Cristina Figarola


Sculpture, Ceramic on Ceramic

Size: 15.7 W x 76.8 H x 15.7 D in

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Totems with compositions based on piled up ceramic pieces from the area of utility ceramics. ​ Bowls, vases and plates that, when put out of context, turn into abstract geometric figures. - Once formed on the potter’s wheel, they are deformed and drilled in order to line them up on an iron tube, creating vertical shapes

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Sculpture:Ceramic on Ceramic

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Size:15.7 W x 76.8 H x 15.7 D in

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I was born in Barcelona in 1962 and I graduated in Fine Arts in Cuenca's University. I am currently working on the creation of Totems, made up of stacked pieces of stoneware, which come from the field of utilitarian ceramics. I use shapes with expressive deformations, fitting them into columns of variable composition. When I started working in this craft, I realised that everything revolved around the feminine. The earth, the circle and the shapes that emerge from this millenary technique produce utilitarian pieces that are the mark of ancient civilisations, apparently fragile, but which have survived thousands of years underground. The superimposition of ceramic pieces crossed by an iron rod was born as a symbol of women's work, care and generosity towards their loved ones, and at the same time alludes to the feminine role and its historical link with the domestic sphere. Now the work of the Totems has become a game for me, where I thread necklaces on a human scale.

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