Ceramics

Figurative Ceramic

The sculpture of typical customs produced in the ceramic factories in the city of Lagoa, in the island of São Miguel, was not intended only for tourism promotion of the islands of the Azores, but also linked itself to the Christmas tradition of the “assembling of the Christmas crib”, promoting the development of the current domestic industry of Christmas crib figures in that area, giving rise to the popular name of “Bonecreiros da Lagoa”.
These family workshops that flourished in the decades of 1950/60 without losing its connections to the factories, as workers or consumers of raw materials and furnace occupation, produce painted dolls, unglazed, small representative figures of the local culture in their own religious and profane dimensions. The smallest figurines, modeled only by hand, that is, without mold and usually without baking, is intended to the “Lapinha” Christmas cribs.


São Miguel

Isabel Silva Melo
CANADA MINGACHOS, 55
RABO DE PEIXE
9600-165 RIBEIRA GRANDE
296 491 727
914 103 908
belinhasilvamelo@gmail.com
Eduardo Manuel Moreira Borges Câmara
CANADA DA BELAVISTA
9600-149 RABO DE PEIXE
RIBEIRA GRANDE
962806199
maosorantes@hotmail.com
João Manuel Cabral Arruda
TRAVESSA DA LONGUEIRA, 4
SANTA CRUZ
9560-122 LAGOA
296 916 222
96 19 49562
joao-arruda@sapo.pt
José Augusto Martins Vieira & Filhos Lda
RUA DAS ALMINHAS, 10-12
N. SRA. ROSÁRIO
9560-073 LAGOA
296912116 296912279
965811213
ceramicavieiralagoa@live.com.pt
Eduardo Manuel de Medeiros
RUA FRANCISCO CABRAL, 26
LIVRAMENTO
9500-604 PONTA DELGADA
296 381 345
918 967 484
nonina4@hotmail.com