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Martha Pachon Rodriguez

Martha Pachon Rodriguez Porcelain maker
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Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
+39 3337228967
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The human side of porcelain

  • • Martha is originally from Colombia
  • • She makes sculptural series, installations and jewellery
  • • Many of her creations are assembled from lots of single crafted pieces

Martha Pachon Rodriguez is a porcelain artist originally from Colombia. She was initiated to art and craftsmanship by her father who, for Christmas, instead of giving her dolls, used to give her craft materials to enhance her creativity and her manual skills. She trained as an art teacher and her final thesis, focusing on porcelain, was selected by the Bank of Colombia for display. Martha first came to Italy to study the local ceramic culture and cultivate her skills, but circumstances led her to stay since her work caught the interest of many local institutions. Currently, her practice is divided between three lines of work: sculptures, installations and a precious production of porcelain jewellery. Recently, she opened MPR STUDIO, where artisans from other sectors – embroiderers, light designers, woodworkers, goldsmiths – share a creative space and collaborate on large projects.

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Sea Flower

Marine creatures are the iconographic inspiration for this Sea Flower sculpture. The technique requires meticulous work using coloured porcelain. The leaves are cut and finished individually, then inserted one by one to form the final piece.

Photo: ©Raffaele Tassinari

A mix of human eroticism and animal nature coexist in these sculptural conical shapes. The technique requires meticulous work using coloured porcelain and mosaic inlay. The single parts are made by hand, finished one by one and inserted to construct the final piece.

Photo: ©Raffaele Tassinari
Floating World

This is a still life composed of translucent porcelain vases with fluid and liquid colours, created through the complex technique invented by Martha Pachon Rodriguez: mosaic composed of pigmented porcelain dowels inlaid in a very thin body.

Photo: ©Raffaele Tassinari
Starfish Series

Marine creatures are the iconographic inspiration for these Starfish grey porcelain sculptures-bowls. The technique requires meticulous work using thin layers of coloured porcelain superimposed and precisely carved to obtain compositions of vibrant colours.

Photo: ©Raffaele Tassinari

In search of translucent porcelain, Martha Pachon Rodriguez has created light sculpture-chalices. Through a long process, she drilled and smoothed the liquid porcelain until it became eggshell thin with silky surfaces, and then firing at high temperatures above 1280°C.

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