Calu Fontes Porcelain
Distinctly and wonderfully Brazilian, Calu Fontes' painted, one-of-a-kind porcelain accessories are influenced by the lively Bahia region in northern Brazil, from where her family hails. The mix of colors with patterns — on trays, teapots, vases, plates, tiered platters, carafes and cups — reflects the cultural heart of the country.
Each handmade piece is the result of a method that involves burning the painted images (like references to gods from the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomble, flowers, fruits, sea life and other things from nature) onto surfaces resulting in richly collaged layers.
Presented together, heedless of matching and in all their neo-baroque glory, captures the essence of diverse Brazil.