Antonio Poteiro’s (1925 – 2010) birth name is Antonio Baptista de Souza. He was born in Santa Cristina, Portugal, and moved to Brazil as a young boy. In Brazil he worked as a potter, where he earned the name “Poteiro,” meaning “potter.” He transitioned from potter to ceramic artist and eventually to painter, at the advice of Siron Franco, a local artist. Poteiro has said that he sculpts and paints images from his imagination, his dreams, and the Bible. His art shows an intelligent use of color and repetition.From “Icharo” about Antonio Poteiro.