 2015 with Bils & Rye Gallery, Harrogate, UK
2015  Sculpt Gallery "The Art of Firing", Colchester, UK
2015  The Loughborough Hotel Gallery, London, UK
2015  Morley Gallery, London, UK
2015  Ceramics in the City, London, UK
2015  Art in Clay, Hatfield, UK
2015  RBSA Gallery 'Prize Exhibition', Birmingham, UK
2015  RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK
2015  Erwood Station Gallery, Powys, Wales
2014  Mall Galleries, London, UK
2014  Morley Gallery, London, UK
2014  Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
2014  Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, Middlesex, UK
2014  Riverside Gallery, Richmond, London, UK
2014  The Spring Gallery, Hampshire, UK
2013  National Funeral Exhibition 2013, Stoneleigh, Birmingham, UK
2011  IDEFT Institute, Guadalajara, Mexico
2010  México Nacional Ceramic Competition, Guadalajara, Mexico
2009  Bbrownie Coffee Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico
2008  ADI-FAD, Barcelona, Spain
2008  Roques Blanques Cemetery, Barcelona, Spain
2007  Funermostra, València, Spain
2007  Villegas Ceràmiques, Barcelona, Spain

AWARDS

2018  Ceramics Biennial "Angelina Alós" Esplugues, Barcelona, Spain. First Prize
2015  London Potters Annual Exhibition First Prize "Best in Show"
2014  London Potters Annual Exhibition First Prize "Best in Show"
2014  London Potters Annual Exhibition Visitor's Vote

PUBLICATIONS

"La Premsa del Baix: Cultura" Newspaper, Barcelona, November 2018
Featured with a selection of vessels at the Scarva's pottery supplies calendar, 2018
Featured at the Scarva's pottery supplies online catalogue, 2017
House & Garden, "Inspirational Interiors", July 2017, p. 149
Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser, March 2017
Photographic report "In the studio" by Ben Boswell, 2017
Ceramic Review, Issue 280, July/August 2016
Wladimir Vivas, Revista Internacional Ceramica, vol. 139, 2015
Wladimir Vivas, "Panorama de Actualidad", Revista Internacional Ceramica, vol.114, 2009, p. 66
Wladimir Vivas, "Breves", Revista Internacional Ceramica, vol.112, 2009, p. 81

COMMISSIONS / PUBLIC WORK / COLLECTIONS

2018  Can Tinturé Museum, Barcelona, Spain
2018  Private Collection, Doha, Qatar
2017  Public Collection, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumbria, UK
2013  Reliquaries, Marcs i Urnes Bach, Barcelona, Spain
2010  Trophies, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico
2008  Public Sculpture in Government Building, Josep Carreté Arquitectura, Tarragona, Spain

COLLABORATIONS

2017  Glaze consultant for ASET Stiftung Ltd. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin