Cores de Terra
In Ibirataia, south of Bahia in Brazil, Selma Abddon Calheira began experimenting with little clay forms that eventually developed into a collection of stunning terracotta fruits and vegetables.Over the years she researched the possibilities of clay and painting and taught local people in her studio to become highly skilled ceramists. The name comes from Selma’s lifelong interest in clay and natural pigments.
Selma’s dedication to her research into the natural materials of her location and her education of the people of one of Brazils poorest regions has led to the production of beautifully crafted fruits and vegetables in painted terracotta that are simply stunning in their colour and variety of size! Enormous apples, pears and cherries sit with delightful ease next to their tiny counterparts. We just love this playful collection that will enliven any home here in the Algarve.
At our showroom in Almancil we display a comprehensive selection of Corres da Terra fruits in all sizes from huge to tiny. They make totally unusual decorative pieces for kitchens and entertaining areas or conservatories.