Yola Vale and Paulo Alves are two artists who work in Proença-a-Nova creating incredibly vibrant pieces in ceramics, which build upon traditional knowledge to create very modern pieces of art.
The hand-bound notebooks and albums made by Librellula for the Aldeias do Xisto Stores use traditional motives illustrated by Monia Nilsen and silk-screened onto high quality materials. A limited edition.
The paper-maché line of products, like the masks by Kerocom, has several proposals which are a colourful expressions of the cultural imagination of the artists.
Elza Pereira's works are artistic pieces of creativity that appeal to a wide range of women. Enameled onto silver, they burst colours and are incredibly popular.
There's much more to local products than simply tradition: to prove it there is the Casa das Tecedeiras ("weaver's house") which combines traditional methods with new designs.
Carved in wood, these pieces are born out the imagination of the artists living in the Schist Villages — for example Kerstin Thomas, who lives and works in Cerdeira for more than 20 years.
Cheese, smoked sausages, honey, wine, liquor, jams, teas, aromatic herbs, olive oil, cereals, all organic, all directly from the producer, with the real taste of traditional Portuguese products.