Maria Castel-Branco had her professional kick-off as a multimedia and graphic designer. As a hobby she would decorate party cakes that turned out to be real sculptures, which already revealed an emergent need for creativity and expression. She decided then to invest and broaden her knowledge of ceramics.
For two years Maria attended classes where she began to challenge her potential with the art of pottery which is a continuing endeavor. Potters such as Ricardo Lopes and Vasco Baltazar taught her the skills of the wheel.
In her studio, Maria makes objects that are timeless, not tied to trends. She likes to innovate; every piece is unique.
Maria takes inspiration from her daily life and surroundings, savouring all the imperfections that handmade work cannot hide.