Sylvain Bongard was born in 1959, Geneva, Switzerland. He moved to Portugal as a child in 1970, only to leave for four years to complete his studies in England and Germany.
Returning permanently to the Algarve in 1980, he realized his dream to dedicate his energy full time to art in 1987 from which time he has created innumerate works for public spaces and private exhibition in Portugal and abroad.
"My sculptures in stoneware clay reflect my respect and attention to nature using my observational ability to recreate wildlife pieces full of life, impact and humor. The pieces don’t aim to copy from nature but embellish it".
Tara Ezaguy Bongard
Tara Ezaguy Bongard was born in 1970, London, England. From Anglo-Portuguese parents her childhood was shared between England and Portugal, finalizing her studies in England.
Settling in Israel for 10 years she apprenticed in woodwork then moving on to work with glass painting and fusing,
Returning to live permanently to Portugal in 2005.
"I chose to dedicate to sculpting using stoneware clay,My work on people is inspired by the structure, and perfect imperfections of the human form.Representations of nature through observation leads me to interpret what is common around us into a decorative sometimes abstract piece."