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ceramics by otchipotchi
"I like colour, trees and flowers, sunshine and thunderstorms, cats and dogs, books and magazines, silence and water, birds singing, the smell of fresh bread and the earth after it rains, simple details, the sea and big skies… I cannot live without breathable open skies." Paula Valentim
How would you describe otchipotchi in three words?
I started otchipotchi when doing a ceramics course. At the time I was selling handmade clothes and bags under the name otchipotchi in order to fund my course. After I completed the course I decided to start selling my ceramics, and it made sense to continue to use the same name for my commercial ceramics line.
At the moment I work in a very small workspace which is in fact an adapted garage that is slowly being renovated. I like the fact that there is quite a lot of potential about the space and it is only a question of time to have it transformed into a nice working place. I also like that there is a micro garden with a lemon tree outside this tiny studio.
Apart from walking the dog every day at more or less the same time, every working day is different - I adjust to the day as it evolves and according to what needs doing.
Out of a large bouquet of flowers I chose peonies.
In Winter inside and in Summer outside.