Joao Batista Mendes Cardoso

Joao Batista Mendes Cardoso (better known as Fico) was born in Espinho Branco on the island of Santiago, Cabo Verde. The oldest of six siblings, Fico is a self taught ceramist and artist. His inspiration, he says, comes from daily life and stories his father told him when he was a child. Fico can be contacted by e-mail at His telephone number is 5212525.

Gallery of photos featuring some of his work.