Artesanía, una retrospectiva - Craftwork, a retrospective
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
An asymmetric cloak made with the traditional technique of “Smock Stitch”. Embroidering three-dimensional volumes I shaped the garment freely over the mannequin, and I let myself be carried away by improvisation as the different possibilities appeared during the making process.
The main concept was craftwork while pottery was the mean of expression. I tried to recover the values of traditional handycraft to achieve authenticity. By simulating the work of the old potters, I got inspiration in the “mouths” and “spouts” typical of clay “botijos” (drinking jugs).
A basic organic cotton fabric of natural colour. I sewed with threads of natural and brown colours.