The Artist

Paula Fani Sneider Unger or Paula Unger, as she is known in the art world, was born in São Paulo, on June 28, 1954. She studied Plastic Arts at the School of Beaux Arts of São Paulo, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in education.

In 1979 she decided to work with handmade pottery.

The artist has her own atelier in São Paulo, the Integrated Arts Space, which besides pottery, is also open to other types of art. Her art pieces are exposed and sold here. She also gives high-temperature ceramic courses and work environment sustainability courses.

Ms Unger is also the owner of Unger’s Pottery House, an art gallery in the city of Monte Verde, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

For the last ten years, she has been dedicated to the discovery of a simple and winding universe, where circles and spirals carry on a never-ending dialog, inviting us to engage in a playful and creative journey.

Besides utilitarian and decorative pottery she also produces sculptures. Her research material includes natural textures, such as rocks, tree barks, stones from the Grand Canyon, mountains in the  Neguev desert, the Andes range, Serra da Mantiqueira in the Southeast of Brazil, among others.