To date, this has been Lucina's (Motcy) most challenging and time-consuming collection. The preparation of each model took the artist days to achieve the desired result. With these pieces, Lucina always set to rescue some ancestral technique with a contemporary touch. Of note, this collection was produced during a difficult stage for the artist as she navigated some personal challenges and life's unexpected blows. For her, these pieces reflect her journey through these struggles and are the result of love and light and what happens when you calm your heart and mind.
These designs are part of a collaboration with two artisans from Talavera Salazar in Puebla, MX. The Talavera pieces were designed by Motcy and especially made with her designs in mind. The artisans worked meticulously to bring these designs to life, and Motcy, using wire wrapping techniques, completed the designs in Dallas, TX.
Talavera ceramic is typical of the state of Puebla, Mexico. It is known for its white background with designs in blue, yellow, black, green, orange, and mauve. Original Talavera pottery from Puebla is only made in the state, specifically in the towns of Atlixco or Cholula, due to the high quality of the clays found in these regions and the four-centuries-old traditional manufacturing. Talavera is a blend of Chinese, Italian, Spanish, and native ceramic manufacturing techniques. This tradition was born in this beautiful state and is known as Talavera Poblana, making it different from other Spanish Talavera.
- Elaboration Time:
- Wire Wrapping: 3 hours
- Talavera: 3-4 days
- Material: Talavera from Puebla, Baroque Pearl
- Metal: gold plated, hypoallergenic, nickel free
- Technique: The beveled baroque pearl is intricately wound with wire and then secured using a coiling gizmo, making a beveled effect by only using wire.
Care Instructions: This item should be kept in a dry space when not wearing.