Maria José Gomes da Silva, Zezinha, was born in 1968 in Campo Alegre, in the Jequitinhonha Valley region, Northeast of Minas Gerais, where she presently works. She is one of the most important artists of the new generation of creative women who work with the characteristic clay of this area, achieving in the execution of her pieces, especially in the case of the “dolls”, a marked plastic effect and a refined finishing. Born within a family of potters, her father Mauel Gomes da Silva was one of the few male potters of the region. Presently she lives in the rural Coqueiro do Campo, where she works on a daily basis modeling clay. She is one of the most important and productive artists of the new generation of female creators that work with the characteristic clay of this region. When fashioning her pieces she achieves high technical quality, a marked plastic effect and refined finishing. In order to fulfill her requests, she has hired the ceramist Irene Gomes da Silva, her cousin, who helps her in the finishing and painting of the pieces. When this happens, she includes Irene in the credits.
Size: 18 x 58 x 18 cm.
Price: R$ 7,000.00.