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Julieta Álvarez

  • Ceramicist
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Master Artisan
Julieta Álvarez Ceramicist
Contact
Spanish, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 911766764
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Beauty from imperfections

  • • Julieta's jewellery is part art and part sculpture
  • • Her ceramics have international appeal
  • • She draws inspiration from fine art, fashion and nature

When she was a child, Julieta Álvarez used to play with clay pellets that her father, a sculptor, brought home. Later, she graduated in fashion design at the IED in Madrid. She studied ceramics with Resu Labrador. She started modelling clay after she had had enough of working long hours in front of a computer. She needed more real and less digital work. Nowadays, Julieta creates jewellery and decorative objects she models by hand, she applies enamel with brushes and finishes with a golden lustre. “My work is in a constant process of evolution and experimentation. I seek to create beauty out of the world’s imperfections.” Her creations have reached shops in the Pompidou Centre, the Reina Sofia and the Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg. Currently, Julieta is the designer of the new jewellery collections for the porcelain house, Lladro.

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Works

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Mobile Hoop

This mobile is a decorative object that combines different materials such as ceramic, wood and metal. Suspended from the ceiling, it shows different faces depending on its position. It has soft colours such as pink and white and more saturated tones such as navy. This piece makes air and empty space its main element.

Length 50 cm
Width 50 cm
Height 50 cm

Photo: ©David Diez
Golden Coral

Golden Coral is a white earthenware ceramic sculpture that forms part of a series of similar objects of different sizes. All of them are unique, as they are handmade and not moulded. The light falls on its organic and curved shapes, finished with a golden lustre inside, reflecting a countless number of sparkles.

Length 22 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 15 cm

Photo: ©David Diez
Mobile Constelaciones

This decorative object combines different materials such as ceramic, wood and metal. It hangs from the ceiling, showing different faces depending on its position. Finished in white and golden tones, it makes air and empty space its main element. Made on request, it requires a waiting time of 2-3 weeks for shipment.

Length 180 cm
Width 180 cm
Height 195 cm

Photo: ©David Diez
Colourful vase

This vase, shaped with irregular forms and made entirely by hand, clearly shows the marks of the artisan's fingers. It simulates an object that is seemingly falling or melting. The final decoration is done with brushes.

Height 24 cm
Width 18 cm

Photo: ©Jose Senoran
Georgia collection

The Georgia collection is inspired by the work of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, the mother of American modernism. It features ten models, in four different colour versions, with red as the new standard.

Length 42 cm

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