Mad’in Europe project “Stories of talent by European craftsmen” has been launched as part of the program of the European Commission “European Vocational Skills Week: Discover your Talent”.
Considering its success, we decided to continue this program and to development this section further.
Our objective is to let some selected European professional craftsmen narrate their stories and show their work. We hope these story-telling will stimulate your curiosity and interest for crafts, which are part of our intangible heritage but also a different and more responsible way of buying.
To have your portrait in this section you must be a craftsman member of Mad’in Europe. Please see conditions on the registration page.
When I was turning a piece of banana tree wood that I cut with my own hands from a tree that saw me grow, which I kept and I had to cure for years before I could work and create a unique piece… I realized that a tree never dies and leaves a story behind.
La mosaïque est présente dans l’imaginaire de chacun, nous en avons de multiples exemples autour de nous. Pour moi, la mosaïque, en résumé, c’est le fait de coller des éléments sur un support, avec un objectif décoratif et/ou artistique. C’est large comme définition ! Et les possibilités sont donc vastes.
…adaptar la tradición a la vanguardia. Mis vecinos del barrio se emocionan mucho cuando ven que mis bordados los luce la mujer Michelle Obama o la cantante Pastora Soler en el Festival de Eurovisión en 2012.
Through reading the Sufi poetry I realized that the gardens were described as jeweled lands. They described plants and flowers as precious stones and that made me think that we could make a personal universe…
In 30 years, I have made many ocarinas, but none of them were the same because they were all created at different moments of my life and in each I put my feelings, my emotions and my dreams. That is why every single ocarina came out as unique and unrepeatable.
Pour moi, chaque tissage nous plonge dans une aventure humaine et artistique toujours renouvelée où l’on fait des rencontres qu’on ne pourrait faire nulle part ailleurs. Chaque tapisserie est unique et porte trace de cette charge émotionnelle.