Colectivo 1050°

Colectivo 1050°

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A Creative Excuse #29: Diego Mier y Terán
Diego is a co-founder and Director of Innovando la Tradición, a creative platform where artisans, designers and artists share skills, knowledge and stories to rethink and honor the ceramic traditions of Oaxaca.
New York Times: For the Women of One Oaxacan Village, Pottery Is a Way of Life
"The act of turning earth into clay and transforming its properties with fire — is one of humankind’s earliest inventions."
Designboom: Colectivo 1050
founded by kythzia barrera — an eindhoven design academy graduate — and diego mier y terán, colectivo 1050º is a mexican brand of clay objects made by hand in oaxaca, mexico, with the mission of opening new paths to this disappearing discipline and empowering the artisans who practice it. ‘in a world of disposable plastic products, produced in millions, the unique craft of the potter is rarely valued,’ comments colectivo 1050º. ‘since they cannot earn a sufficient and fair income, many are abandoning the craft altogether.’

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