Sofia Afonso | Lapinha Handicrafts and Fish Scales

Island of São Miguel | Virtual Incubation

Creation of Lapinhas and pieces with Fish Scale

The raw materials used by the artisan Sofia Afonso in her artisanal work are mostly collected by her on the beaches, slopes and fields of the island of São Miguel. Shells, mosses, fragments of rock, fish scales, among other elements that she works with detail and great skill. Being the Lapinhas and the works with fish scales two artisanal areas of great tradition in the Azores, Sofia Afonso is able to prove the versatility of these arts, creating pieces with unique characteristics, a result of her virtuosity and her creative capacity.

Incubation period: March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019