passion for stone is hard to explain.
The fact that he was practically born in the
quarry of Alpalhão made António Pedroso a lover
of the granites that carefully come out of the bowels of the
They are large blocks of a unique gray that
give rise to well polished plates that are distributed by
several parts of the world. Whether for kitchen or bathroom
countertops, wall and floor coverings and even for funerary
decoration, we can find the Granite of Alpalhão a little
António Pedroso takes on the role of
sculptor, working both arts as a way to create something from
the rough block. There are those who say that the sculpting
bed does not create anything, because it only removes the
excess that surrounds the piece that exists there. Easy to
say, but only within reach of true artists.
Integrated in the Festival and distributed
throughout the common areas of Hotel Monte Filipe, we can
find several works by António Pedroso as well as pieces
by other authors belonging to his personal collection.