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Spain’s vibrant culture is an antidote to an often apathetic world. It’s capital city is brimming with unique artisanal treasures. A passion for natural materials brings a new dimension to the Spanish craft culture and makes this attractive European metropole even more exciting. Let Madrid tell you a new story of natural beauty through contemporary interpretations of traditional, locally sourced or ancestral materials.

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1 Master Artisan Déborah Abizanda Ceramicist Déborah Abizanda sources her raw material clay mainly in the Valencia area, which creates a deep connection with her home country. Doctor Fourquet 35,
28012 Madrid, Spain
Monday to Thursday 11:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 20:30, Friday 11:00 - 14:30 / 16:00 - 19:00 and Saturday 11:30 - 15:00 More
2 Master Artisan Martin Ruíz de la Prada Woodworker Martin Ruíz de la Prada’s wood pieces require attention and care, during the final sanding he gives the wood a smooth and matt effect, enhancing the material’s natural beauty. Calle Anita Vindel 27,
28023 Madrid, Spain
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3 Master Artisan Eva Hernández Ceramicist Eva Hernandez loves the thrill of crafting with an ancestral material, of touching the earth with her hands. Calle San Marcelo 2, Local 1,
28017 Madrid, Spain
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:30 More
4 Rising Star Marta Herrero Arias Paper cutter Marta Herrero Arias has always been fascinated by the magic of touching and feeling materials, occasionally incorporating wasabi or paper recycled from textiles or organic waste. P.º de los Melancólicos 9, 1A-B,
28005 Madrid, Spain
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5 Master Artisan Alina Macías & Veronica Bellina Textile dyer Alina Macías & Veronica Bellina produce a hundred percent natural dyes, extracting colours from the landscape and reflecting the seasonal changes. Calle de María Zayas 23,
28039 Madrid, Spain
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6 Shop Ábbatte Ábbatte shop aims to maintain an intangible heritage using natural materials and traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation. Calle de Villanueva 27,
28001 Madrid, Spain
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00/16:00 - 20:00 More
7 Shop Cocol Every item in Cocol shop tells a story. Pottery, baskets, blown glass, hats; handcrafted pieces, each personally chosen by Pepa Entrena, the owner of this marvellous shop in the heart of Madrid. Costanilla de San Andrés 18,
28005 Madrid, Spain
Monday to Friday 11:30 - 14:30/17:00 - 20:30, Saturday 11:30 - 18:00 - Sunday 11:30 - 16:00 More
8 courses Basket weaving demonstration in Madrid Javier S. Medina has worked for many years reinventing the traditional craft of basket weaving to create eco-friendly pieces and he offers workshops for participants to experience the entire creative process. Calle El Escorial 28,
28004 Madrid, Spain
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9 Master Artisan Charo Iglesias Milliner Charo Iglesias’ workshop is where ideas, colours, dreams but also materials come together to create not just an accessory but a beautiful finishing touch to an outfit. Calle San Roque 12,
28004 Madrid, Spain
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10 Master Artisan Belén Huidobro & Juan Aresti Wallpaper maker After opening their workshop BuenaVentura, Belén and Juan began designing a hundred percent cotton wallpaper made in a 17th-century mill with no chlorine or acid. Paseo Imperial 8,
28005 Madrid, Spain
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11 Shop Real Fábrica Española With its varied collections of baskets from Majorcan palm trees or Riojan mohair blankets, Real Fábrica Española honours artisanal Spanish craftsmanship and local materials. Calle Cervantes 9,
28014 Madrid, Spain
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 21:00 More