How would you define what you do?
We design from concepts, for example the sea and the coast; rain and drought; the local and the global; memory. Our ceramic firings imitate geological processes – we mix mineral compounds and fire them in the kiln at high temperatures. We want the relationship with our pieces to be a visual and, above all, a tactile experience.
What do you consider your skills?
We are known for approaching projects conceptually: combining design, 3D-printing, plaster mould making and handmade glazing. Sometimes we distort the pieces by hand to produce organic shapes. We make lacquers from raw materials: quartz, kaolin, ashes and piles of earth – meaning our objects are sustainable and natural.
How do you express tradition and innovation in your work?
We make pieces from the Galician tradition that we reinterpret in our own way by combining different features from other cultures. We innovate through a semi-industrialised production process, which involves 3D prototyping and mass production of pieces using plaster moulds.
Could your trade be at risk of disappearing?
Potentially. But we demonstrate that as a small group of rural women producers we can stand on our own two feet. We manage with what we have, without much freedom. We want to reach the maximum of our capacity, working to do what we like and what we can do.