Hecho a Mano supports artists making work at the intersection of innovation and tradition.
In an increasingly automated world, we believe it is important to uphold processes that are humanity's collective inheritance. Works made by hand reveal the mark of the maker, and express an incalculable heritage that we, as people, are gifted. When we hold a ceramic pot, we are not just holding a handmade object, but the entire history of craftsmanship that has led to creation of that vessel.
These materials go deep. How long has humanity been working with clay, fibers, wood? There is a cellular familiarity with these mediums that create an instant understanding. This can sometimes lead to the useless debate about whether or not craft is art.
We hope that the works here find resonance with you.
Image above courtesy of Colectivo 1050.