BOFILL Maria, ceramist

In my work, there is a creation of forms without any specific function, it is a constant search between the desire of the classical and the contemporary, I do not try to reach perfection but on the contrary: I like natural and living things as if they were in movement.

My works are like that and always over the years have been and still are a reflection of the imagery of the city and the landscape, I see them as small pieces of architecture that could be made in a larger format or as small sculptures with a clearly Mediterranean inspiration.

Over the years my pieces have become a reflection of an urban and imaginary development. I see them as a small space of small architecture that can be realized in a larger format. Enthusiasm and curiosity have led me to travel to many countries, allowing me to share and learn new experiences in the field of ceramics that have been essential to express them in my works.

Maria Bofill


Born in Barcelona in 1937

1953 - 1960 - Escola Massana of Barcelona
1956 - 1961 - Works in the workshop of Jordi Aguadé
1962 - Hammersmith College of Art and Building, London, UK
1966 - 1967 - Sunderland Polytechnic of Art and Design, Sunderland, GB
1970 - Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan

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Public Collections

- Museu de Ceràmica de Barcelona
- Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid
- Museo de Cerámica de Avilés
- Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
- Keramion Museum, Frechen, Cologne, Germany 
- Mimar Museum, Sinan University , Istanbul, Turkey 
- Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France 
- Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Prague, Czech Republic
- Ceramics Museum of Bechyñe, Czech Republic 
- Nacional do Azulejo Museum, Lisbonne, Portugal 
- Museu Janus Pannonius, Pecs, Hungary
- Musée de Benaki, Athens, Greece 
- Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Nicaragua 
- The Spanish Society of America, New York, USA 
- Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 
- Prefectural Art Museum, Saga, Japan 
- Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
- Contemporary Art Museum of Nakatomi, Japan 
- Wocek, Royal Kiln Museum, Kwangju, Korea 
- Fons d’Art de la Premsa Catalana de l’Avui, Barcelona
- Fons d’Art de Xarxa Cultural, Barcelona
- Caja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada, Zaragoza 
- Fondacione Museo Artístico Industriale Manuel Cargaleiro, Vietri sul Mare Salermo, Italia
- World Ceramic Fundation, Icheon Park, Korea
- Thiemmann Collection, Hamburg, Germany 
- EKWC Collection, Het Kruithuis Museum, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
- Fina Gómez Collection, Paris, France 
- Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Collection, Waterloo, Canada

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