CeramicaAnaRafael

Colorful Portuguese ceramic & pottery. Handmade designs

Beja, Portugal · 111 Sales

CeramicaAnaRafael

Colorful Portuguese ceramic & pottery. Handmade designs

Beja, Portugal 111 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Are you looking for an original, unique ceramic piece? Do you value creativity and quality? Here at CeramicaAnaRafael, you can find special gifts for your loved ones. I make a huge variety of pottery, from jewelry to homeware to decorations! My striking pieces are both beautiful and functional.

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Last updated on Apr 2, 2016

Are you looking for an original, unique ceramic piece? Do you value creativity and quality? Here at CeramicaAnaRafael, you can find special gifts for your loved ones. I make a huge variety of pottery, from jewelry to homeware to decorations! My striking pieces are both beautiful and functional.

Ana Sofia Rafael

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Ana Sofia Rafael

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About

Seascapes, stork nests, barnacles and ceramics!

What’s the connection, you ask? Well, I’m a creative ceramics artist from the coast of Portugal!

I sell unique, contemporary handmade ceramic pieces, such as buttons, beads, bottles, jewellery, vases, tiles, sculptures, bowls, platters, mugs, candle holders, incense holders and more. Made with white clay and high fire glaze, my bold ceramics pieces are truly colourful and one of a kind!

I live in an amazing natural park in Alentejo, near the sea. It’s a favourite tourist destination for people all over the world. We have a pedestrian path through the dunes and seashore (Rota Vicentina) where we can see beautiful seascapes and stork nests on cliffs. There is also a beautiful lighthouse, over 100 years old! My boyfriend collects barnacles for a job, and tourists often photograph him climbing the rugged 40m cliffs. He made my workbenches, my mum helps with the mail, my brother prepares the clay, and even my neighbours made some of my tools!

My shop began after I completed a creative ceramics course in Caldas da Rainha (the birthplace of the famous Portuguese ceramist, Bordalo Pinheiro). I fell in love with sculpting, hand moulding and throwing on a potter’s wheel, and it wasn’t long before I bought a kiln, a ton of clay and some colours. I decided to start selling my pieces, because otherwise my mother’s living room would be too full for anything else to fit in!

These artistic, unconventional ceramic pieces are perfect for art lovers who are looking for something unique for themselves or a loved one. My products are special, because they will last “forever” – my ceramics won’t discolour, are resistant, easy to clean, lead-free, food safe and eco-friendly.

I am continuously working, developing and creating, and am excited about the future! Join me on my adventure!

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  • Ana Sofia Rafael

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Hi! I’m Ana, the creative hands of CeramicaAnaRafael! I have done all types of pieces, like bottles, vases, pots, beads, buttons, craft supplies, brooche, bracelets, pendants, bird houses, mugs, magnets, bowls, jewelry, sculptures, tiles....

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