I visited an atelier of Brazilian artist, Leia Sgro. She has lived outside of Brazil for 15 years as an expats, and finally back here. The country that influenced her most so far is Japan, where she has lived for 4 years. She learned chabako decoration, raku ceramics and jewelry making in Japan, and she is introducing her works/Japanese culture in Brazil. If you are interested in her ceramic and jewelry lessons in English, please contact her from her site.