Get to Know The Master Artisans That Will Be at LDCSummit 2019 Part II – Every day we have more and more details for you of the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit that will happen this June 26th and 27th, and today we have a special one for you. You already know some of the craftsmanship techniques that will be present at the Summit, today you will get to know the Master Artisans, the ones that builds and transform design with their hands!
Vítor Agostinho is a designer with considerable experience in the ceramics industry. Most recently he guides his work to a more personalised and self-produce development, has a result of his master’s investigation regarding ceramics. The knowledge of these two dimensions, mass production and self-production, has allowed him the unique chance of developing new methods of shaping ceramics.
Ceramics is a product characterized by the form and resulting from the cold molding of a clay inorganic matter subsequently hardened by heat. They become by action of water and human hands in moldable plastic pastes, which solidified by drying and hardening by baking. The methods of manipulation and cooking vary from different ceramic products with uses or history with unique shapes.
Olga Santa Bárbara
Olga Santa Bárbara is a master in restoration and conservation and owner of Oficinas Santa Bárbara workshops established, in 1999, in Matosinhos, to support the Conservation and Restoration of Art’s in the Northern Region of Portugal. It is an especially rigorous institution, which trains experts and talented master artisans, dedicated to hand painting and restoration.
The company works with gilded and polychrome wood carving pieces, paintings over canvas and wood, sculpture, wall and ceiling covering. Their talent is being used in the restoration of many of the most important monuments. These workshops rescued a special yet sometimes forgotten legacy, so it will keep on being passed to future generations.