Colourful comfort

At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Marta Duarte da Veiga to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.

What inspired you to create the artworks that you have made for The Ode To?

– The necessity to be aware of our bodies in relation to the objects that surround us.

What technique have you used?

– All pieces in this series are made with hand built and casted stoneware, finished with glaze or porcelain slip.

What other artists do you admire?

– Betty Woodman. She was one of the first female ceramicists to break the gender barrier in the art world. She’s also known for having successfully transitioned from a more traditional background in pottery to be an innovative ceramic artist.

How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?

"Social, coloUrful, comforting."

Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?

– I grew up in Lisbon and I’m a trained veterinarian. But the need to be creative has always been there for me. So I decided to also pursue an education in Fine Arts. During my bachelor's studies I started doing ceramics and I haven't stopped since. I love to be able to create three dimensional objects that people can interact with. Today I live in Sweden, studying at Konstfack.

What we love about Marta Duarte da Veiga:

The colours, the quirkiness, the irresistible expression: what’s not to love about the artworks made by Marta Veiga?