One of the most important cultural centers in Recife, the Francisco Brennand Ceramic Workshop attracts tourists, locals, artists and amateurs alike. This impressive sculpture gallery and garden honor the works one of Brazil’s renowned ceramic artists, Francisco Brennand. Founded by the artist himself, Brennand created the workshop on a large piece of land located within the bustling city of Recife to showcase his life’s work, as well as create a workshop for sculpture and ceramic artists.
The expansive grounds are dotted with galleries, outdoor sculptures, and ponds amid a tropical landscape. Visitors can roam freely on the winding paths, in and out of the breezy buildings and workspaces and admire Brennand’s famously exotic, sensual and mysterious sculptures. Highlights include an ornate ceramic gazebo, intricate ceramic tiles, a sundial and sculptures incorporated into fountains and ponds.
The Francisco Brennand Ceramic Workshop is located at Propriedade Santos Cosme e Damião s/n in the Várzea neighborhood of Recife. It is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday until 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is R$10 for adults and R$5 for students, teachers and seniors over 60.