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Calu Fontes Porcelain

by Phuong-Cac Nguyen
on 02 September 2008

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.

Lama Designs carries only some of her work, so contact Fontes to see how you can access her full collection, more of which you can see on her Flickr and after the jump.

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