REGISTROS DO TEMPO

which translates to english as Records of Time

Traditional ceramics from the Jequitinhonha Valley, the entire process of producing these ceramics is 100% manual, from the extraction and preparation of clay to modeling and painting  ( also made of natural pigmented clay). 

 

All made by the hands of the artisan Deuzani and his daughters Marcilene and Gil, in Coqueiro Campo - Minas Gerais.

Stories molded through the traditional ceramics of the Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais

These ceramics production process, traditional of the Jequitinhonha Valley, is 100% manual, from the extraction and preparation of the clay to the modeling and painting of the pieces with inks pigmented by different types of clay and stones found in the region, creating unique characteristics that couldn’t be repeated. All made by the hands of artisan Deuzani Gomes dos Santos and her daughters Marcilene and Gil, in Coqueiro Campo, a small community in Minas Gerais. At the time of ordering you should check what options are available.

 

Limited editions numbered and with certificate of authenticity.

Coincidence, fate or chance ... I cannot say, I only know that once again I saw myself in Minas Gerais, received with sincere joy, a tight embrace and eyes that smile.

Getting to Jequitinhonha Valley is like diving into part of history, one that changed many lives and influenced so many others.

It is a place with women of strength, determination and courage. Women who put their ALMAs in the clay and through it describe their lives and welcome their dreams, expressing all the delicacy and softness that they have inside them. Women who while molding the clay learned to respect time, without letting it pass, accept adversity, without accommodating, and today plant their gardens around the world, rewriting their stories.

It was there, in Jequitinhonha Valley, a place so full of past, of stories and traditions, that I filled my ALMA with the future and learned to live with time. The time where the old and the new blend, merge, transform into each other and become part of our memories.

Coincidence, fate or chance ... I cannot say, I only know that once again I saw myself in Minas Gerais, received with sincere joy, a tight embrace and eyes that smile.

Getting to Jequitinhonha Valley is like diving into part of history, one that changed many lives and influenced so many others.

It is a place with women of strength, determination and courage. Women who put their souls in the clay and through it describe their lives and welcome their dreams, expressing all the delicacy and softness that they have inside them. Women who while molding the clay learned to respect time, without letting it pass, accept adversity, without accommodating, and today plant their gardens around the world, rewriting their stories.

It was there, in Jequitinhonha Valley, a place so full of past, of stories and traditions, that I filled my soul with the future and learned to live with time. The time where the old and the new blend, merge, transform into each other and become part of our memories.

 

Ni Table Lamp

2017

Inspired by the garden, poetry and good soul of Deuzani, artisan of the Jequitinhonha Valley. This piece well summarizes the purpose of Yankatu: to shed light on Brazilian artisans’ works.

The traditional ceramic flowers stuck on wooden sticks become luminaires through a new way of looking at them, increasing its proportions and depth. The flower core, made of solid wood and resin, houses a lamp developed exclusively for Yankatu by Zolt Lab. The indirect light generated illuminates the graceful traditional painting.

The wire that conducts the electricity is covered by organic cotton yarns grown in Paraíba by family farmers. The switch and plug are wrapped in wood. Delicate brass pieces supplied by Casa Costillas finalizes the luminaire.

Limited edition of 20 luminaires, numbered and with certificate of authenticity

 

25 D x 25 H (cm) 

2017 | Moldar Mudar Exhibition | A Casa Museum

2018 | Honorable Mention in the 6th prize of the brazilian object

 

Ni Pendent Lamp

2017

Ceramic flowers transformed into lamps and finishing elements, with lacy painting inspired by the dresses of the famous dolls made in the valley. The LED lamp is housed in a molded core made of solid wood. The wire that conducts the electricity is covered by organic cotton yarns grown in Paraíba by family farmers. Delicate brass pieces finish the piece giving support to the wire.

Limited edition of 20 luminaires, numbered and with certificate of authenticity

 

25 D x 25 H (cm) 

2017 |  Moldar Mudar Exhibition | A Casa Museum 

 

Tempo Bench

2017

Made in solid cabreúva, this bench is inspired by the bench D. Vitalina, a master-artisan of the Jequitinhonha Valley, gave as a gift when we met. At that time, she was 106 years old.

Its seat receives incrustation of simple pieces of traditional pottery of the region, as in a marquetry, representing the strength and delicacy of this person so special.

Limited edition of 08 pieces, numbered and with certificate of authenticity.

50 W x 15 D x 42 H (cm) 

2017 |  Moldar Mudar Exhibition | A Casa Museum

 

Pétalas Table

2017

Bases made in solid cabreúva wood, inspired by flower petal designs of the gardens painted by artisans of the Jequitinhonha Valley in their ceramic pieces and some houses’ facades.

The bases’design seems to cross the champagne marble top, standing out on the table’s surface in an unexpected and beautiful marquetry.

Both solid wood and marble are natural materials, so the design of their veins and tones may vary. The image is merely illustrative.

Limited edition of 08 pieces, numbered and with certificate of authenticity.

Oval (8 places): 280 W x 140 D x 75 H (cm) 

Round​ (6 places): 160 D x 75 H (cm) 

 

Contas Swivel Bookcase

2017

Made of solid cabreúva wood, the shelf receives compositions made with ceramic beads from the Jequitinhonha Valley that permeate all its levels through buriti yarns.

The beads, painted in four different shades made with clay, stones and plants from the region itself, are of different sizes, generating unique designs.

Limited edition of 08 pieces, numbered and with certificate of authenticity.

Side Table: 50 D x 52 H (cm) 

Center Table: 100D x 35H (cm) 

2017 |  Moldar Mudar Exhibition | A Casa Museum