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Xilogravura Printing Art at Gravura House Santos photographed by Roseanna Murray

Last Sunday I ventured out to true hidden gem here in Santos. Through the recommendation of a friend, I travelled out to the ‘Gravura House’ to visit their Christmas Market specializing in Xilogravoura printing. Read more.

Gravura Christmas Market in Santos SP photographed by Roseanna Murray

When I arrived the place was buzzing with hip, crafty, alternative people, I was in my element, I felt like I had found a part of Santos which I was missing from home, mixing with likeminded arty people.

Christmas Gold Star Origami Garland Gravura House Santos photographed by Roseanna Murray

During my visit I was welcomed with open arms by the owner of the Gravurar House Márcia Santos. She was a wonderful host & gave me an insight into the house and how it works as a workshop, event space and gallery for young and upcoming Print Artist. I was also giving a quick tour around her beautiful building which she has lovingly restored revealing the original raw red brick (something which always reminds of England) with exposed metal pipes, creating a modern industrial vibe to the building, which feel perfectly in balance with the function of the house.

Xilogravura Printing Press Brazilian Art at Gravura House Santos photographed by Roseanna Murray

As you entered the building there was an original metal printing press and all around there were Xilogravura tools on display hanging from hooks and stacked on shelves, giving you a glimps into the the world of this beautiful Brazilian art form.  

Xilogravura Printing Tools Brazilian Art at Gravura House Santos photographed by Roseanna Murray

 Xilogravura Art at Gravura Christmas Market in Santos SP photographed by Roseanna Murray

The market was filled with a talented group of Santista artists including Julian Campos, who I happened to come across the week before at another friends Christmas ceramic market. Julian has taken Xilogravura and made it his own, with distinctive designs based around for formation of twins, skeltons and keep sakes symbols to our memories such as a tooth, a key and small insects.

Xilograura Print Art by Brazilian Artist Julian Campos photographed by Roseanna Murray

He has elevated his Xilogravura print art onto other medium including porcelain, canvas textiles which are hand embroidered with his designs as well as the traditional print form which are produced with his colour pallet of red, black and blue.

Xilogravura Porcelain by Brazilian artist Julian Campos photograph by Roseanna Murray

Face embroidery by talented artist Julian CamposJulian Campos embroidering his Xilogravura design onto fabric.

As well as Xilograurva there was many other artists showcasing their beautiful handmade craft art loving public of Santos.

Rustic Ceramic expresso cups by Brazilian Artist Selma Fukai

Rustic Ceramic expresso tea cup by Brazilian Artist Selma FukaiGorgeous earthy rustic ceramic expresso cups  and saucers by the Brazilian artist Selma Fukai.

Rustic Wooded recycled Christmas Trees by Brazilian artist at Gravura Christmas Market in Santos SP photographed by Roseanna MurrayRustic recycled wooden Christmas Trees by Mudo Reciclagem.

Brazilian Xilogravura Art at the Graurva House Santos photographed by Roseanna Murray

Plus many various Xilograura prints for local artists.

Brazilian Grafetti Art at Gravura House Santos photographed by Roseanna Murray

Street Grafetti outside Gravurar House Santos SP

If you would like to know more about Gravurar House or take part in one of the up coming courses contact Márcia Santtos here.

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