I pick up the primitive form: the one given by the lathe. Thus, the forms of my works are related to those of the primitive ceramics of all countries and all civilizations, and they have only come from my hands. My inventive and personal work is in the glazes and colours: here I am looking for the new.
Josep Llorens Artigas is one of the main renovators of western ceramic art. His work was driven by the noucentista spirit of Barcelona, by the resurgence of ceramic in France and by his exhaustive study of the Song dynasty ceramics.
Throughout his career, which he dedicated almost entirely to ceramics, Artigas focused on eliminating the decoration of the vases and achieving the maximum quality and beauty in his refined work of glazing. The material that characterizes his practice is stoneware; a type of clay that he used and researched for decades. Stoneware is composed of clay, sandstone and silica; is dense, impermeable and opaque.