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From the Altar to the Street

Saint Anthony in Delfim Manuel's ceramics

19 Jun 2022 — 29 Jan 202310h – 18h

3 € (grants access to the whole venue)

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Opening on 18 June at the Museum of Lisbon - Santo António, the ceramist Delfim Manuel has created 13 pieces dedicated to Saint Anthony exclusively for the exhibition From the Altar to the Street. Saint Anthony in Delfim Manuel's ceramics.

In addition to these as yet unseen works by the artist from Rebordões (Santo Tirso), this exhibition is also an opportunity to revisit works from over 25 years of this ceramicist's career, in which he creates a unique image of Saint Anthony every year reproduced in small numbered series. In addition to 13 new pieces by Delfim Manuel, another 27 of his works created between 1996 and 2022 will also be presented.

About the artist

Delfim Manuel was born in the parish of São Pedro do Bairro in Vila Nova de Famalicão in 1968, and he first came into contact with clay at the age of 10, a formative experience in his life. In 1979 he joined the first intake in the Ceramics School of what is today the Castro Alves Foundation, where he remained for 18 years.

At the end of the 1990s, at the age of 28, he set out on a new phase in his artistic career, opening his own space in Rebordões, Santo Tirso, which markedly accelerated his personal and artistic development.

The combination of skill and delicacy in his handling of a raw material he has made his own has earned Delfim Manuel a range of national and regional awards, including the National Lisbon Prize at the Crafts Fair on four occasions (1996, 2003, 2009 and 2019).

With works well represented in various handicraft collections, he held his first exhibition in 1979 at the Cupertino de Miranda Foundation in Vila Nova de Famalicão and has maintained a strong exhibition activity in solo and group exhibitions all over the country since. Highlights include his exhibition at the National Tile Museum in 2012, his exhibition at the São Roque Museum and the Cathedral Museum of Braga in 2014, and, most recently, at the Clérigos Tower and Museum in Porto in 2021.

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