Inspired by the wild natural landscapes of Ericeira, Portugal, with its ever changing seasonal colours, Gaëlle_ceramica designs practical tableware and interior decor that breathes simplicity and tranquility. Durability, earthy tones and quiet colours are the starting foundations in developing each collection. All tableware and decorations are designed and handmade in Portugal, with the majority being turned on the potter’s wheel.
Gaëlle, the driving force behind Gaëlle_ceramica, works with stoneware clay. The tableware is fired at 1280° making the ceramics very strong and durable.
Gaëlle has worked on several customised projects for entrepreneurs who want to excel in their creativity and stand out with each and every project they do.
Are you interested in a collaboration with Gaëlle_ceramica? Then make an appointment so we can co-create your own unique ceramic tableware set, tailored specifically to your project!
Examples of Collabs :
Buro 532 (A Belgian Co-working space) ,
MONJA (Sourdough bread) ,
Hi! My name is Gaëlle Van Branteghem and I’m the founder of Gaëlle_ceramica. I moved to Ericeira 4 years ago and went through a deep process of rediscovering myself and what I want to do in life, alongside starting my journey of becoming a devoted Mum of two boys. Whilst forging my new path, I subscribed for a ceramics workshop and knew immediately that I wanted to discover more within this creative world. By coincidence I started talking to a local ceramist in Mafra, Mister Paulo, and asked him straight to the point if he wanted to teach me the technique of wheelthrown pottery.
Fortunately he said yes and so I started my informal apprenticeship, throwing two times a week. I fell in love with the wheel the moment I started. The mesmerising process of forming a beautiful piece of ceramics out of a ball of clay straight from the earth is so fulfilling. As I developed, I saw my passion for the craftsmanship deepen and knew I wanted to make it my business to both create unique design projects and to share the skill with others.
I continued my learning process with Paulo and invested in my own wheel. Little by little I improved and my small business concept Gaelle_ceramica was born.
No sooner said then done I went on a studio hunt… I welcomed the fantastic opportunity to grow my concept in the beautiful co-working space @saltstudio. It was the perfect start to a more professional approach of ceramics.
Since November 2020 I have my very own little studio in the centre of Ericeira. It is located at Praia do Sul in the Gallery Atlantico. I hope to welcome you there very soon to see what we can create together!