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©Alberto Bustos
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Alberto Bustos

  • Ceramicist
  • Bellvei, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Alberto Bustos Ceramicist
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+34 603727451
©Alberto Bustos

A passion for clay

  • • Alberto opened his workshop 12 years ago
  • • He is inspired by humans and his natural environment
  • • His pieces are surprising and full of life

Born in Valladolid, but living in Catalonia, in a mountainous area near the sea, Alberto Bustos is a self-taught artisan. His work with clay has a very personal imprint. Surprising figures, many of them geometric, that do not leave the viewer indifferent are part of his style which is closely linked to the environment. His pieces are unique and seem to have a life of their own. Although he has worked with other materials such as wood and bronze, since he discovered clay 25 years ago, Alberto continues to learn new techniques that for him are infinite. He opened his first workshop 12 years ago and his work has always been inspired by his constant search for nature and freedom.

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  • ©Alberto Bustos
  • ©Alberto Bustos
  • ©Alberto Bustos
  • ©Alberto Bustos
  • ©Alberto Bustos
Photo: ©Alberto Bustos
1, 2, 3, dream

Through the design of this stoneware sculpture, Alberto Bustos explores the degraded vegetation of the planet, conceptualising the tortured feelings of plants through the deterioration of the environment that we humans habitually cause. This work is part of the collection of the Keramikmuseum in Westerwald.

Length 42 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 44 cm

Photo: ©Alberto Bustos
A society that questions itself, grows

This installation, composed of four pieces, is handcrafted from stoneware. The installation explores the idea of having to question ourselves in order to grow as Alberto Bustos considers the human species to be constantly degraded by its false supremacy.

Length 48 cm
Width 32 cm
Height 52 cm

Photo: ©Alberto Bustos

The design of this stoneware sculpture is inspired by a desire to express the longing for oxygen and light that cities limit. The ceramic sculpture won the XIX International Ceramics Competition in the city of Valladolid, Spain.

Length 47 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 54 cm

Photo: ©Alberto Bustos

This porcelain sculpture explores the notions of bipolarity both psychologically and with respect to nature. Bipolarity shows how our essence can change depending on our mood, organic or inorganic.

Length 58 cm
Width 21 cm
Height 47 cm

Photo: ©Alberto Bustos

There is no evolution without revolution. This stoneware sculpture obtained the second prize in the 7th International Ceramic Biennial Ciudad de Talavera, Spain.

Length 95 cm
Width 24 cm
Height 48 cm

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