OLHO | Atelier de céramique

OLHO | Ceramics studio needs you! Help launching this creative and innovent space!

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OLHO | Atelier de céramique

OLHO is an artistic platform initiating by Cécile Mestelan.






. Who I am : 



   I grew up in the world of creation, my parents were making swimsuits in a small factory. It is in this atmosphere that I realized my taste for the creation and a certain agility for materials, colors and volumes. This was shutter in the choice of my studies. During my teenage years, I took courses in drawing and modeling. I then joined a Superior Art School in Biarritz and then to Switzerland for my Master at ECAL.


This is where I discovered the richness and potential of creating as a professional point of view. I immediately had a preference for sculpture. I am fascinated by the shapes and the way light interacts with lines. The sculpture is for me an ideal way of expression in which I do not feel limited. After obtaining the Master of Visual Arts, I apply for a residence in Portugal in January 2014 in "Vista Alegre", a famous porcelain brand and this is where I confirmed my technical knowledge. It is where was born my project: a ceramics laboratory.








. The concept :      



I want to create a ceramic workshop with a mission to make it accessible to Lisbon native potters. For this I suggest you to help me buying a kiln and other essential accessories for the development of the artistic platform that I want to create.   This workshop will apply to promote meetings to discover knowledge and technical skills. We will develop a common project around ceramics, emblematic materials in Portugal since the eighteenth century!      



 Like the bread oven in a village that gathers and helps feed the inhabitants, I want to offer a kiln for works, that allows to feed the artistic creation!








. Through this project, I also want to:



- Countering our society that unifies things and multiplies to excess, providing the opportunity for creators to offer forms and different views of the world.  


- Items made by hand, with a "soul", unique pieces or small series.  


- Invite people to discover and experience the know-how to transmit a certain tradition.


- Propose a place where anything is possible, managed by the group energy.

A place where creation is possible!  







. Objectives:          


Discover ceramics together, test it, discuss it, look for new forms, new techniques : a place of experimentation. An accessible and available workshop.  


- Place the ceramic process in a modern creation

- Give a workplace for ceramists in Lisbon

- Pooling technical and logistical (workshop / furnace / tool ...)

- Reduce production costs

- Support the creation process

- Create a space of meetings and exchanges      



Working together : sharing ideas, shapes, secrets and techniques! Ceramics will be considered as a modern creation dedicated to artists.      



Draw inspiration from local traditions revisit know-how to tweak them with materials and new techniques, divert classic ... Mix of tradition and modernity.









Support the project and get a lot of gifts!   

A big THANK YOU for your attention and support.  




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Allocation of funds




Today I call on you to help me start my project !   



This money will serve to :


- Buy an electric kiln high temperature TE75MCC + 2226€





- A "crouteuse" Rohde PW60  1508,40€  for making ceramic plates and build sculptures and engravings.





- Thank the team KissKissBankBank € 298 (8% commission KissKissBankBank)  




If we manage to exceed the target and it will be GREAT :



- Purchase of raw materials (glazing, pigment, porcelain ...)


- Buy a pottery wheel Shimpo RK3E 1360€




- Buy an electric mixer (for molds and plaster model) 60 €





- Invest in adequate furniture (shelf, marble table, recycling the earth ...)

- Pay the charges and the workshop rent for a few months                  





And all this, thanks to you! THANKS, AGAIN!  

And if you live near Lisbon or if you go on vacation visit us in the workshop!






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