MADOLA, ceramist

My sources of inspiration, I have found them by living intensely in Catalonia, in Barcelona, in the Maresme, in the blue of the sea, in the brown of the carob trees and in the ochre of the earth; in my old neighborhood of Sarrià, in its silent streets, where a friar walked reading a book of prayers; in historic Barcelona, with black and gray stones, full of sgraffito; in the family workshops of my childhood; in the Museum of Romanesque Art, and also watching Gaudí, Picasso, Miró, Tàpies; feeding from our culture open to the Mediterranean, but also from my trips of contrast to the East, and those of mystery to the Arab countries and Africa; from identification with the old Europe, from the geographic and architectural exuberance of America.

Many times I work as a musician, in the form of variations; I make a series of works that only differ from each other in their shape, resulting from slight movements that displace, pile or crush materials 



Born in 1944 in Barcelona

1960 -1966 - Studies of ceramics at the Escola Massana in Barcelona.
1966 -1969 - Studies of ceramics at the Deltrebal School of Barcelona.
1971 - School of Arts and Crafts of Barcelona, ceramics section
1980 -1985 - Diploma from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona
1986 -1988 - Doctoral course at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona
2006 - Doctoral thesis "The influence of Joan Miró on contemporary Spanish ceramics", Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona

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Public collections

- Terracota Museu, La Bisbal Girona, Spain
- Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Spain
- National Gallery Dublin, United Kingdom
- Kaoshiung Museum, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
- Museu de la Ceràmica de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Museu del Vi. Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, Spain
- Museu d’Art Contemporani, Eivissa
- Museo Nacional de Cerámica, Valencia, Spain
- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Managua
- Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain
- Musée Ariana, Geneva, Switzerland
- Art Funds of Premsa Catalana Avui, Barcelona, Spain
- Art Funds of Xarxa Cultural, Barcelona, Spain
- Art Funds of la Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain
- Banco Vitalicio de España, Barcelona, Spain
- Ajuntament de Calvià, Mallorque
- Banco Atlántico, Barcelona
- Keramion Museum, Frechen
- Mimar Museum, Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey
- Aigües de Lleida
- Poliesportiu de Premià de Dalt, Barcelona
- Fons d’Art per a la SIDA, Hospital Germans Trias, Badalona
- Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan- Musée de Châteauroux, France
- City Arts Galeries, Manchester, United Kingdom
- Prefactural Museum, Saga
- Colección Escuela de Arte, Avilés
- Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo
- Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorque
- Fundación Mendoza, Caracas
- Banco Mercantil, Caracas
- School Fine Arts “The Factory “, Athens, Greece
- Caja de la Inmaculada, Zaragoza
- Art Contemporary Museum, Nakatomi, Japan
- Fondazione Museo Cargaleiro, Vietri sul Mare, Salerne, Italia
- World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, South Korea
- Museen der Stadt Landshut (Bayern), Sammlung R. Strasser, Germany
- Caixa Penedès, Villafranca del Penedès
- Colecció Fina Gómez, Paris
- Museu de Montserrat, Barcelona
- Museu Deu. El Vendrell, Tarragone
- Ajuntament d’Arenys de Mar
- Museum of contemporary ceramic, Fuping, China
- Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, France
- Kaohsiung museum, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
- Colecció Ceràmiques Collet, Esparreguera

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