The Cult for Beautiful Things: Ceramic Virgin

The Cult for Beautiful Things: Ceramic Virgin

 

 

 

Virginia Paz, @virgen_ceramica

At Alhaja we try to give visibility to beautiful things that beautiful people do. This project wants to support artists who deserve to be seen and recognized. Each week we will tell you a little more about people who have a special gift and we will take a closer look at their work and projects. Welcome to the Alhaja universe, the cult of beautiful things.

 

Virginia could be considered a lover of art in all its versions. After trying other disciplines, he has now made pottery and clay his way of life.

 

 
Can you tell us what you do professionally?
 
I am dedicated to the world of clay. Something that will accompany me for life. An illusion, an obsession. Love.
 
 
 
 
«Living in a city where art is in the streets
It forces you to be more demanding with your work. "
 
 
 
 
Virginia wears
Fresh Rose Pendant Limited Edition

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How has your professional career been?
 
In the field of art, I began training as a photographer and discovered that I needed a more active way of expressing myself, so I began to draw and design furniture for children's spaces. It worked for a while, but to grow we needed an investment that we couldn't afford. Always combining with other works, I was developing at an artistic level. I got pregnant and discovered pottery. I had a year-long training and then I started to work designing my own pieces. I keep evolving and discovering my profession, and I can say that ceramics have brought me something that I have been looking for for years. A curiosity for all its possibilities, tireless.

 

«I can say that ceramics have brought me something that I have been looking for for years.

 

A curiosity for all its possibilities, tireless. »

 

 

 

Virginia wears
Heirloom Hair Pins Special Edition

 

 

 

 

What are your roots? Do they influence your work?

 

I was born in Seville and I live in Seville. I suppose being from there has an influence, even if not in a direct way: living in a city where art is in the streets forces you to be more demanding with your work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What inspires you lately?

 

 

Lately I am very inspired by architecture and fashion. The search for the balance of forms is my fundamental pillar.

 

 

 

What do you like about Alhaja?

 

 

I love the simplicity and well-executed cleanliness; I like that it doesn't have a pretentious or obvious aesthetic. I like the love they put in their work. And I like that they are interested and show the work of people like me.

 

 

 

 

«The search for the balance of forms is my fundamental pillar.»

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You can follow Virginia's works through her instagram: @virgen_ceramica