Blossoms and spirals keep each other company in catchalls filled with Lenca artistry. With a background in anthropology and ceramic arts, Alessandra Foletti collaborates with Lenca artisans in Honduras. They craft each ceramic bowl by hand and adorn it with negative or resist techniques. However, Lenca ceramists wish to keep secret the materials they use to create the black motifs on the ivory color surface.
- Set of 2
- This is a unique handcrafted item. Color and/or patterns may slightly vary.
- Each: 1.5 H x 6 W x 6 D in
- 1.2 lbs
The artisan behind ...
"This is an act of love toward women artisans, but it hasn't been all that easy."
"Art runs in my family: my grandmother used to paint, two of my uncles were jewelry makers, a cousin sculpts, and my mother painted beautiful compositions on silk. I was born in Trento (Italy) and my career in painting and ceramics began in Switzerland and Italy. I studied engineering in Switzerland, then anthropology in Mexico. In 1983 my husband and I moved to Honduras to work with the Lenca people and here I began an ethnographic research on their artisanal traditions, especially pottery. Thanks to the research I met many women ceramists, and I was able to publish a book together with Honduras' Anthropology and History Institute... read more