Handmade by Patrícia Gonçalves, Ramos ceramics do not hide the feminine touch.
Text: Ana Dias Ferreira
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The “jar that wanted to be a vase”, the “basket”, the “lady” or “the other little plate”. Diminutives abound in the pieces by Ramos Cerâmica, the brand entirely handmade by Patrícia Gonçalves, created in 2020, to call things by their names, but with a feminine touch. Graduated in nutrition, Patrícia wanted to “explore her creative and at the same time introspective side” and took a professional ceramics course in Caldas da Rainha before opening her own studio in Lisbon. “My language is as natural as possible”, she summarizes. “Instead of the potter’s wheel, I usually use the rolling pin technique, which we’ve all intuitively experimented with with plasticine, and I really enjoy exploring natural clay and crossing it with also natural materials.” From jars (with sand and wicker texture) to vases (which combine raffia and hemp rope), each creation is limited to 30 units, and there is also the right to one
“prequel”. They are “good and functional pieces that correspond to tests and experiments carried out until reaching the final product”, offered for sale at a more accessible price, to avoid waste.