Based in Palhaça, near Aveiro, João Monteiro runs a small workshop previously owned by his father, where familiar feelings spark the minute we enter the door. Fátima, who has been working with João and his father before him, for over 30 years, tell us, while mixing the glaze with her bare hand, how the secret for a perfect glazing is in the constant movement, the only tool she needs is a soft brush to correct small imperfections, the rest of the work is done only using her hands. Márcio, a very gentle and caring human being who found in ceramics his purpose. Filled with positivity and good energies, he is the youngest member of the team, he has learned everything he knows working side by side with João for the last 8 years. They all share the same concern about the future of the industry and their dream is to have a space that can host schools in order to expose younger generations to the magic of handmade ceramic.