TIERRA DE ARCILLAS — JULIA Y MILENA
Tierra de arcillas are a small ceramics studio located at the foot of the Alpujarra Almeria, in the south of Spain. Behind this project we are Julia and Milena; Julia obsessed with the search for the origin; Milena passionate about light and darkness.
The main goal of Tierra de arcillas is to give back to the object its identity, making its origin visible, and that is why we use local wild clays to create our own clay body and glazes, adapting the clay or adapting ourselves to each clay that we find on our way to work with her.
PIECES THAT TELLS STORIES
Our workshop is located at the foot of the Andarax river, in the province of Almeria. Known for its deserts and arid mountains, Almeria has always been a land of clay. From prehistoric times to the present day, there have been many people who for centuries have been dedicated to producing ceramic objects using the resources around them. Our main philosophy is to refine the shapes of these objects and innovate with local materials, preserving the properties and features of traditional pottery. Thus, surrounded by chromatisms ranging from grey to the purest brown, the extraction of clays and minerals from the surrounding area turns our pieces into a reflection of our environment.
WE ARE WHERE WE EAT
Beyond the well-known saying ‘We are what we eat’, at Tierra de Arcillas we firmly believe that ‘We are where we eat’. We cook, serve and eat every day on plates of different colours, shapes and materials capable of transmitting how we are and what our customs are. Through the simplicity of our pieces we want to bring to the table the calm and slowness of the passage of time that characterises handmade ceramics. Objects that reveal the purity of their lines and materials, feeling the earth on our table. Ceramics with an origin that makes us aware of the place and the moment.
LET’S DO SOMETHING TOGETHER
In our workshop we combine the production of collections with specific projects, so if you have an idea in mind write us to email@example.com, we will be happy to know what’s on your mind and we can develop the idea together.
Siempreviva in the mountains near Illar