Degree in Fine Arts Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1989)
Degree in Graphic Design Escuela Edide de Madrid (2001)
Web Design course Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2002)
Title in Plastic Arts and Pottery Technique the Escuela Superior de Cerámica
Francisco Alcántara de Madrid (2011)
Through all my professional life I’ve been devoted to art; the first stage of my career
was dedicated to artistic painting, as well as founding and managing the alternative art
gallery Legado Social and working as a drawing teacher. After that I worked on
graphic and web design, primarily focused on the music world. I've also spent time
working in textile design. And now I'm dedicated to the world of ceramic sculpture.
Thanks to pottery I found the perfect way to develop my ideas; now I’m able to say
that with it I feel completely fulfilled in the artistic field. I began working with it just
by chance –just like many other things in life, and I think I wouldn’t be able to leave
this new journey I have taken. For sure it’s a though way in which failures are more
frequent than successes, but thanks to them I’ve been capable of learning more and
better, although in the end it’s fire the one who has the last word in the crucial process
of giving shape to the piece.
I’m specialized in working with funerary urns, which role in our civilisation I have
always found fascinating; the preservation of someone’s ashes is a ritual which I
appreciate and also put in practice myself; I keep my beloved one’s ashes because I
like to feel them close to me everyday, and I think there’s no better way of doing it
than preserving them into a sculpture urn decorated with motifs which evoke that
person in a unique and artistic way.
I also work on animal portraits; in this website you can find some examples of the
pieces I’ve created on request. I love dogs and I’ve enjoyed their company during my
entire life, I find it to be something that gives meaning to it. In my work I truly enjoy
bringing out their personalities, their clever look, their smiles… It’s a real pleasure to
dwell in developing these pieces.
Another aspect of my work I truly appreciate is the creation of freestanding
sculptures. They allow me to enjoy myself and be imaginative while shaping this kind
of sculptures: fantastic creatures, surreal thoughts, recreation of pictorial elements of
other artists that I like… using my imagination without boundaries provides me great
None of these works is the result of pure chance but of a detailed study of shapes,
colours and dimensions. I enjoy reading art books, extracting some ideas from them
and imitating them making drafts, not only on paper but also on its final material;
clay. I need and enjoy having a clear idea of how the piece is going to be developed,
but like as I said before, fire plays a crucial role in that process. All of my works are
unique; I never use moulds. I enjoy the process of creation and, while I sometimes
come back to a given idea, I appreciate introducing variations on it: new approaches
to the same concept give me great amusement and make of every piece a whole new
world.The work displayed in this website comprises everything I’ve done since 2001.
Thanks for giving it a look, I hope you enjoy it!