Juan Pere Català Roig is a ceramic artist and great craftsman, born in Puigpunyent, son of a ceramist mother. In 1994 he decided to study ceramics at the Art School of Palma to help with his mother’s business. Nowadays, Juan Pere’s activity triangulates between production, teaching and exhibitions.
His methods are unconventional and unique, he drawns his inspirations from two main sources - his mother and the art of Raku (japanese ceramic technique). Outside of his studio, he has built a Japanese oven to bake his works in the colder months.
Juan lives and works in a small city of Pòrtol, Mallorca where his beautiful atelier is based.
Juan was photographed by Carlos Torrico Moll
HOW THEY WORK is a nonprofit project that aims to bring together creative artists from all over the Balearic Islands.
The website seeks to present some rare, behind-the-scenes insights into the life and work of local artists and artisans at their studios. In order to capture the unique character of their work, we provided different photographers for each participant of the project. We hope this website will serve as a useful guide for anyone interested in discovering and supporting their work.
We strongly believe in local communities as a source of health, creativity and support. Nowadays they seem especially important against the selfish individualism and wasteful consumerism that contribute to the destruction of our planet. We wish this website to be the beginning of many beautiful relationships and creative connections.
This project has been founded by Accidente con Flores studio.
It would not be possible without the help of our dear friends:
Maciek Goldsztejn - web development
Nuria @isla_et_nomade - social media, and team support
Thank you very much!
All the amazing photographers who agreed to participate and share with us their incredible talent:
Aina Costa / @ainacostaroca
Aina Maria Cantallops / @simplyesimplye
Alejandra Orleans / @aleaorleans
Bárbara Vidal / @barbara.vidal
Carlos Torrico / www.carlostorrico.es
Cecilia Renard / @ceciliarenard
Claire O'Keefe / @claireokeefe
Elisabeth Salcedo / @eligolondrina
Espe Perelló / @espe__
Florence Campbell / www.florencecampbell.es
Jorge da Bahía / www.jorgedabahia.com
Laura Wencker /www.laurawencker.com
Lola Maraver / @lomaraver
Lorena Cao / @lorenacao
Lottie Hampson / www.lottiehampson.com
Lucía Maraver / @alkari_kraft
Lúa Oliver / www.luaoliver.com
Mariona Vilarós / www.marionavilaros.com
Nùria / @isla_et_nomade
Pep Bestard / @bestardp
Sara De Blas / @salbedara
Valentina Riccardi / www.valentinariccardi.com
William Pine / @williampine