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About the Artists
Mara is an accomplished painter, sculptor and ceramicist who has studied
engraving with the famous artist, Alfredo Zalce. After studying art in London,
she began working with high-temperature ceramics and created wonderfully
unique glazes for her pieces. She then went on to study with the Italian
ceramist, Bruno Terese, in Italy. Mara has had numerous expositions of her
original stoneware pieces in Europe, the United States and Mexico.
Padilla Stoneware Mugs
Rodolfo Padilla grew up learning his art at his father’s ceramic studio.
In 1981 he won a scholarship to study ceramic design and materials in
Japan and then went on to continue his studies in Argentina and Italy.
Rodolfo Padilla has presented his work at a number of expositions in
Japan, Europe, South America, Mexico and the United States. He is an
accomplished ceramicist and sculptor.
Padilla's process includes firing the piece at high temperatures, letting it dry for a couple of days,
removing the rough edges, and then applying a lead-free glaze creating the appearance of it
dripping before firing it again for a shorter period of time.
Currently Padilla divides his daily work time to several studios where he sculpts, paints and creates
new ceramic designs. He is now devoting his talent to the creation of fine sculptures in mixed
mediums and paintings which are not presented here.
"She has developed a fine sensibility in schematic and precise line drawings.
Ceramics is no easy medium for precise line drawings, yet Mara has mastered
her technique with brush and stylus and has been able to portray her life experiences with
unrivaled naturalness. We see her universe on parade in all of her stoneware pieces, whether they
be vases or plaques. Flowers, birds and geometric designs all represent her personal vision and
display her unique perceptions of the world."
Alfredo Zalce, May l994
Stoneware Lovers, we think these products are wonderful! Great for gift giving and a work of art
for your table. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
A very durable material, stoneware will last for years while keeping its original beauty. Each
piece is fired twice at a high temperature and finished by hand. Minor imperfections are
therefore a common characteristic of hand-finished stoneware products. Strict quality control
has been established to ensure you the highest quality possible at the best price.
There are many factors that determine variations in colors that result from high-fired glazed
stoneware, many of which are a challenge to control. Therefore, each piece is unique and there
are often variations in color.
Only lead free glazes are used and the product is tested to ensure that there are no traces
of either lead nor cadmium.
"Out of all of the
retail links from the
Blaze site, I chose
to place my order
with Coffee Lovers
simply because you
took the time to
introduce me to the
artists. Thank you.
I ordered 4 mugs
and am sure to
order more in the
future." --- Tamara
|"Received my mugs
today and have
already used one
for tea which I
drink a lot of. They
are nice to use and
look great." --- Tom
|Also in the Mara Collection.....