Joana Poulastrou Adkins
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Joana Poulastrou Adkins

COUNTRY
Spain

CATEGORY
A

EDITION
2012 - Finalist

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.

INSPIRATION

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).

MATERIALS USED

A basic organic cotton fabric of natural colour. I sewed with threads of natural and brown colours.