A Boi and the role of iconography in textiles by Ana Maria Gomez

A: I.pron. clí. Prefijo de tercera persona. Third person conjugation Boi: s. Manta (vestido prehispánico). Plaid (pre-Hispanic “dress”) A boi: his plaid Ana Maria Gomez: I have always been fascinated with the role of iconography in textiles among different cultures. Since the traditional looming machine allows a limited set of structural combinations, it could be […]

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Ceramic and Pre-Hispanic Clay by Uxiii

As creatives, sometimes we tend to seek perfection in everything we do. My ceramic work has become that place where I can escape from perfection, where I can let myself go. Everything started as a personal need to create.  “El barro de Ticul” is clay that comes from a community outside Merida, Yucatán, México where […]

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CUCO Handmade Furniture: between human and nature

CUCO Handmade Furniture is a new concept for objects inspiring a closer relationship between human and nature. CUCO Handmade: It was the reflex of a desire to create furniture and objects defining our living space atmosphere. It started 3 years ago with a partnership between two architects who wanted to explore common references. I have an […]

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Experimenting Texture by Leah Kaplan

The story Leah Kaplan: For as long as I can remember, I have been curating found objects — from beach stones to vintage glass bottles to just about anything that can be grouped and artfully arranged. Through clay, I invent my own collections. I create and play with different groupings, paying close attention to how […]

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Canoa Lab – Part II

It could be said that our pieces and our space, CANOA-lab (a place where everyone can approach the subject through classes, open study or internships), follow current tendencies in this promising future for handcrafts. Not so much related to shape, texture or their finish but to a vital positioning towards production, market, and knowledge sharing. […]

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Canoa Lab – Part I

CANOA started as an idea around October 2015 but it wasn’t until May 2016 when it became a label at an official presentation in an open studio taking place two yearly in Russafa (Valencia). Canoa Lab: To set the project up we brought to the table our main curiosity and worries. We think the dizzying […]

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Ceramics by Karen Tinney

My background is in home product and furniture design; I attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and worked there designing professionally before relocating to Philadelphia for a new job. Throughout my schooling and in my spare time, my passion for fiber arts grew and I was always experimenting and learning new skills. […]

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Forest Wool: the pine fiber potential by Tamara Orjola

The Beginning Tamara Orjola: It all began with meticulous research about the forgotten value of plants and techniques. There is a lot of knowledge and awareness we used to pass from generation to generation which got forgotten due to the development of mass-production. Valuable local materials and techniques are left behind due to the unwillingness […]

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