Multidisciplinary artist, she has a degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Pontevedra, a degree in interior design, technical ceramic molds and tooling, painter, sculptor and lighting designer. By working in different artistic disciplines, a field of varied works provides feedback that leads to an original result. Her workplace is situated in the heart of the Biosphere Reserve Terras do Miño, very conducive to inspiration and creation. You can see two predominant influences in his work: the influence of the natural environment with its organic forms and a social trend related to the world of women.
CASA MUSEO VILLAPOLETNOGRAPHIC ARTIST
The museum exhibits contextualized themed sculptures, photographs from the s. XIX to the present, as well as pieces of ethnographic character that show the evolution of the various significant professions of the region: clog-maker, baker, carpenter, shoemaker, basket maker, farmer…; monographs of school, doctor, lawyer, dentist, pharmacy; and original manuscripts by Otero Pedrayo, Vicente Risco, Bouza Brey, Antonio Fraguas, Alvariño Church, González Garcés, Castroviejo…
LOLA DE CELAARTISAN
Working with straw, turned into a decorative object has its own name: Dolores Gonzalez Vigo or “Lola de Cela”. Nowadays she almost does not work, because of her age, but it is still common to enjoy her original creations in the Craft Fair of Outeiro de Rei. She began working in her free time, after houseworks and the work in the field, developing original baskets, jewelry boxes or picture frames. Besides her skill with straw, she was also dedicated to making quilts crochet for personal use. Lola is an example of self-taught, original and creative craftsmanship in a land that inspired many artists
O XANECOARTISAN LUTHIER
I get in touch with the traditional Galician music in the eighties, in the cultural Association of Outeiro de Rei. This is where I start learning as a self-taught percussionist. Since then I could not leave the universe of Traditional Music. What began as an exciting hobby was becoming slowly and almost without noticing my professional life. My father taught me carpentry since I was a boy, which enabled me to learn the techniques and management tools for woodworking. This made itmuch easier for me when I decided to make my first drum in the 90s of last century, driven by curiosity and the challenge of being able to make my own instrument. Next thing I knew, I had a list of orders that made me consider the possibility that I could work as a luthier.
OLERÍA DE BONXEPOTTERY
Bonxe ceramics, one of the four ancient ceramics in Galicia, sits in this county.
Numerous testimonies speak about its family inheritance and Lucas Labrada, in 1809 records the fame of the Bonxe pottery at fairs of Arzúa and Monterroso, among others. Over the decade of the 50s all the neighbors of the parish still worked on pottery (“oleiros“, they were called so because they were those who made the “olas” (pots), or also “cacharreiros“). The good geological conditions of the area always favored and maintained the pace of production of the oleiros.