Could you classify and name the pieces you make?
My vessels bring us closer to the world of ceramics both for their appearance and for the process itself. I define it as 'textile pottery'. I'm interested in investigating the expressive capacity of cotton rope and in giving rigidity, weight and volume to material without consistency, just by sewing it.
Do you seek to create pieces that appear to be what they are not?
I like the ambiguity that occurs between the appearance of the vessel and what it is, and to play with what we perceive of it. A vessel is an object used to contain liquids. In this case that condition of use, due to the material from which it is made, does not occur, but, nevertheless the image of the vessel remains in our memory.
© Cristina Vallejo
Why do you love your profession?
Because I can express myself differently in each proposal, and thus seek the uniqueness and permanence of each piece. I love the slow rhythm of working with my hands and being close to the material to know how it behaves and discover its possibilities.
Is your craft in danger?
"A Rope in the Shape of a Vase" is a new proposal with which I want to vindicate the use of common material and a simple technique: machine stitching, but applied differently. I do not consider it a craft with a tradition that could disappear.