My Studio in Villa de Leyva is excellent... extraordinary... awesome!!! Filled of light and warmth, spacious, well done. And the less well-done finishing touches I try not to see (even if I do see them!).
We have been in La Cueva these past four months (Jan-May 2015).
During these months I have finished up left over pieces. Finished. Given away. Closed.
New work! I started with a "Floor Mural" with Maya signs from the Maya Calendar. Coki built her home in Subachoque, Cundinamarca, Colombia, and it is for her labyrinth there in the garden.
The second Project has been with Gustavo. He is the brightest, sweetest boy with a physical problem in his movements. (severe juvenile arthritis). I offered him to teach pottery. He can create, make his own pieces and later on sell them. So we started with Pottery Workshop. Soon after his sister Liliana joined in and a young couple, neighbors also started to work as a group. Four artists, full of enthusiasm and wishing to work full strength. We had two months of class and learned the basic work with clay: pinch pots, coils, slabs and how to combine the techniques. They made a self-portrait, a set, some dishes and mugs and jewlery using both clay and Egiptian Paste, during the last two weeks.
They sent me a photo while working, "pottery class without our teacher'.
Leather hard clay tiles, cut to fit the central area of the labyrinth
|Pottery class: make sheep with live model|
En la clase de cerámica, hacer ovejas con modelo vivo
|Pintura en seda. Un trabajo para Alejo de 0.80m x 3 m.|