|Francisco Brennand was born on a farm near Várzea do Capibaribe, in Recife and from an early age received a very European education. His artistic work is well known, and his efforts in recovering the old clay making plant founded by his father in 1917 are noteworthy. That’s where he has his workshop, where he’s been working for the past 35 years, building a world of his own. His creations and creatures are perhaps much more erudite than popular, but his roots are very much in the traditions of the North East . He is very clear about this: “(...) Maybe I need to reach out to a bigger sense of being Brazilian, in a way that the main characteristic of Brazilian art and its artists is to let each one express themselves in their own way, perhaps by omission or indifference, but enjoying great freedom. I’ve explored this independence especially in my ceramic work, almost reaching to insanity in the shapes I make, which are related to the sources of life”. In a grand, simple gesture, Brennand allows us to enter these sources in the magnificent space – where he works and lives.