“As an artisan, I look for the perfection in the final result and try to learn to conform with the little deffects of the finished works. It’s the marks of the ceramics, its little variations, that confer each one of them the artisanal character. But I believe the research for the impeccability it’s the secret of RM Cerâmica Artística’s so differentiated work. We don’t have the pretension of creating works of art in the place useful objects, but of making pieces saturated of dedication and commitment” – Maurílio Souza
Nowadays, we make four annual productions, with about 250 itens each. It’s a craft and delicate work, which demands care with all the details.
Everything is made from our researches of drawings and colours. After each piece is moulded, dried and sanded, it goes through a first burn that reaches 900 oC in a process that lasts eight hours of continuous attention.
Next, the pieces are enameled and go through a second burn that takes even more time and reaches 1220 oC. This high temperature allows the clay to be transformed into ceramic, with a glazed aspect, making so our products can be taken to the conventional oven.
Most of our pieces are made in a lathe, although some are moulded in limited or unique editions. The unique pieces usually receive thematic and original paintings. See in our blog the posts with the release of pieces with special moulding or painting and, in case you want to adquire one, we ask you to make contact through our e-mail so we can verify our stock. In case we don’t have more pieces you can make an order.
The clay is moistened, kneaded, it goes to the lathe to be touched and gain shape. The piece that rises between the fingers in light movements was thought and will be dried, burned, painted, enameled, and very admired before reaching the hands of who wants it as ornament and/or utensil.
RM Cerâmica Artística was born just like the ceramic pieces that gain shape in our atelier. It is product of a delicate work, projected in each detail and sustained with lots of love, perseverance and patience.
We are reinvented art of each day, we are pieces that disperse themselves through the world, making a big web of images, stories and emotions. Pieces forever conected to an original creation, an eternalised idea of our projects and paintings.
Everything we create, in RM Cerâmica Artística, is thought for who will receive the final product, it is made for you who sees in our pieces more than simple objects of restricted use. Each little shape, cup, painting arose from the inspiration in Minas Gerais’ images, in daily scenes, common to those who are sensitive and have art inside of them.
In the painting phase, we print in the pieces the red of the loam kneaded by horses and carriages, the blue from the fountain’s facade and the heliconia seeds, the orange from the African tuliptree’s flowers and São José Mountain Rage’s sunset, the yellow from Mother-Church of Santo Antônio’s gold, the green of Mãe d’Água’s forest! Everything is reflection of what we see and are.
In our shelves, there are pots, tea-cups, plates, cups, pitchers, trays, bowls, tureens, chalices, mugs and water pots. Everything between small pots, crib figures, paper boats that want to be eternal.
Each piece of has a story, a reason for its shapes, a bond between our land and our people. In them, you will find many of Tiradentes’ enchantments, the energy of our restaurants and residentes.
Come visit us and talk about our work! You can take from Tiradentes something more concrete than the homesickness of this town, that will inevitably accompany you.
RM Cerâmica Artística produces useful and/or decorative ceramic objects.
The company, by means of its “handmade” production, establishes a strong bond between the artificer and the result, placing on the market a product that includes its way of making. In this process of production it’s stimulated the creativity, producing and testing new processes or projects.
In this way of making, the respect to the environment and the quality of the final product is searched.
Our process stimulates:
The growth of the contributors
The transparency in the fabrication process
Openness to clients’ suggestions and proposals
Tiradentes, 22nd of January of 2016
Rose Valverde & Maurilio Souza
THE IQS CERTIFICATE – INSTITUTO DE QUALIDADE SUSTENTÁVEL
In May of 2016 they received the IQS certificate – Instituto de Qualidade Sustentável (Sustainably Quality Institute).
The Sustainably Quality Institute (IQS) is the arm of Centro CAPE responsible for the evaluation of micro and small companies that wish to obtain the Management System Certification Seal. The work is developed inside the Project of Craft Base Industry Strenghtening, with the support of the SESI.
The criteria applied in the process are based on the rule NIQS:001/2014 – SISTEMA DE GESTÃO DA QUALIDADE – Empresa do Setor de Base Artesanal.