|Raimundo Pantaleão Gurjão was born in Macapá, and says his grandfather was a man from Ceará who started to make puppets with rubber sap when he moved to the Amazon. This is a recurring theme in the work of this teacher, who was enchanted by clay which he mixes with cement, sawdust and epoxy. But that’s not all. He transforms everything he comes across, roots, shells, natural pigments, stones and manganese, all very common in the area.
Unstoppable researcher, Raimundo Pantaleão – as he signs his pieces – is proud of living on the Equator, in the Amazonic region, and proud of being Brazilian far from the South and Southeast, always defending the beauty of his unique, mixed people.
Pantaleão dedicated his graduation work at art school to the potters of Maruanum.