Valencian Community Crafts Awards

A piece of mine has been finalist in the 2021 “Valencian Community Crafts” Awards in its 8th edition, in the Vanguard section.

The next step is for the jury to decide the winners of each of the categories.

 

Hopefully I am one of them !!

 

The characteristics of this award are:

 

VANGUARD AWARD

Object. The purpose of this award is to reward works characterized by their high creative value and their innovative spirit from a functional and formal perspective, evaluating the following aspects:

- The adaptation or reinterpretation of a traditional design in its formal aspects and / or

functional, and / or the innovative use of traditional materials or processes

- The technical and formal quality

- Adaptation to the market and commercial potential

 

For me it is a great honor to be part of the 11 leading artisan companies in the Valencian Community in terms of innovation and modernization of textile crafts.

Poncho merino wool

My piece is an interpretation of the "Poncho" used in the past by transhumant shepherds and that was made of woolen (coarse) full-bodied fabric.

 

Piece made from natural fibers beaten and felted manually on a cotton base:

 

- 19 micron Merino Wool

- Lana Gotland

- Lana Gray Face Dartmoor (breed in danger of extinction)

- Alpaca (at least 40% of the piece)

- Cashmere

 Poncho merino wool

All fibers come from Welfair certified herds (Animal Welfare). The animals graze free on land without sulfates or other chemicals.

 

The cotton base is unmercerized and unsealed (actually, it is a cotton fabric used to make cheese).

 

It is a felt made by hand on a woven base with a plain weave.

 

The placement of the fibers on the base varies according to the design; in this case, they are whipped manually until the fibers and the fabric are perfectly interwoven, by means of a mechanical process based on heat and friction.

Merino wool Poncho

I transcribe the complete note that the Valencian Community Handicraft Center has posted on its website:

 

The eighth edition of the Valencian Community Handicraft Awards, convened by the Valencian Community Handicraft Center, in order to encourage artisanal creation, innovation, commitment to sustainable development, adaptation to market trends, and reward The know-how of the artisans of the Valencian Community, through their social and business recognition, has as finalists nominated in the different categories the following candidates:

 

 

Valencian Community Crafts:

ARTURO MORA BENAVENT

FORN VELARTE SL

JOSE MARIN RUIZ

LA CERAMICA DE ALZIRA S.L.

MEGA MOBILIARIO S.L.

 

 

Tradition:

ANA NAVARRO GARCIA

ARMANDO DIAZ RODRIGUEZ

BEGOÑA BARRERA IBAÑEZ

BENITO LOZANO WHITE

EVA ESCAMILLA TAMARIT

INES PIQUERAS GARCIA

MARIA JOSE ARANDA MARTINEZ

MERCEDES ALMAZAN ALCACER

SIMONE SIMONS

LA CERAMICA DE ALZIRA S.L.

 

 

Vanguard:

ADRIAN SALVADOR CANDELA

ARMANDO DIAZ RODRIGUEZ

ARTESANIA EN VIDRIO J SORRIBES S.L.U.

ARTURO MORA BENAVENT

CARMEN PERIS ROCA

DANIELA SANZ JOHNSON

EVA FERRER NUÑEZ

Mª CONCEPCIÓN MENENDEZ GARCÍA

MARCEL LA PAYA SENABRE

TERESA TORMO BELTRAN

TIZIANA CHIARA + EUGENIA BOSCA MIRALLES

 

 

Innovate:

ANTIGA BREWING COMPANY S.L.

BEGOÑA PEREZ FERNANDEZ

BOCADOSCON S S.L.

CARNES VIVER S.L.

CERVEZA ARTESANA ALEGRÍA S.L.

RODRIGO EMBOTITS ARTESANS S.L.

 

 

Image:

ASUNCIÓN PENALVA MORA

CRISTINA VICENT BLASCO, S.L.U.

GUITARRAS RAIMUNDO S.A.

TAPIZADOS CALSE S.L.

TERCER TIEMPO CERVEZA ARTESANA S.L.U.

 

 

New talents:

ALEJANDRO CHALER MARCOS

ALINA BUDIAK

ANA BELEN BERENGUER PEREZ

CARLOS CASAS RICO

ESTHER BOUZADA ARELLANO

LETICIA MARTÍ CAMUS

MARIA MARTÍ ESCRIHUELA

MARÍA SALCEDO HUELAMO

PABLO VERDES GUAITA

PILAR VIEDMA GIL DE VERGARA

SALOMÉ PEREZ SALAS LATORRE

 

 

Artisan woman:

ASUNCIÓN PENALVA MORA

CRISTINA VICENT BLASCO

ELISABET MORENO ZAPATA

EVA FERRER NUÑEZ

IRENE DORADO GARCÍA

ISABEL BALAGUER SÁNCHEZ

LUCIA LORENTE RAMAJO

MARIA JOSÉ ARANDA MARTÍNEZ

SILVIA MÓNICA CURVETTO

TIZIANA CHIARA

 

 

The pieces and the finalist nominations will soon be exhibited in a joint exhibition in the temporary exhibition hall of the Valencian Community Handicraft Center.

 

From the Centro de Artesanía de la Comunitat Valenciana we convey our sincere congratulations to all those selected candidates, thanking everyone for their participation.

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