Meet Alice

I am a Brazilian-born artist who began to work with ceramics while in college at the University of Santa Catarina State in Brazil, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Later, while living in Portugal, I taught Fine Arts to youth. After moving to the United States and while earning a Master’s Degree in Anthropology at Hunter College in New York City, I re-focused on creating ceramics and developing my wheel-throwing techniques. More recently, I relocated to Naples, Florida.

I make functional and artistic objects in clay, such as bowls, mugs, plates, platters, vases, and figurines. Although these objects fit well as sets, each is individually crafted and one-of-a-kind.

My work with clay allows me to communicate closely with nature and reconnect with an old-time practice developed throughout human evolution.  My goal is to make well-designed ceramics that are both utilitarian and decorative (and more sustainable than plastic objects).

To create ceramics, I use mostly wheel-thrown techniques (and some hand-built techniques). I like making symmetrical, refined forms and expressing myself freely by printing textures on the surface of the ceramics while the clay is still leather-hard or by hand painting with underglazes directly on the surfaces of the ceramics.  My ceramics are bisque-fired at cone 5/6 and often glazed with matte, earthy colors, or blue and green hues found on the coast.