Carrillo Romero, Joan (ESP)

First name: 
Carrillo Romero
Year of birth: 
Campillos (Malaga)
Country of birth: 
Working period: 

Joan Carrillo is born in Campillos (Malaga) in 1948. He visits the Art and Craft School in Olot, Catalunya from 1963 till 1967. He works in 1968 in the workshop of the brothers Serra in Barcelona. He opens his own workshop in Riudaura near Olot in 1970. He is member of the Academia International Ceramic in Geneva (Switzerland) and co-founder of the potters cooperative "Coure". For his series "Personatges mitologics contemporanis" he received the first national award of ceramics of Manises, Valencia in 1986. In 2001 Joan had an exhibition in Utrechtse Aarde - Keramisch Atelier - Galerie, Utrecht (NL) followed in 2003 by an exhibition in Gallery Brigitte Reuter in Utrecht (NL) and in 2008 in the Potters Museum De Tiendschuur (NL).

Adress: Carrillo Romero - Afores. S/N, 17179 Riudaura, Girona - 0972268032

Pictures: Portrait Joan Carrillo in 1973 (source eN.caiX.aR); Joan Carrillo at the wheel (source eN.caiX.aR); large vase (collection Hans & Inge Fuchs, The Netherlands); vase with luster effects (source:; vase (source

Work of the artist: 

Joan Carillo Romero method of working is in the same technique as of Jordi Serra. This technique is going back to the Iraqi and Persian ceramic tradition of the 9th Century. The application of extremely thin layers of metal oxides creates in three firing processes a beautiful metal luster.