Making Casa Cubista

 

We're proud to work with craftspeople who love their work, many of whom come from families that have practiced their craft for generations.

POTTERY

The making of a jug

Rui throws the main body of the jug on the wheel, before placing it outside to dry in the sun

Painting patterns

Painting our graphic patterns takes a practiced hand

Adding the handle

After allowing the clay to dry to a leather-hard finish, the spout and then handle are added

Final touch

Before going into the kiln, every piece is dipped into clear glaze and then the base is washed

WEAVING - RUGS

Spinning the yarn

Our weaver spins his own yarn of a mix of thread recycled from the fashion industry

At the loom

On larger rugs it takes two people, and multiple shuttles, to weave the pattern

WEAVING - LINEN

At the wooden loom

Maria has been weaving linen on her traditional wooden looms for deacdes

Pattern making

To create the pattern in her pieces, she carefully pulls up a loop of thread, one by one