Large bird (20cm) in glazed earthenware embellished by aged brass feet. This very high-quality piece is entirely handmade, both for its ceramic and brass parts.
"The oriole" is a migratory bird that returns to Europe every year, especially in the Iberian Peninsula, after having spent the winter in Africa. It is difficult to observe but it can be identified because of its particularly melodious singing using a very varied range of cries.
Why I love it
- A beautiful decorative object.
- A very good example of Portuguese craftsmanship.
- More than an object, a whole universe is presented here.
Features and characteristics
- Material: Enamelled ceramic for the body, aged brass for the legs.
- Dimensions: 20x10x8cm
- Designers: Rute Rosa & Sérgio Vieira
The History Laboratory (Laboratorio d'estorias) is an experimental design space that draws inspiration from Portuguese stories and popular culture to reinvent traditional objects by preserving an endangered manual ceramic manufacturing technique specific to the Caldas da Rainha region.
The History Laboratory (Laboratorio d'estorias) is a joint creation of Rute Rosa and Sérgio Vieira, both from the ESAD of Caldas da Rainha (Upper School of Arts and Design). This experience was born from the desire to tell stories through objects. These two artists combine Rute Rosa's passion for ceramics with Sérgio Vieira's innate talent for developing author projects based on experimentation and innovation.
If you are interested in the work of Rute Rosa and Sérgio Vieira, please discover the whole collection of the Laboratorio d'Estorias.