Maria Pó started in 2007, the year in which a humble Portuguese artist and her family suffered the zenith of the European economic crisis in their own home.
No one wanted to buy artistic handmade pottery, any more. There were just a few blocks of clay left and no money to invest in the small family business. The feeling of frustration and impotence regarding that distressing situation and the artist’s critical look over society led her to start moulding little statues representing the ‘blindness’ and idleness of the people towards the economic and political state of the country.
Although at the time she didn't believe in the power of those small creatures, because the artist herself was starting to feel like the rest of the folk, luckily and prophetically, her Polish husband, the painter Jacek Piątkiewicz made her see that they were magical, and could help restore the balance of the family budget. And there they were, witnessing the astonishing birth of the first Pasmadinho.
Pasmadinhos are still a great help for the family and have turned out to be their main breadwinner. With their vibrant colours, they have been spreading
trough the country and abroad with great success. They have been such a source of transformation, that the artist Elsa Rodrigues embodies Maria Pó while she is making them.
50 different recycled white cotton paper Business Cards, to give a glimpse of the uniqueness of each handmade ceramic product.




Flyer informing about the location of the shop, to be distributed by the local points of information.




In April 2017 Maria Pó opened their own little Ceramic Art Shop & Gallery, located in Rua Arronches Junqueiro nº79 in the lovely city of Setúbal.
As "Pó" means dust in portuguese, I opted to use particles to animate the watercolour illustration.
Designer: Flávia Rodrigues Piątkiewicz

Client: Maria Pó

www.instagram.com/mariapottery
www.facebook.com/mariapottery

mariapottery@gmail.com
rua Arronches Junqueiro nº79,
2900-248, Setúbal - Portugal
+(351) 936 103 299


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Identity design for Maria Pó, an original and creative ceramic brand based in Setúbal, Portugal.
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